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5 facts on India’s Iron Man, You Probably Didn’t Know!

  • Akshay Rane
  • October 31, 2017
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The contribution of India’s Iron Man – Sardar Vallabhai Patel – in uniting India is known to all. On Rashtriya Ekta Diwas, here are 5 facts on India’s Iron Man – Sardar Vallabhai Patel.

Professional Career

Sardar Vallabhai Patel was a lawyer by profession and was lovingly given the title of Sardar meaning Leader.

The First Home Minister

Did you know Sardar Vallbhai Patel was the first ever Home Minister of India. He also held the post of Deputy Prime Minister back then.

Would Have Been The First Prime Minister

Sardar Vallabhai Patel would have become the first Prime Minister of India by popular choice and support.
However, he rejected to be the candidate upon Gandhiji’s request. Imagine, Sardar Vallabhai Patel would have been the first Prime Minister of India and not Jawarhal Nehru.

Rashtriya Ekta Divas

Sardar Vallabhai Patel is credited as being the person behind bringing 500 princely states into the Independent Indian Union. This is why Rashtriya Ekta Divas is celebrated on his birthday!

Bharat Ratna Awardee

Sardar Vallabhai Patel was posthumously awarded the Bharat Ratna honor in 1991.

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