Life of Fulfilment
Ambedkars entire life was dedicated
to one purpose securing justice and equality to those people who are
called untouchalbes. He had said many times "God will spare me till I
complete my work for the untouchables. "He lived to see untouchability
declared a crime. The untouchables had secured political equality. They
should enjoy social equality also this feeling was beginning to grow
in the country.
As early as in 1951, Ambedkars health had begun to fail.
Yet he continued to work saying that he would not succumb to ill health
when there was work to be done.
On 16th December 1956 he breathed his last.
Thousand and thousands of people watched the funeral procession and expressed
their sorrow and admiration. Five hundred thousand people witnessed the
Ambedkar was very fond of books. He had set apart a part
of his house "Rajagriha for them. When he suffered from an eye trouble,
he was particularly unhappy that he could not read. Whenever he went abroad,
he used to buy books. Once he bought more than two thousand books in New
York. "untoucalbes, Buddha and His Gospel, Revolution and Counter
Revolution in India, Buddha and Karl Marx and The Riddle of Hinduism
these are some of the books he wrote. His books show how widely he had
read, how he had gathered information, and how he could think for himself.