Similarly, 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 (He was the maker of the Swadeshi flag of 1921). 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 .
Pingali's designs were never able to enthuse Gandhi; and in his designs, Gandhi saw nothing to stir the nation to its depths.