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Sardar Vallabhabhai PatelSardar Vallabhbhai Patel
(October 31, 1875 - December 15, 1950)

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel the iron-man of India was born on 31st October, 1875, in a small village in Nadiad. His father Jhaverbhai Patel was a simple farmer and mother Laad Bai was a simple lady. From his childhood itself, Patel was a very hard-working individual. He used to help his father in farming and studied in a school at N. K. High school, Petlad. He passed his high-school examination in 1896. Throughout school he was a very wise and intelligent student. Inspite of poor financial conditions his father decided to send him to college but Vallabhbhai refused. Around three years he stayed at home, worked hard and prepared for the District Leader's examination, hence passing with very good percentage.

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel is a historical figure who moves you to tears. Mostly these are tears of joy, for he achieved a thrilling Indian unity. Yet some are tears of pity, for the Sardar suffered and sacrificed much. Sardar Patel hated to work for anyone especially the Britishers. He was a person of independent nature. He started his own practice of law in a place called Godhara. Soon the practice flourished. He saved money, made financial arrangement for the entire family. He got married to Jhaberaba. In 1904, he got a baby daughter Maniben, and in 1905 his son Dahya was born. He sent his elder brother to England for higher studies in law. In 1908, Vitthabhai returned as barrister and started practising in Bombay. In 1909 his wife became seriously ill and was taken to Bombay for treatment Vallabhbhai had to go for the hearing of an urgent case and his wife died. He was stunned. He admitted his children in St. Mary's school Bombay, and he left for England. He became a barrister and retuned to India in 1913.

He started his practice in Ahmedabad and soon he became aware of the local life, activities and people's problems. He became an extremely popular person and he got elected in the Municipal Corportaion in 1917. Around 1915, he came across Mahatma Gandhi. The Swadeshi Movement was at its peak. Gandhiji gave a lecture at a place in Ahmedabad where Patel heard him and was very impressed and started actively participating in the freedom movement. The British government's atrocities were increasing. The government declared to confiscate all the lands of farmers. He forced the British government to amend the rules. He brought together the farmers and encouraged them and hence got the title of 'Sardar' and thus became famous.

The British government considered him as a threat and his lectures were considered anti-government and he was imprisoned several times. In 1942, he took part in the Quit India Movement under the leadership of Mahatma Gandhi. He was arrested along with other leaders and was sent to Ahmednagar jail. Inspite of the British Rule, rulers of the small kingdoms were spending a lot of public money, and were having a nice time. Sardar Vallabh Bhai opposed this.

Sardar PatelWith great wisdom and political foresight, he consolidated the small kingdoms. The public was with him. He tackled the Nizam of Hyderabad and the Nawab of Junagarh who intially did not want to join India. There were a lot of problems connected with the reunion of the numerous states into India. Sardar Patel's untiring efforts towards the unity of the country brought success. Due to the achievement of this massive task, Sardar Patel got the title of 'Iron Man'. ' He is one of the prestigious leaders of the world who became immmortal by uniting a scattered nation without any bloodshed. His enthusiasm to work for the independent nation got a big jolt when Gandhiji was murdered. Patel was very attached to Gandhiji and considered him, his elder brother and teacher. He was encouraged by Mahatma Gandhi in all his work. Gandhiji's death left him broken. On 15th December, 1950 he died of a cardiac arrest. The news of his death spread all over the world. The entire nation plunged into deep sorrow, everyday life came to a standstill. A grateful nation paid a tearful homage to it's beloved leader. In 1991 the grateful nation conferred upon him the honour of Bharat Ratna.

