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News |  06 Dec 2014 18:31 |  By IANS

We need you now: Vishal Dadlani on Ambedkar's death anniversary

MUMBAI: Musician Vishal Dadlani Saturday paid tribute to Babasaheb Ambedkar on his death anniversary, saying that the country needs people like him.

Dadlani, who has given some foot-tapping numbers like "Tu meri" and "Desi girl" along with his music partner Shekhar Ravjiani, took to social networking site Twitter to remember the leader.

"Babasaheb Ambedkar, may your light guide us. You brought about a progressive, secular India, for all. We need you now, more than ever," he tweeted.

Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, who died Dec 6, 1956, was a jurist, economist, politician and a social reformer who campaigned against social discrimination of Dalits, women and labourers. He was independent India's first law minister and the principal architect of the Constitution of India.

In 1990, Ambedkar was posthumously conferred the Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian award of India.