Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar
Ambedkars legacy as a socio political reformer, had a deep effect on modern India. In post Independence India his socio political thought has acquired respect across the political spectrum. His initiatives have influenced various spheres of life and transformed the way India today looks at socio economic policies, education and affirmative action through socio economic and legal incentives. His reputation as a scholar led to his appointment as free Indias first law minister, and chairman of the committee responsible to draft a constitution. He passionately believed in the freedom of the individual and criticized equally both caste society. His allegation of Hinduism foundation of caste system, made him controversial and unpopular among the Hindu community.His conversion to Buddhism sparked a revival in interest in Buddhist philosophy in India and abroad.