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.
- 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.
- 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