Sh. Sant Ram , popularly known as Sant Ram, B.A., founder of Jat-Pat Todak Mandal, who invited Baba saheb Dr Ambedkar at Lahore to deliver a lecture, his efforts failed due to opposition of other members of organizing committee, but later on Baba saheb published his lecture, now popularly known as Annihilation of Caste- a historical work.
6. Shri Sant Ram B.A. ( His birthday falls on 14th Feb,2016 )
Shri Sant Ram B.A. a Dalit( Megh) by caste was born on 14th Feburary 1887 at Puranni Bassi Hoshiarpur( Punjab).He had studied up to B.A. and there after devoted himself for Dalit upliftment social work. He was also a devoted Arya Samaji sect of Soami Dayanand Saraswati. To abolish caste system he worked to establish his own organization “Jat-Pat- Todak Mandal”. One of the plank of his organization was to promote inter caste marriages and to get abolished caste system from with in the Depressed classes. Since Arya Samajis did not co-oprate with Jat-Pat Todakl Mandal ideals, so Sh.Sant Ram made it an independent organization to continue his efforts for achieving his set goals.
Shri Sant Ram invited Dr.Ambedkar to preside over 1936 annual convention of the Jat-Pat Todak Mandal to be held at Lahore and also deliver his presidential address. Dr.Ambedkar wrote the Presidential address,but the Mandal committee wanted some changes in it,to which Dr. Ambedkar did not agree. The convention was cancelled and the presidential address was published by Baba sahib as “Annihilation of Caste” in 1936 itself and this book is considered as one of the best books written by the author. It has gone into so many reprints since then. Sant Ram himself translated into Hindi and published in the Kranti an Urdu monthly magazine. Sant Ram authored many books as well. He breathed his last on 5th June 1988.