Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday paid tributes to Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar on his 62nd death anniversary and shared pictures from his 2015 visit to Chaitya Bhoomi in Mumbai.

Observed as ‘Mahaparinirvan Din’, PM Modi had visited the Ambedkar memorial in Dadar and had paid floral tributes to the architect of the Indian constitution.

He had also lit a candle in front of his portrait and prayed for a few moments with folded hands.

“I bow to Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar on his Mahaparinirvan Diwas,” Modi tweeted along with a short video crediting Ambedkar for laying the foundations of an inclusive India.

“Felt extremely blessed when I prayed at Chaitya Bhoomi in Mumbai. Sharing some pictures from that visit,” he said in another tweet.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis had accompanied Modi on his visit.

Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, who died on 6 December, 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.