Vallabhbhai Jhaverbhai PatelThis man of steel learnt early to be tough, for he was born as a middle child in a family of impoverished peasant proprietors. As Vallabhbhai would himself recall, his parents' hopes seemed centered on the eldest two sons, Soma and Narsi, and their affection on the youngest two, Kashi and the only daughter, Dahiba. The ones in the middle, Vallabh and Vithal, were remembered last when clothes or sweets were to be distributed, and at once when a chore had to be done. The rough schools he went to as a boy, and the courts where he defended alleged criminals, also contributed to Vallabhbhai's mental muscle and stern appearance. Yet this tough man smiled at the world and at gloomy moments helped others to laugh. Also, he did not hesitate to step aside for another --for his older brother Vithal when the latter wanted to use his passport and ticket to London, and, years later, for Jawaharlal Nehru, when Mahatma Gandhi desired that Nehru should sit in a chair to which Patel seemed entitled. And this strong man before whom rajas and maharajas trembled, and to whom rich men gave large funds for India's national movement, did not allow a rupee to stick to his fingers, and he saw to it that his children, a son and a daughter, lived simple lives during and after their father's lifetime.

His strength of character, the sharpness of his mind, his organizing skills, and all his energy were offered up for achieving the freedom of India under Gandhi's leadership, and after independence for India's consolidation. We admire a man who rises to a political or financial peak, but are moved by one whose sole purpose in life is the strength and wellbeing of his compatriots. And we are moved even more when we discover that next to the steel in his soul is a tenderness for colleagues and a readiness to accept whatever results God ordains. In successive phases of his life, Vallabhbhai Patel showed the defiance of the oppressed, a trial lawyer's brilliance, the daring to give up a flourishing career, the discipline of a soldier in freedom's battles, the strategies of a General, indifference as a prisoner of the Raj, the generosity of the strong, the firmness of a patriot, and the farsightedness of a statesman. If times are depressing or daunting, Sardar Patel reminds us of India's and Indians' potential. When times are good, we can think of him with glad gratitude.

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Revathi posted on 10/26/2014 2:53:41 AM
revathi
India/tamil Nadu/manali
Rating: 5/5
 
The great persons born in our India are only the LEADERS we should never forget them. Patel is really the IRON MAN OF INDIA. I was really proud to born in INDIA.
Harshit posted on 10/21/2014 10:11:16 PM
Harshit
, , India
Rating: 4/5
 
Sardar Patel was my ideal inspired with him
Y.sandeep posted on 9/22/2014 1:54:56 AM
y.sandeep
Guntur
Rating: 2/5
 
he is the one man army in the INDIAN history,
Anamika Battul posted on 9/7/2014 9:14:07 AM
Anamika battul
San Mateo, California, United States
Rating: 5/5
 
he is really iron man for the Indians & we really proud of him ..salute to sardarji..jai hind...
Boo Boo Patel posted on 8/6/2014 10:47:15 PM
boo boo patel
Bihar
Rating: 1/5
 
hamar biharva ko bhi sudharo ja hind
Ancil posted on 8/3/2014 12:39:14 PM
ancil
India
Rating: 5/5
 
i am really admired .........
Smit Patel posted on 7/24/2014 6:14:57 AM
Smit Patel
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Rating: 5/5
 
Yo yo sardar patel
Are kya kare patel bahut himatwale Jo hote he jiski vajhase ve IRON MAN kahalate he!
Basavalinga Jawalgera posted on 7/16/2014 12:19:51 PM
basavalinga jawalgera
Ashburn, Virginia, United States
Rating: 5/5
 
super  
Parvinder Gujjar posted on 7/3/2014 12:31:52 AM
Parvinder Gujjar
Delhi, Delhi, India
Rating: 5/5
 
we are proud of you always in our life . 
Pritha Dhaoya posted on 6/22/2014 5:11:32 AM
Pritha Dhaoya
Mejia, West Bengal, India
Rating: 5/5
 
Sardarji,really you deserve to be called a sardar......a true Indian sardar.All Indians are very very proud of you.i too fell proud to have taken birth in such a place where your step has fallen.
                    Jai hind
Harsh posted on 6/17/2014 6:16:10 AM
harsh
Gurgaon, Haryana, India
Rating: 5/5
 
give me career about sardar patel
Nilanjana posted on 6/5/2014 1:27:03 AM
nilanjana
India Silchar
Rating: 3/5
 
im proud to be a indian.............. salute to dis incredible personality.....
Rohit posted on 5/25/2014 2:44:56 PM
ROHIT
, , India Rajkot
Rating: 4/5
 
