Did you know that the man who designed the Indian national flag or the tricolor hailed from Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh?

August 2 marks the birth anniversary of Pingali Venkayya. A freedom fighter, he was the person who designed the Indian tricolor. He was born in Machilipatnam. Pingali Venkayya was known as the flagman of India. Pingali Venkayya has been immortalized through his creation of the Indian National flag.

Besides being a freedom fighter, Pingali Venkayya was also an educatonist and an authority on agriculture and geology. To commemorate him a postage stamp was issued in 2009 and in 2011.

On Pingali Venkayya's birth anniversary Twitterati paid rich tributes to the unforgettable freedom fighter. Here's a look at the tweets...