VALLABHBHAI PATEL Biography - Royalty, Rulers & leaders


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The Iron-Man of India, Vallabhbhai Patel’s role in uniting provinces after 1947 is immeasurable. His political views and thoughts are still a touchstone of India’s home and foreign policies. He was born on October 31, 1875 in Gujarat. From his childhood he was very hardworking. He passed his high school examination in 1897. Patel refused to join college and started


preparation for law examination. Patel hated to work under the British. Therefore, he started practicing law at Ahmedabad. Here, he got so much popularity that he got elected in the Municipal Corporation in 1917.


His effort to bring together the farmers of his area brought him the title of ‘Sardar’ to his name. In 1942, he took part in the Quit India Movement. He was arrested and sent to Ahmednagar Jail. After India achieved independence, he showed great wisdom and political foresight by consolidating the small kingdoms. This uphill task fetched for him the title of Iron Man of India’. He passed away on December 15,1950.