Maharashtra government purchases Dr. B. R. Ambedkar’s London House [ Current Affairs ]


About Dr. B. R. Ambedkar: Dr. B. R. Ambedkar’s full name is Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar. He was born on 14th April 1891 and died on 6th December 1956. He is popularly known as Babasaheb.

Image of BR Ambedkar

Image of BR Ambedkar

Dr. B. R. Ambedkar’s London House Purchased

  • He was an Indian jurist, economist, politician and social reformer.
  • He inspired the Modern Buddhist Movement and drum up support against social taste against Untouchables (Dalits), women and labour.
  • He was first law minister of Independent India and the principal architect of the Constitution of India.

His achievements:

  • India’s highest civilian award, the Bharat Ratna was retrospectively conferred upon Ambedkar in 1990.

About buying of his London house:

  • Maharashtra government has bought the house in London where Dr. B. R. Ambedkar had stayed in the 1920s when he was a student.
  • This house has been purchased by State government in 3.1 million pound deal.
  • This is three - store house located on 10, King Henry Road, NW3 of London.
  • State government now will convert this property into an international memorial and museum for public.

- Published on: August 31, 2015