Born a Hindu and died a Buddhist, Bhim Rao Ambedkar was one of the most brilliant brains, a compelling communicator, a scholastic writer and a great fighter for human dignity and equality that India produced in the last century. His was a life of sufferings, challenges, discriminations, mental torturing by the social tyranny of the caste system, struggles, despairs, victories, defeats and what not…
Though born in quite miserable a situation of a so-called untouchable caste, he rose to some of the most honored positions in public life by the power of his in-born brilliance, talents, hard-earned academic qualifications and profound knowledge in law and other disciplines. He was the chairman of the committee that drafted the constitution for Independent India, and was the first minister for laws in the first ministry of the new Indian Union. He was known as the father of Indian constitution. But ultimately, that curse of Hinduism - the despicable caste system - forced him to lead a massive conversion into Buddhism.