Siddavva Metri, who served tea and breakfast to B.R. Ambedkar throughout his see to Belagavi in 1939, passed away of age-related issues on Friday. She was95
Siddavva Metri was 14 when Dr. Ambedkar stayed at her parents’ home. The Belagavi Bar Association had invited him to speak at its meeting in the district court in1939
Dr Ambedkar remained at her house for almost a week when he participated in a court case in Chikkodi and met some buddies in Belagavi. He also spoke at the Bar Association.
” Dr. Ambedkar’s words inspired the household to send out Siddavva Metri to school. She studied as much as seventh requirement and dropped out after marital relationship at the age of 17,” remembers Malleshi Chougule, her nephew and Dalit Sangharsh Samiti leader.
Siddavva Metri’s partner, who was 2 years older than her, passed away of an illness. The couple had no children.
She was buried at the Sadashiva Nagar center. A Buddha Vandana prayer was carried out as part of the last rites.