People scatter rose petals in front of a portrait of Dr BR Ambedkar
People scatter rose petals in front of a portrait of Dr BR AmbedkarReuters

Bollywood celebs and politicians remembered Dr BR Ambedkar, the father of the Indian Constitution, on his 124th birth anniversary on Tuesday, 14 April, 2015.

The hashtag #AmbedkarJayanti has been trending on micro-blogging site Twitter since morning, where people are paying tributes to Babasaheb, who was known for his fight against social discrimination of Dalits, women and labourers. 

Born in Mhow, Madhya Pradesh on 14 April 1891, Ambedkar served as independent India's first law minister.

Search engine giant Google has also paid tributes to Ambedkar by creating a doodle to mark the birth anniversary of Babasaheb Ambedkar.

Many politicians including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, BJP president Amit Shah, and celebs including actors Riteish Deshmukh and Anupam Kher, among others, paid tributes to Ambedkar. 

Tributes posted on Twitter: 

Anandiben Patel

Was delighted to see school children well aware about the ideals & thoughts propagated by Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar.

Adv. Somnath Bharati

In the 300 yrs of history of Columbia University Dr. Ambedkar was adjudged to be the best student but Govt of India didn't celebrate this.

Piyush Goyal

My heartfelt wishes to the countrymen on birth anniversary of Bharat Ratna, Dr. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar ji. As the Chairman of drafting Committee of our Constitution, he was the key architect of the founding principles of independent India. His efforts to eradicate social evils were remarkable. Throughout his life he worked for the upliftment & rights of the marginalised classes

Anupam Kher

Just to remind the world on Dr. Ambedkar's Jayanti what he had to say about Art. 370. It is an eye opener..:)

Nirmala Sitharaman

On his birth anniversary, recalling the steely grit that Dr Ambedkar showed as a social reformer. Constructive and motivational.

Vasundhara Raje

Tributes to Bharat Ratna Babasaheb Ambedkar on his birth anniversary. We must adopt his principles of human dignity & equality for all.

Rajnath Singh

Heartfelt tributes to Baba Saheb Bhim Rao Ambedkar on his 124th birth anniversary today. Jai Bhim! Jai Bharat!

Ravi Shankar Prasad

My tribute to the architect of the Indian Constitution Bharat Ratna Baba Sahab Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Ji on his birthday.

Amit Shah

My homage to architect of India's constitution, Bharat Ratna Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar ji on his 125th birth anniversary.

Sivarajsingh Chouhan

Tribute to the great visionary, architect of the Indian constitution, Dr.Babasaheb Ambedkar on his birth anniversary.

Riteish Deshmukh 

Remembering Dr Babasaheb Ambedkarji Architect of Indian Constitution on his Birth Anniversary today. His contribution to humanity is immense

Arun Jaitley

Today on the birth anniversary of Dr. Ambedkar, the principal architect of the Constitution of India, let us remember & pay tribute to him.

CM of Karnataka

On Shri. Babasaheb Ambedkar's birthday, I bow down to the Principal Architect of the Constitution of India. #AmbedkarJayanti

Kiran Bedi

Agar inka statue laga hai to koi Neta hi honge". Villagers were not aware its Dr Ambedkar's. So much of our awareness in rural areas+