Unsung heroes behind the formation of Indian Constitution

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Indian Constitution

On our 67th Republic day, we take a look at the various people responsible for bringing the Indian Constitution into existence. Image source: www.historydiscussion.net

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Indian Constitution
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Prime architect

That Dr. BR Ambedkar headed the Drafting Committee is common knowledge to all. Image source: www.bigumbrella.co.in

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Prime architect
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The Constituent Assembly

However, the Constitution was drafted by the 389 member Constituent Assembly. Image source: www.wikipedia.org

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The Constituent Assembly
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The Constitutional Adviser

BN Rau was the Constitutional Adviser to the Constituent Assembly. His initial draft was the one that was debated, revised and finally adopted by the Constituent Assembly of India on 26 November 1949. Image source: www.photodivision.gov.in

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The Constitutional Adviser
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Dr Rajendra Prasad

Then President Dr Rajendra Prasad was the head of Committee on the Rules of Procedure, Finance and Staff Committee and Ad Hoc Committee on National Flag. Image source: www.bank-exams.muthumani.com

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Dr Rajendra Prasad
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Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel headed the Advisory Committee on Fundamental Rights, Minorities and Tribal and Excluded Areas. Image source: www.frontline.in

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Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
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Kanaiyalal Munshi

Kanaiyalal Munshi headed the Order of Business Committee. Image source: www.bombayhighcourt.nic.in

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Kanaiyalal Munshi
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Signing the final copy

Then PM Jawaharlal Nehru, who signed the final copy of the constitution, headed the States Committee, Union Powers Committee and Union Constitution Committee. Image source: www.wordpress.com

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Signing the final copy
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