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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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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
Chandrasinh Jadeja posted on 12/9/2013 6:55:46 PM
Chandrasinh Jadeja
Mahuva
Rating: 3/5
  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
Devarshi posted on 12/9/2013 4:49:43 AM
Devarshi
Porbander
Rating: 5/5
  Real supurduper hero
Dhwani Patel posted on 12/7/2013 12:32:13 PM
Dhwani patel
Ahmedabad
Rating: 5/5
  actually 5 stars are to small for him he is ,was and he will the hero for the whole world because of his great karma ,now after his death he lives in all of us because he did good job. I think we all have to learn from his life and TRY TO MAKE OUR WAY OF LIFE . HE DIDNT TOLD US TO FOLLOW HIS WAY BUT TO MAKE OUR WAY, ALL THE PEOPLES HAVE TO BE STRONG ,QUICK IN ALL DEICISION. JAY HIND AND HADS OF ALL THOS PEOPLES WHO FOLOWS THEARY OF KARMA AND TRUTH.AND ALSO CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL INDIANS BECAUSE IF SARDAR DIDNT TRIED TO GET TOGETHER ALL 562 DIFFERENT NATIONS THEN WE INDIA IS NOT CALLED BY INDIA.
Akshita posted on 12/7/2013 10:18:10 AM
akshita
Gujarat
Rating: 2/5
  He was a great person..!
Ken posted on 12/5/2013 1:57:46 PM
ken
Us
Rating: 5/5
  Why cant we promote Sardar Patel and Mahatma Gandhis Matrubhashas nukta and shirorekha free Gujanagari script in writing Nehrus propagated Hindi and enforce two scripted education like in Hindi states in Gujarat?
Naresh posted on 12/1/2013 8:48:50 AM
NARESH
Andhra Pradesh
Rating: 5/5
  Every Person should be follows his wiliness he is the great son of bharat Mata.
Raj S Bhut posted on 11/29/2013 12:01:51 PM
raj s bhut
India
Rating: 5/5
  sardar patel is a real hero of INDIA. JAY HIND
Vijay Pundhir posted on 11/29/2013 1:51:48 AM
Vijay Pundhir
Delhi
Rating: 3/5
  I strongly feel that when the baby (India) was born parenting issues marred the child growth and development. We got Nehru as a person who was in fact more attached to Britishers (FIRANGI) way of life style rather than Bharatbhoomi. That a aristocrat in him did not allow to connect with Bharat. By imposing Nehru on nation against the wish of the then deciding people, Mahatma Gandhi did disservice to this nation (though his intention was not so but he failed to gaze the challenges ahead). I remember and recall very clearly in my childhood days what my great grand father and other older people would say about him (read Nehru). Bharat suffered severely in its growing years (Childhood days) after liberation from British Rule. The logic Mahatma Gandhi gave was his world views made him to choose Nehru. but he could have been made foreign minister. Do not forget Sardar Patel had won 50 pound reward and passed his law degree just in 18 months. So i rate that Saradr Patel intellect was not less than anyone including Nehru....I have more to write but..will stop now..
