As India celebrates the 73rd Republic Day on Wednesday, a makeup artist has paid tribute to the father of India’s Constitution. In a video shared by Sreejith Damodaran, a make artist took the Republic Day opportunity to portray his incredible talent. In the short clip shared by the makeup enthusiast, he transformed his face into Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, who rose to popularity as Chairman of India’s Constitution Drafting Committee and Minister of Law and Justice in the first cabinet of Jawaharlal Nehru from 1947 to 1951.
Watch the video of Ambedkar’s makeover here:
At the start of the video, the makeup artist can be seen applying foundation to her face and then drawing in eyebrows. Subsequently, he draws a texture resembling the face of BR Ambedkar. Later, he colors his hair to match Ambedkar’s hairstyle and adorns a shirt, tie and coat he used to wear. Finally, he wore the signature glasses which gives me the exact look of BR Ambedkar. The video posted on the occasion of Republic Day is now viral on the microblogging site. Moreover, the video has also been praised by netizens.
Born into a Dalit Mahar family in the town and military cantonment area of Mhow, now Madhya Pradesh, Babasaheb dedicated his life to eradicating the untouchability he faced during his school days. Although he is the son of an army officer, he has dedicated his life to eradicating social ills through non-violence. In 1947, he became Minister of Justice of the Government of India.
India celebrates 73rd Republic Day
On January 26, India proudly celebrates the 73rd Republic Day. This year, the Republic Day Parade did not start on time at 10:00 a.m. and started 30 minutes late at 10:30 a.m. for the first time in 75 years. On Republic Day, the President, who is the country’s first citizen, attended the official Republic Day event and unfurled the flag. The day was celebrated at Rajpath in Delhi, followed by parades, a table of states, an artillery display and the president’s address to the nation.
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