Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar was born on 14 April 1891 in this town and military cantonment of Mhow in the Central Provinces (now in Madhya Pradesh).
Mhow, officially known as Dr Ambedkar Nagar, is a cantonment in the Indore District in Madhya Pradesh state of India. It is located 23 kilometres south of Indore city towards Mumbai on the Mumbai-Agra Road. The town was renamed as Dr Ambedkar Nagar in 2003, by the Government of Madhya Pradesh. One can visit Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar Memorial build by Government of Madhya Pradesh in the memory and honour of this great leader.
Also, Dr B. R. Ambedkar University of Social Sciences, Dr. Ambedkar Nagar (Mhow), Indore (MP), is the first University of Social Sciences in the country established by the Govt. of Madhya Pradesh at the birth place of Bharat Ratna Dr. B.R. Ambedkar. The mandate of the University is social justice & social emancipation, economic empowerment & development, educational excellence & skill development of SC/ST and OBCs and to enlarge their participation in decision making and nation building.