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Dr.Ambedkar (14 April 1891 - 6 December 1956)
- Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, popularly known as Babasaheb Ambedkar
- Bhimrao Ambedkar was born on 14 April 1891 in Madhya Pradesh. He was
the fourteenth child of his parents. Ambedkar's father Ramji was a
Subedar in the Indian Army and posted at Mhow cantonment, MP.
- Dr. B.R. Ambedkar was one of the architects of the Indian
Constitution. He was a political leader, eminent jurist, Buddhist
activist, philosopher, anthropologist, historian, orator, writer,
economist, scholar and editor. Dr. Ambedkar fought to eradicate the
social evils like untouchability and for the rights of the dalits and
other socially backward classes throughout his life. Dr. Ambedkar was
appointed as India's first Law Minister in the Cabinet of Jawaharlal
Nehru. He was posthumously awarded the Bharat Ratna, India's highest
civilian honour in 1990.
- Ambedkar, in wake of reaching to the people and making them understand
the drawbacks of the prevailing social evils, launched a newspaper
called "Mooknayaka" (leader of the silent)
- Well known director Jabbar Patel directed a movie on Ambedkar's life
and teachings in English which was later dubbed in Hindi and other
- In 1955, he founded the Bharatiya Bauddha Mahasabha, or the Buddhist
Society of India. He completed his final work, The Buddha and His
Dhamma, in 1956 which was published posthumously.
- Chaitya Bhoomi is a memorial to Dr. B R Ambedkar, Chief architect of
Indian Constitution. Earlier known as Dadar Chowpatty it began to be
known as Chaitya Bhoomi after Babasaheb Ambedkar was cremated here after
his death on 6 December 1956.
- His birthdate is celebrated as a public holiday known as Ambedkar Jayanti or Bhim Jayanti.
Source: baou.edu.in/dr-br-ambedkar ; en.wikipedia.org
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Bal Gangadhar Tilak
Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak (July 23, 1856 - August 1, 1920), was an
Indian nationalist, social reformer and independence fighter who was the
first popular leader of the Indian Independence Movement and was
described by the British as "Father of the Indian unrest."
His slogan, "Swaraj (Self Rule) is my birthright", inspired millions of
Indians. Gandhi called Tilak "The Maker of Modern India".
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- Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948)
of the Nation
for India's independence through his policies based on non-violence, truth
and love. The entire nation followed him to achieve independence from the
British rule through non-violence and non-cooperation - 'Ahimsa'
- He was born in Porbandar, Gujarat to Karamchand Gandhi (alias Kaba Gandhi)
& Putlibai on 2nd October in the year 1869. Kirti Mandir, the
house where he was born has now been converted into a national monument.
His birth anniversary is celebrated as "Gandhi Jayanthi".
- The Story of My Experiments with Truth was written by Gandhiji in Gujarati.
The English translation was done by his secretary Mahadev Desai and was
published before Gandhiji's death'.