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He's recognized as the Designer of our National Flag, but Congress let him die under absolute poverty.

Remembering #Pingali_Venkaiah on his punyatithi, who passed away on this day in 1963.

Venkaiah was an authority in Geology, Agriculture and was an Educationist.
Came
in contact with Gandhi in 1921 and remained with him like a true Gandhian.

Though he's credited as the designer of our National Flag, the truth is
Pinagala Venkaiah designed a flag with Saffron & Green, suggesting Harmony between Hindus and Muslims.
Gandhi added White to
include other religions and Hansraj Sondhi added Charaka to indicate Independent Indians.

He was left to die unrecognized until Atal Bihari Vajpayee came and released a stamp in honour of his contribution in 2001.

Now you know, whether it was Veer Savarkar/Madam Cama or
Pingala Venkaiah, their choice for our national flag was always Kesari.
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