Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar

Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, popularly known as Babasaheb, was an Indian jurist, politician and social reformer who inspired the Dalit Buddhist movement and campaigned against social discrimination in India, striving for equal rights for the Dalit and women.

As independent India's first law minister, he was principal architect of the Constitution of India.

Ambedkar was a prolific student, earning a law degree and various doctorates from Columbia University and the London School of Economics, and gained a reputation as a scholar for his research in law, economics and political science. In his early career he was an economist, professor, and lawyer.

His later life was marked by his political activities, where he became involved in the negotiations for India's independence, contributing significantly to the establishment of the state of India. In 1956 he converted to Buddhism, initiating mass conversions of Dalits.

Thereafter he tried to find ways to make a living for his growing family. He worked as a private tutor, as an accountant, and established an investment consulting business, but in 1918 he became Professor of Political Economy in the Sydenham College of Commerce and Economics in Mumbai.