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