Famous Personalities - Dr Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar (1891-1956)

1. A prominent Scheduled Caste leader born in Maharashtra he waged consistent fight for the rights of the untouchables and represented the depressed classes at the Round Table Conference held at London.
2. He raised, demand for separate electorates for the scheduled castes which was vehemently opposed by Gandhi.
3. He signed Poona Pact in 1932 and amicably resolved the issue.
4. In 1943, he formed the Scheduled Caste Federation.
5. He was member of the Viceroy's Executive Council from 1942-1946.
6. He was the member of the Constituent Assembly and Chairman of the Drafting Committee of our constitution.
7. He was Minister for Law in the Union Council of Ministers from 1947-1951.
8. He is the author of several books on economics, sociology and politics.
9. Towards the close of his life, he embraced Buddhism.

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