10 lesser-known facts about B.R. Ambedkar :

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B.R. Ambedkar was born

April 14, 1891, in Mhow,

Madhya Pradesh.

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First person from the Dalit

community to earn a college degree

in India, and went on to earn

in India and abroad.

multiple degrees from universities

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Ambedkar was a social

reformer, jurist, and economist, and

is widely regarded as the chief

architect of India's Constitution.

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Ambedkar founded the

Independent Labour Party in 1936,

which later merged with the

Congress Party.

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He was appointed as

India's first Law Minister in 1947,

and played a key role in

framing India's Constitution.

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Ambedkar authored

numerous books, including

'Annihilation of Caste' and

'The Buddha and His Dhamma'.

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He converted to Buddhism in 1956,

 along with several thousand of

 his followers, to escape the

 discrimination faced by Dalits in


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Ambedkar was awarded the Bharat

Ratna, India's highest civilian

award, posthumously in 1990.

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He passed away on December 6,

1956, due to complications

from diabetes.

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