WHAT DO WE COMMENT ;HE WAS AGAINST COMMENT AND DEMANDED PERFECT WORK !WHO DESIRED SOLID INDIA AND BREATHED FOR FARMERS AND COUNTRY POOR PEOPLE........... 
Jansy posted on 5/20/2014 8:04:51 AM
jansy
, , India
Rating: 5/5
 
Iam really inspired of this NATIONAL LEADER...............................
Anil Singh Verma posted on 5/10/2014 8:47:44 AM
anil singh verma
Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
Rating: 1/5
 
 He was a greatest leader of india but after freedom of india leaders was bounded his hand, if he was free to take decisions many prablems of nation was finised, now a days sardar patel,s name is using by some persons who are anti of patel,s idiology.
Prabhakar posted on 5/2/2014 3:32:48 AM
prabhakar
Tamilnadu
Rating: 4/5
 
youth of india to take inspiration of sardhar ji...
sardhar he is taking a case on court at that time he got a phone call his wife is dead..at that time he put his hand on his pocket take a towel clean his face then he contune his case....so thats y indian 
indian people calling IRON MAN OF INDIA
JAI HIND....
Deepika Shukla posted on 4/27/2014 10:08:55 AM
deepika shukla
, , India ,kanpur
Rating: 5/5
 
really,we have to inspire with him!!!!!!!!!!
Chetankumar posted on 4/27/2014 1:18:39 AM
chetankumar
Ahmedabad, India
Rating: 5/5
 
really sardar was very strong leader..
if sardar become our p.m in past now our
india is first no.in world... 
and now the another sardar is Narendra Modi.....
Lavanya posted on 3/19/2014 9:28:06 AM
lavanya
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Rating: 5/5
 
what a good person?
Soora posted on 3/19/2014 8:31:15 AM
soora
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Rating: 5/5
 
The man of High Integrity, simplicity, Self- Confidence, self-motiviation. we are truly missed for the present era. We are ruling by the corrupted leaders with filth atmsophere with no mercy no culture for humans.
We pray god for your re-born with your iron conotation for spoild indian culture and citizens. 

we love love and keep love on affection the leaders what we had for the post independence and on......      
Rajputsbsingh posted on 3/8/2014 2:19:12 AM
rajputsbsingh
Chhatarpur Mp
Rating: 5/5
 
loah purush
S.sundar posted on 3/6/2014 12:04:25 AM
s.sundar
Chennai
Rating: 5/5
 
we.in 2014 missed Mr.Patel.But he come back as MODI. Jai Mata Hi Jai
Balasubramanian posted on 2/13/2014 7:49:57 AM
Balasubramanian
Chennai
Rating: 4/5
 
Sardharji, you are the only one in that generation thought of us and worked for us. Unfortunately we missed you as a Prime Minister by which we are facing consequences now. Mother India felt shame of having culprits many times and from her many of the eyes so much of tears flood into samudra and finally dried. ( Now built many buildings in those area ). If you like to have re birth please take birth for us and save our next generation. We are helpless.
 
