The Drafting Committee of the Constitution consisted of seven members with Dr. B.R. Ambedkar as its Chairman. The other prominent members of the Committee were Sir Alladi Krishaswami Ayyar, K M Munshi, T.T. Krishnamachari and N. Gopalaswami Ayyangar. Dr. B.R. Ambedkar was the Chief architect of the Constitution of Indiaand he was rightly called the 'Modem Manu.' Sri B.N. Rau, a legal authority, served as the Constitutional Adviser to the Constituent Assembly. It took 2 years 11 months and 15 days for the members to pass the draft of the Constitution. It was finally adopted on 26th November 1949 and it came into force on 26th January 1950.
Many Articles of the Constitution of India were borrowed from the Government of India Act of 1935. To a large extent, the Act of 1935 was the basic structure on which the new Constitution was framed. Many ideas were incorporated from the Constitution of Britain, Ireland and U.S.A.
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