Google has commemorated Dr. Ambedkar with their very own Google Doodle. The doodle itself was applied to the Google homepage in 7 different territories. But who is the great man?
Here are 10 facts about Dr. Ambedkar.
1. Ambedkar’s original name was actually Ambavadekar. But his teacher, Mahadev Ambedkar, spotting his prodigal talent, changed his surname from ‘Ambavadekar’ to his own surname ‘Ambedkar’ in school records.
2. Dr. Ambedkar emphasised the significance and need for the “Grid System” – a method of supplying electricity- which is still working successfully even today.
3. He changed the working hours for Indians from 12 hours to 8 hours