There is a village called Ambavade in the Ratnagiri district of
Maharashtra. Bhimrao was the son of Ramji Sakpal of that village. He was the fourteenth
child of his parents.
Ramji followed the teachings of saint Kabir. (Kabir taught that devotion to God,
Bhakthi, alone is important) Ramji did not believe in differences of caste,
creed and religion. It was his belief that all who performed Hari Bhajan
(prayer) belonged to God.
Ambedkar was born on 14th April 1891. His full name was Bhimrao Ambavadekar.
A story is narrated about Ambedkars birth. Ramji Sakpals uncle was a saint.
Once he told Ramji, "You will have a son. He will become world famous, " and
blessed him. Bhimrao Ambavadekar was born after this. His mother died when he was just
five years old.