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Pingali Venkayya was the designer of the indian national flag. He was born in Bhatlapenumarru, near Machilipatnam. Today the Indian Flag is a symbol of freedom and progress. It is a horizontal tricolour which consists of the colours of deep saffron at the top, white in the middle and dark green at the bottom in equal proportions. In the centre of the white band, there is a wheel in navy blue to indicate the "Dharma chankra", or "The Wheel of Law". After high school at Masulipatnam, Pingali Venkayya went to Colombo to complete his Senior Cambridge. On returning to India, he worked as a railway guard, then as a government employee at Bellary, and later moved to lahore to join the Anglo-Vedic college to study urdu and japanese.


From 1906 to 1911, Pingali spent most of his time researching staple varieties of crops and came up with a study on a special variety called Cambodia Cotton. With the British rulers taking notice of his study, Pingali came to be known as Patti Venkayya (literally 'Cotton Venkayya').Returning to Masulipatnam, he spent 5 years from 1916 to 1921 researching flags of 30 countries and finally came up with the present tricolor. However, the flag of the Vandmataram movement is sometimes thought to be the antecedent of Venkayya's tricolor.


Gandhian Pingali Venkaiah lived in poverty all his life. And even before his death in 1963 in a hut in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, the family was in tatters with the kin hardly knowing the whereabouts of one another.


The man who designed the Indian National Flag - Pingali Venkayya


The man who designed Tiranga Few of us associate the name of Pingali Venkayya with anything else other than as being the original designer of the national flag. But how many of us know that this versatile genius was a prolific writer, a Japanese lecturer and a geophysicist? Born on August 2, 1876 to Hanumantharayudu and Venkataratnamma at Bhatlapennumaru in the Divi taluk in Krishna district, Pingali was a...


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