Thursday, April 14, 2011

[ZESTCaste] Ambedkar relics at Salar Jung museum

Ambedkar relics at Salar Jung museum

Express News Service
First Published : 14 Apr 2011 03:53:15 AM IST
Last Updated : 14 Apr 2011 09:59:58 AM IST

HYDERABAD: Not many know but Dr B R Ambedkar used to get threatening
letters when he was alive.

In fact, his greatness was such that he used to give replies to such
threatening letters in a kind and polite manner.

One such rare letter was put on display in Salar Jung Museum at the
photo exhibition on Bharat Ratna Dr BR Ambedkar on Wednesday.

"I have been getting letters threatening my life. They are all not
paid. I have been telling my secretary that, in law, when we hang a
man we don't inflict a fine on him. Why should these assassins fine me
by sending non-paid letters in addition to taking my life. I am glad
your father is keeping well. Tell him that I shall be delighted to
hear from him if he cares to write to me, With kindest regards, I am
yours sincerely B R Ambedkar" reads the letter.

A rich collection of several such texts and photographs of Ambedkar
interested visitors to Salar Jung Museums.

The photos included snaps of Ambedkar with various freedom fighters,
his family members and those showing his participation in various
discussions in the Parliament and abroad.

The costumes, articles used by Ambedkar during his life were also
displayed in the form of a photograph.

Ambedkar's association with Buddhism was evident in photographs which
showed him felicitating several monks in various parts of the country.

The huge funeral procession after the demise of Ambedkar was also on display.


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