Prem Behari Narain Raizada- the man who penned the Constitution of India.26th. January is the Republic Day of India. This is the day on which the Constitution of India came into effect in 1950. The chief architect of the Constitution of India is Dr. B.R.Ambedkar. When the Constitution of India was prepared and was ready to be printed, Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru approached Sri Prem Behari, a famous calligrapher to write it in italic style. Sri Prem Behari immediately accepted the proposal on the condition that he may be allowed to write his name on every page of the Constitution and on the last page along with his name, his grandfather's name also may be permitted to be written. Jawaharlal Nehru accepted for it.
Sri Prem Behari took 6 months to complete the job. He used 432 penholder nibs and No.303 nibs for this work. The manuscript was written on parchment papers of size 16x 22 inches. The manuscript consists of 251 pages and weighs 3.75 kg. The lifespan of the script is 1000 years. The manuscript was signed by all the members of Constituent Assembly on 24-01-1950. The borders of the pages were designed with art pictures by Nandlal Bose and his students of Santiniketan.