India may acquire the house of Dr B R Ambedkar in London where he lived during 1920’s. According to a social organisation, the aim is to convert the Rs 40-Crore residential property into a memorial.
Federation of Ambedkarite and Buddhist Organisations (FABO), UK has taken the initiative to acquire the property which measures 2,050 sq ft on King Henry’s Road.
The FABO has sought the help from Maharashtra state government for a grant of 4 million pounds.
Santosh Dass, President of FABO,UK, said, “I am delighted that the Government of Maharashtra has supported the FABO, UK’s initiative to purchase the house where Dr Ambedkar lodged while he was studying at the London School of Economics”.
“We are still awaiting official confirmation,” she added.
“The proposed memorial would help the Indian students particularly from the poorer sections coming to the UK for higher studies to stay. It would be a lasting memorial to the great visionary and dalit leader for years to come,” said Arun Kumar, General Secretary of FABO, UK.