Prakash Yashwant Ambedkar

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Prakash Yashwant Ambedkar
(प्रकाश यशवंत आंबेडकर)
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Member of Parliament
In office
1998 to 1999, 1999 to 2004
Preceded by Bhausaheb Phundkar
Succeeded by Sanjay Shamrao Dhotre
Constituency Akola (Lok Sabha constituency)
Personal details
Born 10 May 1954
Political party Bharipa Bahujan Mahasangh
Religion Buddhism

Prakash Yashwant Ambedkar (Mumbai, 10 May 1954) is an Indian politician.

He is national leader of a local political party called Bharipa Bahujan Mahasangh (BBM).[1] He is the grandson of Bharat Ratna Dr. B. R. Ambedkar.[2][3] He was a member of the 13th Lok Sabha of India.[4] He has twice represented the Lok Sabha constituency of Akola, Maharashtra, India.[4] He has served in both houses of the Indian Parliament.[1][4] His younger brother Anandraj Ambedkar is also a politician.


Prakash Yashwant Ambedkar was born on 10 May 1954 (Mumbai, Maharashtra, India). His father's name is Yashwant Bhimrao Ambedkar, and mother's name is Miratai Yashwant Ambedkar. Prakash Ambedkar was named by his grandfather, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar known as an architect of modern Indian constitution; Prakash Ambedkar attended St.Stanislaus High School and Siddharth College, Mumbai India. He led many movements all over India since 1982. His brother Anandraj Ambedkar leads Republican Sena.


Ambedkari Chalval Sampli Ahe, Arun Shoauri Ek Fraud, Andheri Nagari Chaupat Raja, Maharashtracha Uddyacha Mukhyamantri Varkari ani Varkarich, which is a speech held at Nashik on 13 July 2008} and Bahujan Chalawal.[citation needed]

Positions held[edit]

Adv. Ambedkar has held following positions,[5]

1990-96 Nominated Member, Rajya Sabha from 18-9-1990 to 17-9-1996.[6]

1992-96 Member, Committee on Rules

1993-96 Member, Committee on Communications

1998 Elected to 12th Lok Sabha

1998-99 Member, Committee on Food, Civil Supplies and Public Distribution; Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Human Resource Development

1999 Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha (2nd term);Leader, Bharipa Bahujan Mahasangh Parliamentary Party, Lok Sabha

1999-2000 Member, Committee on Energy

2000 to ? Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Railways

He is the chief-editor of 'Prabuddha Bharata'. He is also the chief-adviser of the Buddhist Society of India, which is run by Miratai Yashwant Ambedkar (Prakash Ambedkar's mother) .


  1. ^ a b Biographical Sketch of Member of 13th Lok Sabha
  2. ^ Prakash Ambedkar grandson of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar | Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar
  3. ^ Ambedkar’s grandson stresses on leadership qualities
  4. ^ a b c Lok Sabha
  5. ^ "Biographical Sketch of Member of 13th Lok Sabha". Retrieved 2011-03-02. 
  6. ^ "Microsoft Word - biograp_sketc_1a.htm" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-03-02. 

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