On 14 April 2021, the High Commission of India in London paid tribute to Dr Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar on his 130th birth anniversary at India House. Babasaheb, as he was popularly known, was born on 14th April 1891. He was an academician, a leading figure in the national movement for a free India and a strong voice against untouchability.
Dr. Ambedkar was posthumously awarded India’s highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna in 1990. Maharashtra Government has acquired the modest building in London at 10 King Henry Road, where Dr Ambedkar lived during his days as a student. It was inaugurated as a museum by India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi in November 2015.