B. R. Ambedkar Age, Death, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

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Some Facts About B. R. Ambedkar

  • He born in 1891 in a Marathi family and he was the fourteenth child to his parents.
  • The real surname of B. R. Ambedkar was Sakpal, but his father changed his surname as Ambadawekar during his school admission.
  • In his school time, he was one of the favourite student of his teacher Mahadev Ambedkar and Mahadev changed his surname from Ambadawekar to Ambedkar
  • He was the first Indian to pursue a doctorate in economics abroad.
  • He was the Key person who recommend change of working hours in India from 14 hours to 8 hours.
Full NameBhimrao Ramji Ambedkar
Nickname(s)Babasaheb, Bheem & Ambedkar
Profession(s)Economist, Social Reformer, Politician
Famous ForFather of Indian Constitution
Physical Stats & More
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Political PartyIndependent Labour Party
B. R. Ambedkar's Independent Labour Party
Political Journey • He started his political career in 1936. On 15 August 1936, He established his own political party ‘Independent Labour Party.’
• His party participated in Central Legislative Assembly election and won 14 seats.
• After some time he changed his Labour Party with the name All India Scheduled Castes Federation.
• He also attended Lok Sabha elections two times but he lost.
Personal Life
Date of Birth14 April 1891
BirthplaceMhow, Central Provinces, British India (now in Madhya Pradesh, India)
Date of Death6 December 1956
Place of DeathDelhi, India
Age (at the time of death)65 Years
Death CauseDue to Diabetes
Zodiac sign/Sun signAries
Signature B. R. Ambedkar's Signature
Nationality Indian
HometownMhow, Madhya Pradesh, India
School(s) • A Government School in Mhow, Madhya Pradesh
• Elphinstone High School, Bombay (now, Mumbai)
College/University • Elphinstone College, Mumbai
• Columbia University, New York City
• London School of Economics
• University of Bonn, Germany
• Gray’s Inn, London for the Bar Course
Educational Qualification(s) • Master’s Degree in Economics from Columbia University
• D.Sc. in Economics from the London University
• Ph.D. in Economics in 1927
Religion • Hinduism
CasteDalit Mahar
HobbiesReading, Writing, Cooking
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian
Awards, Honours, AchievementsBharat Ratna in 1990
Famous Quotes • The relationship between husband and wife should be one of closest friends.
• Men are mortal. So are ideas. An idea needs propagation as much as a plant needs watering. Otherwise both will wither and die.
• A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
• So long as you do not achieve social liberty, whatever freedom is provided by the law is of no avail to you.
• Political tyranny is nothing compared to the social tyranny and a reformer who defies society is a more courageous man than a politician who defies Government.
• Every man who repeats the dogma of Mill that one country is no fit to rule another country must admit that one class is not fit to rule another class.
• Life should be great rather than long.
• I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.
Institutes/Places Named After HimAirport:
• Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport

Awards and Prizes:
By the Indian Government
• Dr. Ambedkar International Award
• Dr. Ambedkar National Award

• Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Ratan Award

Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Wife/Spouse First Wife: Ramabai Ambedkar (m. 1906-1935) (until her dealth)
B. R. Ambedkar with his first wife Ramabai Ambedkar
Second Wife: Savita Ambedkar (m. 1948–1956)
B. R. Ambedkar with his second wife Savita
Children Son(s)– Rajratna Ambedkar (Died), Yashwant Ambedkar (from Ramabai Ambedkar)
Daughter– Indu (Died)
ParentsFather– Ramji Maloji Sakpal (Army Officer)
Mother– Bhimabai Sakpal
B. R. Ambedkar's Parents
SiblingsBrother(s)– Balaram, Anandrao
Sister(s)– Manjula, Tulasi, Gangabai, Ramabai

Favourite Things
Favourite Food(s)Plain Rice, Arhar Dal, Chicken, Fish
Favourite Book(s)Life of Tolstoy by Leo Tolstoy, Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy
Favourite Person(s)Gautama Buddha, Raja Harishchandra (Indian King)
Favourite Animal Dog
Favourite ColourBlue

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