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Maharashtra government decided to buy a house in London where BR Ambedkar stayed

Jan 28, 2015 16:00 IST

Maharashtra Government on 24 January 2015 decided to buy a house in London where Dr Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar lived in the 1920s. The state government after buying the house will convert it into a memorial-cum-museum.

Ambedkar, the architect of the Indian Constitution, lived in the 2050 square feet three-storey house on 10, King Henry Road, NW3 of London while pursuing his higher studies in the London School of Economics during 1921-22.

The deal to buy the house was finalised and announced by Maharashtra Education Minister Vinod Tawde who visited London for a global academic conference. The deal has been finalised at a sum of 35 crore rupees.

The house will be open for public from 124th birth anniversary of Ambedkar on 14 April 2015 and would provide Ambedkar’s life, works and contribution to the country’s freedom struggle and subsequent public life.


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