Kanshi Ram

Kanshi Ram (15 March 1934 – 9 October 2006) was an Indian politician andsocial reformer who worked for the upliftment and political mobilisation of theDalits, the untouchable groups at the bottom of India's caste system. Towards this end, Kanshi Ram founded the All India Backward and Minority Communities Employees' Federation (BAMCEF) in 1971 and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) in 1984. He ceded leadership of the BSP to his protégé Mayawati who has served four terms as Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh.

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