Ambedkar death anniversary: PM Modi, President Kovind, Rahul Gandhi pay tributes

In picture: B R Ambedkar in 1950. Ambedkar passed away on this day in 1956. He was 65 then.? Photograph:( Others )

PTI New Delhi, Delhi, India Dec 06, 2017, 08.13 AM (IST)

President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi today paid tributes to the architect of the Constitution, B R Ambedkar, on his death anniversary.

The leaders paid floral tributes to Ambedkar, hailed for his contribution towards uplift of Dalits, at Parliament House Lawns here.

Union Ministers Rajnath Singh and Thawar Chand Gehlot and senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge also paid respects to Ambedkar there.

Ambedkar passed away on this day in 1956 at the age of 65.

"I bow to Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar on his Mahaparinirvan Diwas," the prime minister said on Twitter. 

Rahul pays tribute to Ambedkar

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi today paid tribute to the architect of the Constitution, B R Ambedkar, on his death anniversary and said men might be mortal but their ideas need to be propagated.

Gandhi, poised to take over as Congress president, took to Twitter to remember Ambedkar, hailed for his contribution towards the upliftment of Dalits.

"Men are mortal. So are ideas. An idea needs propagation as much as a plant needs watering. Otherwise, both will wither and die. My tributes to #BabasahebAmbedkar on #MahaParinirvana Diwas," Gandhi said.

Ambedkar passed away on this day in 1956. He was 65 then.