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.
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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