Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar was an Indian jurist, economist and a Dalit leader who headed the drafting committee of the constitution of India. He played the role of the chief architect of the Indian constitution and fought against the caste divide in society. He always stood for the upliftment of the lower classes and their equal rights, especially people from the Dalit community.
Here are 10 lesser known facts about his lifestyle
1. Dr. Ambedkar was the first Ph.D in Economics and the first double doctorate holder in Economics in South Asia.
2. After graduating from Bombay University with a bachelor’s degree in economics and political science, he went on to Columbia University in New York for his master’s degree before pursuing legal training in London.
3. Ambedkar had a keen interest in painting and used to tell everyone to devote time to art and creativity.
4. He was a pet lover, especially a dog lover.
5. Babasaheb had a fascination about cars. He had two cars, one in Bombay and the other one in Delhi.
6. Dr. Ambedkar is the only Indian whose statue is attached to Karl Marx in the London Museum.
7. Ambedkar also had a fascination for collecting fountain pens.
8. A 20-page autobiographical story written by Ambedkar in 1935-36, Waiting for a Visa is a book that draws from his experiences with untouchability, starting from his childhood.
9. Babasaheb Ambedkar’s book library in Mumbai was specially designed according to his liking and had a vast collection of books.
10. Along with being the architect of the Indian constitution, he was also an ‘architect’ of gardening and had even maintained his garden at 22, Prithviraj Road, his official residence when he served as labour minister.