Prime Minister Narendra Modi today paid his tributes to B R Ambedkar, saying India will always be thankful to Babasaheb for his rich service to the nation.
“I bow to Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar on his Nirvan Divas. India will always be thankful to Babasaheb for his rich service to the nation,” he said in a tweet.
He also paid floral tributes to Ambedkar at a function in Parliament.
Ambedkar, popularly known as Babasaheb Ambedkar, was the Architect of the Indian Constitution.
In Maharashtra, the home state of Dr BR Ambedkar, rich tributes were paid to Baba Saheb Ambedkar on his 60th death anniversary.
The day was observed as ‘Mahaparinirvan Din’ by thousands of followers from all over the state who converged at his memorial ‘Chaityabhoomi’ near Shivaji Park in Dadar in state capital Mumbai.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Education Minister Vinod Tawde were among the leaders who paid homage to Ambedkar at the ‘Chaityabhoomi’.
At Mantralaya, the state Secretariat, floral tributes were offered to the late leader. At Vidhan Bhawan, Legislature staff paid tributes to Ambedkar.