Maharashtra govt to buy Ambedkar's London home

The state government will buy Dr B R Ambedkar's London home for Rs.35 crore, culture minister Vinod Tawde has said. Tawde, who is in London for the Global Education Minister's Conference, met the Buddhist Forum's Santosh Das, who has been campaigning for Ambedkar's London home to be taken over by the Indian government and converted into a memorial.
Following approval from chief minister Devendra Fadnavis--who is currently in Davos--to buy the London property, Tawde held a meeting in this regard with British High Commissioner Rajan Mathai, Das and other officials. Dr Ambedkar had lived in the house for two years (1921-22).
The deal will be completed in two years, said Tawde. He also announced that the house will be inaugurated as a memorial on April 14, Dr Ambedkar's birth anniversary .

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