Dr Ambedkar’s body brought to Bombay at 2 pm on 6 December 1956
Confidential letter number 12609-H written by the special branch of CID, Bombay, to the Secretary to the Government of Bombay on 12 December 1956
Dr. AMBEDKAR’S FUNERAL
The Secretary to the Government of Bombay,
Home Department, Bombay
Subject-Funeral of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar
The news of the sudden death of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, a member of Rajya Sabha and the leader of the Scheduled Caste Foundation, at Delhi reached Bombay at about 1 p.m. on December 6th, 1956 and it spread like wildfire in the city and especially in the backward class community. A large number of people collected at the residence of Dr. Ambedkar at Raj Griha, Hindu Colony, Dadar, where they expected to have his last darshan. An equal number of persons collected at Santacruz Airport, where the body was reported to be brought by air.
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