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Ramabai Bhimrao Ambedkar

The credit of making Dr. Ambedkar from minor Bhima goes to Ramabai.

Full NameRamabai Bhimrao Ambedkar
Date of Birth7 February 1898
Died27 May 1935
Place of BirthVanand, Ratnagiri (Maharashtra)
Mother’s NameRukmini Dhotre 
Father’s NameBhiku Dhotre 
Spouse’s NameDr. Babasaheb Ambedkar
Children5 (Yashwant, Gangadhar, Ramesh, Indu (daughter) and Rajratna)

Ramabai was the first wife of Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, she is also known by the name Ramai.
Babasaheb Ambedkar’s life was greatly influenced by Ramabai. Babasaheb stated that his pursuit of higher education and achieving his potential was made possible by her support. When Babasaheb was abroad for his studies, she faced many difficulties but that never stopped him from accomplishing his goals.

Despite not having received a formal education, Ramabai was able to comprehend the suffering of the oppressed and the occurrence of injustices. Through her life, Ramabai Ambedkar exemplifies not only the value of modesty, but also emphasizes the importance of persistence and determination in the face of adversity.

Ramai: By Yashwant Manohar, Podcast is available on youtube

Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar’s book, “Thoughts on Pakistan,” was published in 1941, following the passing of his dear wife Ramabai. He credited this book to his beloved wife Ramai. Ramabai’s “goodness of heart, her nobility of spirit, and her purity of character, as well as for the cool fortitude and readiness to suffer” beside Ambedkar during the tough circumstances they suffered and the difficulties that befell upon them.

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