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Ambedkar [formerly Ambavadekar], Bhimrao Ramji (1891–1956), politician, was born at Mhow in central India on 14 April 1891, the youngest of the fourteen children of Ramji Maloji Sakpal, a subahdar-major in the British Indian army and headmaster in a military school, and his wife, ...
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Bandaranaike, Solomon West Ridgeway Dias (1899–1959), prime minister of Ceylon, was born on 8 January 1899 at the family home in Horagolla, Veyangoda, the only son of Sir Solomon Dias Bandaranaike (1862–1946) and his wife, Daisy Ezline, daughter of Sir Solomon Christoffel Obeyesekere...
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Senanayake, Don Stephen (1884–1952), prime minister of Ceylon, was born in Colombo, Ceylon, on 20 October 1884, the youngest of the three sons of Mudaliyar Don Spater Senanayake and his wife, Elizabeth Catherine. His eldest brother was groomed for public life and sent to an English university. ...