What Betsy Ross is to America, Pingali Venkayyaa is to India
There is a wrong perception in India that Pingali Venkayyaa had designed the Indian National flag. No, it is not true. Pingali did not design the present national flag of India. Albeit, most Indians are made to believe the ‘myth’ that the Indian National Flag - ‘The Tiranga’ adopted on 22 July 1947 by the Constituent Assembly was designed by Pingali Venkayyaa. This is travesty of history. The historical evidence does not support the theory of just one individual maker of the Indian National flag. Rather, the present flag, like the Freedom Movement, was the work of many hands.
The Flag we fly today was designed by Mrs. Suraiya Badr-ud-din Tyabji .
The Flag of India evolved through a sustained process.
Pingali's designs was never able to enthuse Gandhi; and in his designs he (Gandhi) saw nothing to stir the nation to its depths.
Our History is Rich but our Historians are Poor !