5 songs on Ambedkar you must not miss

DailyBiteApr 14, 2016 | 18:51

5 songs on Ambedkar you must not miss

Everyone's going 'Jai Bhim' on Babasaheb's 125th birth anniversary.

The architect of independent India's Constitution and the icon of Dalit struggle to wrest free of caste politics - Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar - turned 125 today, April 14, 2016. First law minister of free India, a lifelong votary of parliamentary democracy and a man much, much ahead of his time, Ambedkar has now been ensconced at a pedestal in the Indian history canon that is second only to Mahatma Gandhi.


While the national politics has been reduced to a snake and ladder game of "claiming Ambedkar" amongst BJP, BSP, Congress and other assorted political outfits, popular culture has been paying euphoric tributes to the man for long. A genre, called "Bhim Geet", has spawned with songs dedicated to Ambedkar, jubilating his political and intellectual legacy.

Here are five songs - some in Hindi, some in Marathi - that celebrate Ambedkar with a gusto sorely missingly among political parties with eyes on the caste vote banks.

Give them all a good listen!

BR Ambedkar.

Diwani Bhimachi Diwani

Gandhi Cha Jivan Daata Majha Bhimrao

Bhim Ke Lakhate Jigar

A For Ambedkar

Bana Aata Bhimkanya


This story first appeared on thelallantop.com.

Last updated: April 13, 2018 | 19:28
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