Primrose Hill is a hill of 213 feet located on the northern side of Regent's Park in London. The name was given also to the surrounding district. The hill summit has a clear view of central London, as well as Hampstead and Belsize Park to the north and is adorned by an engraved quotation from William Blake.
In a quiet corner of London, One of India's most venerated "founding fathers" continues to leave his mark.
"Dr Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, Indian Crusader of Social Justice, lived here 1921-22," proclaims a blue plaque outside the house.
Step through its doors, past a bust of Dr Ambedkar draped in garlands, and guests can see rooms reconstructed in his memory, with legal documents strewn across a dining room table. His glasses lie next to dog-eared books on the bedside table.
Next month, the fate of The Museum will be decided at a council hearing. Its owners could be forced to convert it back into a residential property and close its doors to Visitors , diluting The Legacy of A Man whose influence still reverberates in India to This Day .A view of Ambedkar House from outside the property in Primrose Hill , north-west London
The home has attracted hundreds of guests, and three Neighbours told the BBC That during This Time , Visitors have come and gone without any disturbance. One resident, who lived across The Road , said they did not even know it existed.
In February 2018, the property's owners retrospectively applied for permission to use The Building as a museum. But in October 2018,
The Government of Maharashtra has appealed against the decision and a public inquiry is scheduled for 24 September.
Maharashtra's Government refused to comment on the case. But in a statement to the BBC, India's High Commission - its embassy in the UK - said the property "holds a special significance for a huge section of Indians". It said a planning application was submitted to Camden Council to convert the house into a Memorial .Dr Ambedkar, who studied at the London School of Economics , was India's first law minister
Dr Ambedkar - a Maharashtra native who died in 1956 - was a legal scholar, a passionate civil rights activist and The Man tasked with drafting the country's constitution after its independence in 1947. He was also India's first law minister.
He was born a Dalit - One of the so-called "untouchables" of India's caste System - and became The Most important and revered political leader for the community, which has faced social and economic discrimination for centuries.
He fought for women's rights, an end to caste discrimination, and reserving jobs in Government and schools for disadvantaged groups. He is widely regarded as One of India's greatest political leaders.Government of Maharashtra to buy the property in 2015
When the house came up for sale, former UK civil servant Santosh Dass, who lives in Hounslow, west London, convinced The State to buy it.One Room , photocopies of documents have been strewn across a table
"We've done The Neighbourhood a favour," said Ms Dass, president of the FABO.
About 50 people are estimated to visit Ambedkar House every week, including enthusiasts who travel from Far Away . Outside The Building , One family told the BBC they had travelled from India to visit the home, which was top of their sightseeing agenda in London.
C Gautam, a FABO committee member, was sanguine about The Future of the property as a museum because "eminent people support us".
One local resident, who did not wish to be named, told the BBC: "It's supposed to be residential, not a museum. "
Bonnie Dobson , who lives on King Henry 's Road, told the BBC she considered the objections "puzzling and upsetting". The 78-year-old Canadian folk singer said she had lived in Primrose Hill since 1969 and made a concerted effort to know her Neighbours .Residents have complained of disturbances on King Henry 's Road
Ms Dobson said she liked the idea That tourists were coming to see Ambedkar House but disputed ever seeing "coach loads" of Visitors . "If there were coaches Coming Up and down my road I'd know it," she added.
If Ambedkar House lost The Appeal , its owners "would be required to return the property to its lawful use as residential", a council spokeswoman told the BBC.
In a report on the planning application, The Council said the conversion of The Building into a museum was, in theory, permissible. However, it was the loss of residential space That breached policy and led to the rejection, The Council said.The Wall , reads: "Democracy is essentially an attitude of reverence towards our fellow men"
The Council 's reverence for Ambedkar House, it seems, remains an open question.You may also be interested in: