Screengrab of the tweet
Screengrab of the tweet

DeTect: Did Brahmins play a key role in Ambedkar’s life?

The account said, “Who took care of Ambedkar as a child, and funded his education? A Brahmin. Whom do Ambedkarites abuse? Hindus & Brahmins!”

NEW DELHI: Last year, a web portal made a series of claims regarding Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar’s childhood, education, and how he gained the surname.

The account said, “Who took care of Ambedkar as a child, and funded his education? A Brahmin. Whom do Ambedkarites abuse? Hindus & Brahmins!”

Alt News spoke with a kin of Dr Ambedkar. He disputed that a Brahmin teacher changed Dr Ambedkar’s surname.

But it must be noted Ambedkar himself spoke about deriving his surname from a Brahmin teacher, in an interview with a Marathi magazine.

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