When Dr Bheem Rao Ambedkar died on 6 December 1956 in Delhi, Dadar Chowpati of Bombay (now Mumbai ) was selected for cremation., It was the second largest turnout for a leader’s funeral in the history of Mumbai, second only to Sardar Patel’s in 1950. The place is now known as ‘Chaitya Bhoomi’. Every year on the Mahaparinirva Diwas the place witnesses lakhs of Dr.Ambedkar swho visit there to pay their respects to him. The Chaityabhoomi memorial was inaugurated by his daughter-in-law, Meera Ambedkar on 5 December 1971.
Published in the December 2014 issue of the Forward Press magazine
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