Namo Buddha, Jai Bheem

Dr. Ambedkar Memorial Committee Of Great Britain

Tribute to the Late Siddarth Rattu

It is with great sadness that after a short illness and courageous battle with an illness that the son of the Late Nanak Chand Rattu, Siddarth Rattu has passed away. Siddarth Rattu visited the Wolverhampton Buddha Vihara on a number of occasions, and along with his father and family, was responsible for preserving important personal effects of Dr B. R. Ambedkar. Siddarth brought with him on every visit some of Dr Ambedkar’s possessions, these included:

    • His Ink Pen.
    • Rare photo’s.
    • Graduation gown.
    • His walking stick.
    • Copies of his handwriting.
    • His Indian Parliament Security Pass.
    • Round table conference photographs.
    • Degree and doctorate certificates

The Dr Ambedkar Memorial Committee are very grateful to the Late Nanak Chand Rattu (personal secretary of Dr B. R. Ambedkar) and the Late Siddarth Rattu as well as his family for entrusting them with these historically important personal effects of Dr B. R Ambedkar. These personal effects are on display in the Dr Ambedkar museum which is on the site of the Wolverhampton Buddha Vihara.  These personal effects have been taken to Italy for people to see there, they have been displayed in Bedford at a Dr Ambedkar remembrance function.  There has been a request by supporters of the Dr Ambedkar’s mission to take these personal effects to Canada for them to see.

Venerable Dhammanag, Late Siddarth Rattu and members of the Dr Ambedkar Memorial Committee being handed personal effects of Dr Ambedkar


Dr Ambedkar’s personal effects on display at Wolverhmpton Buddha Vihara


Dr Ambedkar’s Doctorate Certificate


Member of the committee selling books


Members and supporters viewing the display


Siddarth Rattu overseeing the display

IMG_3984Members and supporters of the Dr Ambedkar Memorial Committee walking around the temple 3 times (led by Venerable Dhammanag):IMG_4003IMG_4007IMG_4003IMG_4009IMG_3996Members and supporters of the Dr Ambedkar Memorial Committee in the Shrine Room:IMG_3986  IMG_3988
IMG_3990Venerable Dhammanag addressing the congregation and giving a Dhamma TalkIMG_3991 IMG_3992

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