Ken posted on 11/27/2013 11:20:24 AM
ken
London
Rating: 5/5
  How long Government of India & we as Indian take to recognizes, grasp, and understand the value others too! But British may have understood better this one classic example may seriously display this - MK Gandhi:Background: When A Lawyer Qualified in England, worked in South Africa but born and brought up in India (Gujarat) known as Mahatma Gandhi was fighting Independent movement, his Western cultures , life styles and thinking have sudden changes in 1947, when his thoughts and his kindness make him to realised that he is representative of A Country where 80% of the peoples hardly have cloths to wear or roof over their head and from that day he say good bye to his western life style and he become simple/ ordinary Indian. He started to use only public Transport and travelling in the Bus and Train. At that point Dr Ghanshyam Birla (52 years old ) offered him a gift of private charter plane but Gandhiji refused to take his humble and kind gesture So this is a personality and specific character whose thinking and kindness has always contributed in well development and welfare of the ordinary peoples by establishing and donating reputable and prestigious colleges in Engineering and Technology and Science throughout India and some Great Marble Temples in some parts. He was born in India on 10/04/1894. Live until 11/06/1983 Achievement: Laid the foundations of the Birla Empire; founder of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI). In his 90years life- in 1915 at age of 21, he started his own cotton and jute business in North east India and then in 1919 at age of 25, inherited his family business and the Birla Brothers Limited was formed. In 1926 at age of 32, he was elected to the Central Legislative Assembly of British India. [ In 1940s at age of 46, he ventured into the territory of cars and established Hindustan Motors, and then he also expand his vision in other businesses such as Textiles, Steel industry and Banking sectors. His thought in British India was to establish a commercial Bank with Indian capital and management, and Finally in 1943 at age of 49 in Kolkata he incorporated United Commercial Bank Limited. Which is still successfully running throughout India as very Major, Old, Successful, Profitable and Reputable Commercial Bank known as UCO Banks (United Commercial Bank.) At age 63 after all his hard work and constant contribution in growth of Indian Economy and Commerce and Industry and Nation as whole In 1957, Government of India recognized his work he was awarded Indias second highest civilian honor, the Padma Vibhushan by the Government of India. This may seriously display reflect on how long, we as Indian take to recognizes, grasp, and understand the value others too! By the way there is a memorial to Ghanshyam Birla in Golders Green Crematorium, Hoop Lane, London.NW10 It comprises a large statue overlooking the gardens with an inscription. He died in 1983 at the age of 90.
Rajiv posted on 11/27/2013 10:51:23 AM
RAJIV
New Delhi
Rating: 5/5
  Dont compare Modi with Sardar Patel! Modi is a common leader and he does not pay any role for unity.
Alok Das posted on 11/26/2013 10:21:05 AM
ALOK DAS
Jorhat, Assam
Rating: 5/5
  Hats off to Sardar Patel. A patriot in its truie sense. It is really difficult today to find a true patriot like him. Most of the politicians today are in some kind of controversy as we know from media thereby compelling me to rate them as pseudo-patriots. Had there been a few men like him in India today, Indias position in the world map on all fronts would have been at the top.
Belalsensaraf posted on 11/26/2013 8:13:13 AM
belalsensaraf
Bargarh
Rating: 5/5
  let us remember& Salute Sardar Barat Ratna Iron man Vallab Bhai Patel as builder of Barat Mata.Bharat Mata Ki jay.
Shashikant posted on 11/17/2013 1:20:34 AM
shashikant
Morbi
Rating: 3/5
  he spent rs 12 rupee for his sons marrage
Srinivas posted on 11/11/2013 7:34:31 AM
srinivas
Guntur Andhra Pradesh
Rating: 1/5
  sardar ji there are no words in any language to give you a big honor Jai bharath mathaaa
Akula Srikanth posted on 11/4/2013 7:01:05 AM
Akula Srikanth
Hyderabad
Rating: 3/5
  Hi Sardar Patel Given good contribution towards Indias keeping sovergnity...He done a job towards getting freedom Hyderabad Samsthanam...
Sadula Subbareddy posted on 11/1/2013 6:58:58 AM
sadula subbareddy
Indian
Rating: 5/5
  krish-5 5/5
Arjun Jonnada posted on 11/1/2013 2:36:45 AM
 Arjun Jonnada
Ganapavaram
Rating: 5/5
  I am learnt so much of things from him, he is my role model.
Kavitha Khanala posted on 10/31/2013 11:04:03 PM
kavitha khanala
Hyderabad
Rating: 5/5
  IF SARDAR VBP WAS NOT THERE OUR HYDERABAD ALSO NOT GOT THE FREEDOM UNDER THE CLUTCHES OF NIZAM SO HATS UP TO THIS IRON MAN. IF HE WOULD DO THE SAME THING WITH KASHMIR, TODAY WE WILL NOT FACE THE PROBLEM OF KASHMIR

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