ThisDayThatYear: JAI BHIM

Today is the 65th death anniversary of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar, the leader of the Dalit movement and the chairman of the drafting committee of the Constitution of India. Though he died in Delhi, his body was brought to Mumbai and cremated according to Buddhist rites at Dadar beach in the presence of 50,000 admirers and followers on 7th December, 1956. His cremation site is now memorialised as Chaitya Bhoomi.