Matcha.manasa posted on 2/12/2014 11:24:14 AM
matcha.manasa
, , India
Rating: 4/5
 
I am very much inspired.h
atts of for him
Gowtham posted on 2/1/2014 9:22:15 AM
Gowtham
Salem
Rating: 5/5
 
sardar vallabhbai is a good man and he is kind person to others . he can do all the things easily . He is known as 2nd gandhi


Shubhra posted on 1/31/2014 9:19:29 PM
shubhra
Kundan, Jammu And Kashmir, Ind
Rating: 5/5
 
u r superb
T.satya Kumar posted on 1/31/2014 8:04:39 PM
T.Satya Kumar
Obulavaripalli, A.p.
Rating: 5/5
 
Sardarji, we are proud to be Indian.  I suggest youth to be iron will like u in them.  We never forget your deeds for india.
Patal Behari Das posted on 1/27/2014 7:40:20 AM
PATAL BEHARI DAS
Shillong, Meghalaya, India
Rating: 4/5
 
While saluting the Iron-man of India, I feel proud to donate a piece of iron which would be added as a  part of respect towards the grate leader as well as a granule of material required for construction of wonder statue in the world. 
Sandeep posted on 1/25/2014 8:58:07 PM
Sandeep
Ghaziabad
Rating: 2/5
 
I also salute ironman
Aditya Singh posted on 1/20/2014 10:13:08 AM
aditya singh
Ahemdabad
Rating: 5/5
 
he is a real hero of india ,aditya ,and all the indians
Shikha Shah posted on 1/20/2014 3:56:35 AM
shikha shah
Ahmedabad
Rating: 5/5
 
Sardar patel was Hero Of Nation.
He is second mahatma.....
Jasvinder Singh posted on 1/19/2014 6:36:26 AM
jasvinder singh
Jammu
Rating: 5/5
 
Salute 2 U Sardarji,now present era definitely missing a strong person lyk U , wen whole of the India has lost its unity,Jai hind,jai bharat
Abhi posted on 1/16/2014 5:41:33 AM
abhi
13,gota Housing,abad
Rating: 5/5
 
sardarpatel is second mahatma...
Binde Kumar posted on 1/14/2014 8:50:57 PM
binde kumar
Student
Rating: 2/5
 
Sardar patel all the best P.M. in India
Niku posted on 1/7/2014 3:41:04 AM
Niku
Mumbai
Rating: 4/5
 
Sardar is the one who inspires confidence in us of what India truely stands for ... to my mind he is a shining example of what being Indian stands for .. OR rather should stand for.

While he gave up being a PM just for his respect for Gandhiji but at the same time remainded strong and stood up to the challanges thrown up by Britishers 
Asma posted on 1/6/2014 10:50:58 AM
asma
Chennai
Rating: 1/5
 
sardar vallabhai patel is a criminal.
Pavan Chaithanya posted on 1/4/2014 7:27:51 AM
pavan chaithanya
Nellore
Rating: 5/5
 
he is a hero among heroes.a lion among men.
Devesh Kumar Mishra posted on 1/3/2014 10:41:54 AM
devesh kumar mishra
Lakhimpur Kheri Up
Rating: 2/5
 
Sardar patel is our teacher of unity
Sunil Kumar posted on 12/30/2013 1:01:36 PM
sunil kumar
Gaya Bihar
Rating: 5/5
 
I HEARTILY SALUTE THE IRON MAN. THIS IS MY DREAM TO SEE HIM AGAIN IN THIS ERA .
Ullas posted on 12/28/2013 10:28:44 AM
ullas
Banglore
Rating: 5/5
 
i am consider him as unity of the nation
History Of India Independence posted on 12/27/2013 11:24:37 AM
History Of India Independence
India
Rating: 5/5
 
Whole nation think and believe that India got Independence based on Non-Voilance and Truth. The reality is that above statement it self is Lie to the Nation. When there was not technology that can focus on reality.

Subhash Chandra Bose has create Invincible Army which can ready to fight against British. As soon as British figured out they will be kicked out anyway, We should take everything wisely and start up the India breaking process. They took everything they can take with and announced India to Independence on their conditions. 

We have been taught wrong history about India Independence and also make you feel same about your religion, language and culture over other religion, western culture and English language.

