B. R. Ambedkar

Profession: Jurist, Economist, Social Reformer, Politician

Brother of B. R. Ambedkar


Daughter of B. R. Ambedkar


Father of B. R. Ambedkar

Ramji Maloji Sakpal (Army Officer)

Favourite Person(s) of B. R. Ambedkar

Gautama Buddha, Harishchandra (Indian King), Kabir Das (Indian Poet)

Mother of B. R. Ambedkar

Bhimabai Sakpal

Sister of B. R. Ambedkar


Son of B. R. Ambedkar

Rajratna Ambedkar
Yashwant Ambedkar

Wife/Spouse of B. R. Ambedkar

Ramabai Ambedkar
Savita Ambedkar

Favourite Animal of B. R. Ambedkar


Favourite Book(s) of B. R. Ambedkar

Life of Tolstoy by Leo Tolstoy, Les Miserables by Victor Hugo, Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy

Favourite Colour of B. R. Ambedkar


Favourite Food(s) of B. R. Ambedkar

Plain Rice, Arhar Dal, Masoor Dal, Chicken, Fish

Favourite Person(s) of B. R. Ambedkar

Gautama Buddha, Harishchandra (Indian King), Kabir Das (Indian Poet)

Awards and Prizes/By the Indian Government of B. R. Ambedkar

Dr. Ambedkar International Award
Dr. Ambedkar National Award

Awards, Honours, Achievements of B. R. Ambedkar

Bharat Ratna in 1990

Information about B. R. Ambedkar

He also led the movement; demanding the reduction in factory hours (14 to 8 a day) for the workers.  The real surname of B. R. Ambedkar was Sakpal, but his father registered his surname as Ambadawekar (after the name of his native village, 'Ambadawe') during his school admission.  In his school time, he was the favourite student of his teacher Mahadev Ambedkar, who was a Brahmin. Later, the teacher changed his surname from 'Ambadawekar' to 'Ambedkar.'  In 1923, he pursued his D.Sc. in Economics. The same year, he got a call from Gray's Inn for his Bar Course. His third Doctorate LL.D, Columbia, 1952 and fourth Doctorate D.Litt., Osmania, 1953 were granted honoris causa (degrees awarded without examinations). With his achievements, he became the first Indian to pursue his Doctorate overseas.  Did B. R. Ambedkar smoke?: Not Known  He was born in such a community which was considered as low cast by the society and had to face a lot of humiliation throughout his school time by the teachers and schoolfellows, which were considered as upper-cast by the society. He explained the situation later in his book titled 'No peon, No water.'  He formed several laws in India for women labors including the Labor Protection Act, Woman & Child, Mines Maternity Benefit, and Woman Labor Welfare Fund.  In 1921, four years later, he got the permission to return to London to present his thesis titled 'The problem of the rupee: Its origin and its solution,' and finally completed his master's degree.  His father got retired from the British Indian Army in 1894, and two years later, he shifted to Satara (a city in Maharashtra) along with his family. After some time of their settlement in Maharashtra, B. R. Ambedkar lost his mother.  He was a great book lover. He designed his house 'Rajgriha' at Bombay especially to store the vast collection of his books (approx. 50,000). His library was the biggest library in Bombay from 1924 to 1934.  He was posthumously awarded the highest honour of India 'Bharat Ratna' in 1990.  He was born in 1891 in a Marathi family and was the fourteenth and last child to his parents. His family belonged to Ambadawe town of Mandangad Taluka in Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra, India.  Did B. R. Ambedkar drink alcohol?: Not Known  In 1897, his family shifted to Mumbai and there he joined Elphinstone High School (he was the only untouchable student in the school). Then, he got married to Ramabai (a 9-year-old girl) in 1906, at the age of 15. 

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