When Bhimrao was a student at
the High school, a Brahmin teacher admired Bhimraos lively mind. His family name was
Ambedkar. The teacher liked Bhimrao so much that he changed his name from Ambavadekar to
When Bhimraos father married for the second time the boys mind under
went a change. He decided that he should be independent and the only way to achieve this
was to study well.
Why not go to Bombay, thought the boy. He needed money for the railway fare;
didnt he? For three days he tried to steal his aunts purse, and at last got
it. He found just half an anna (three paise) in it!
By next morning the boy was ashamed of and disgusted with his deed. He decided to
struggle and stand on his own legs whatever the difficulties.
Young Bhim was very fond of books and never tired of them. And his father even borrowed
money and satisfied the boys thirst for books.