REACTION OF LION OF INDIA Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose was the only public leader of great importance who approved of Singhs action. Bose advocated the approach that the political instability of war-time Britain should be taken advantage of—rather than simply wait for the British to grant independence after the end of the war (which was the view of Gandhi, Nehru and a section of the Congress leadership at the time). Bose advocated a campaign of mass civil disobedience to protest against Viceroy Lord Linlithgows decision to declare war on Indias behalf without consulting the Congress leadership. Having failed to persuade Gandhi of the necessity of this, Bose organised mass protests in Calcutta. As R.C. Aggarwara writes in his Constitutional History of India and National Movement the daring deed of Singh blew the bugle for renewed struggle of Indias freedom struggle.
Trushal Patel posted on 12/24/2013 9:54:54 PM
Trushal Patel
Edison, New Jersey
Rating: 5/5
 
Sardar Patel should be identity of the nation. Gadhi gave illusion of non violence to the world and make fool to the Indian. No nation have become Independence without fighting against invade. but still after independence Vallabhbhai Patel made effort to make India united but due to non violence India is facing problem with Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, China and Bangladesh.

God bless India, God bless Sardar Patel.



Atsv Prasad posted on 12/23/2013 6:16:28 AM
ATSV PRASAD
Vijayawada
Rating: 5/5
 
It is d misery of poor indians that from d beginig so called great leaders resorted for ugly politics n given opportunity to d people of there like n the result is d present state of affairs with family ruling n ultimately worthy people like SARDAR N NETAJI R ignored. God only should save us.
Guru posted on 12/20/2013 10:18:20 AM
guru
Hyd
Rating: 3/5
 
he is greatleader o f good nature if he was pm he will devolop the whole india
Prasanna D H posted on 12/16/2013 7:54:53 AM
Prasanna D H
Devagere, Bangalore.
Rating: 4/5
 
We never find iron man like sardarji
Mukesh posted on 12/16/2013 2:47:47 AM
mukesh
Jaipur
Rating: 4/5
 
though we lost Sardar, but we have his inspiriration s,dedication and courage.we need more Replica of Sardar. KEEP SARDAR IN U ,U CAN ALSO BE THE SARDAR. Jai hind
Pramod posted on 12/14/2013 11:20:25 AM
pramod
Patna
Rating: 5/5
 
we all indian r missing u sir. There is some hope from mr modi. Lets see what happen?
Nisharg posted on 12/10/2013 9:06:14 AM
nisharg
Halol
Rating: 5/5
 
if sardar patel is alive long the pakisthan will be also the part of Indian Republic
 
Namrata Kushwaha posted on 12/10/2013 4:00:42 AM
Namrata Kushwaha
Ankleshwar
Rating: 5/5
 
I think sardar patel had done everything for india as he could do. 
  In our school on 12/12/13 there is debate on sardar vallabhai patel is a icon of integrity and unity or not. I think this is very disgusting topic. Becoz there is no negative point of sardar patel. He is our role model every one should give respect to him. By saying negative point on him, we are insulting sardar patel and the most ourselves. Thats why I didnt took part in this debate. Actually I dont take part in debate becoz I bielieve that every thing has its two sides so we cannot say something thing is totally good or bad  
Chandrasinh Jadeja posted on 12/9/2013 7:03:40 PM
Chandrasinh Jadeja
Mahuva
Rating: 5/5
 
The Seeds of IRON MAN were hidden in SARDAR from his childhood to.......his last breath
[1] The real story of his life..When he was a    child.he was suffering from skin boil [Guj.Bamali].Even the barber was unable to put the live Iron bar on the spot where the skin boil was.the child himself do the work without showing pain.
[2] When Sardar was in the court defending an innocent man,a message was given to him about the death of his wife.The Iron man Sardar did not show any feeling and fought the case.At last the judge asked him what was the message given to him by an unknown person. Sardar replied pathetically that his wife had died. Sardar believed in duty first.
According to him,Divided we fall,united we stand
Congratulation to Gujarat Government to have such an idea to put up a statue of sardar at Sadhubet.I must say the statue of Sardar will enlighten the world with two words:[1] Harmony[2]integration

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