Pingali Venkayya- Architect of the Indian National Flag

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Pingali Venkayya- Architect of the Indian National Flag

  • Pingali Venkayya was a fervent freedom fighter and the designer of India’s national tricolour.
  • To mark his 146th birth anniversary on August 2, the Central government will release a special commemorative postage stamp.

Who was Pingali Venkayya?

  • Birth Anniversary- 2nd August.
  • He was born on August 2, 1876, near Machilipatnam (Andhra Pradesh).
  • He is also known as ‘Jhanda Venkaiah’.
  • He was a staunch follower of Mahatma Gandhi and the designer of the flag on which the Indian national flag was based.
  • He designed the National Flag and presented it to Mahatma Gandhi during the latter’s visit to Vijayawada city on 1 April 1921.
  • He was also a linguist, geologist and writer.
  • He also published a book in 1916 offering thirty designs of what could make the Indian flag.

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