Dinanath Bhargava who sketched national emblem passes away in Indore

Dinanath Bhargava, a co-artist in the team that sketched the national emblem ‘Lion Capital of Ashoka’ and decorated the pages of the Constitution’s manuscript passed away. He was 89. He was chosen by noted painter Nandlal Bose, then the Principal of Kala Bhavan Shanti Niketan, in the group for designing the pages of the Indian Constitution’s manuscript. He was born on November 1, 1927 at Multai in Betul district of Madhya Pradesh. The national emblem of India was adapted by the Government of India on 26th January 1950. It has been taken from the Sarnath Lion capital erected by Ashoka. It has only three lions are visible and the fourth one is hidden from the view. All the lions are mounted on an abacus. At the centre of the Abacus, there is a Chakra (wheel) which symbolizes the Dharma Chakra (Eternal wheel of law).