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18 AMAZING SARDAR VALLABHBHAI PATEL FACTS

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Vallabhbhai Patel (31 october 1875-15 december 1950), popularly known as Sardar Patel, was the first deputy Prime Minister of India. He was an Indian barrister and statesman, a senior leader of the indian national congress. So We concluded some most amazing facts about SARDAR PATEL.

Here are the 18 interesting facts about SARDAR PATEL.

sardar patel real date of birth

31st October is not his real date of birth. Sardar Patel himself accepted it that it is not his real date of birth. When he was taking his Matriculation exam then he was asked his date of birth, Sardar Patel told 31st October 1875. Since then 31 October is considered his date of birth.

Sardar Patel went to England to study Law

At the age of 36, Sardar Patel went to England to study Law. He enrolled in Middle Temple, Inns of Court, London. He was one of the very few people to complete his 36-month barrister in just 30 months and topped his class despite having no college background.

sardar patel led satyagraha

In 1928, he mobilized people of the Bardoli district, which was hit by famine and a 30 percent increase in taxes. The satyagraha led to the British giving into their demands and he was then bestowed with the title ‘Sardar (leader) by his colleagues.

National Unity Day on sardar patel birthday

In 2014, the government of India announced that his birthday, 31st October will be celebrated as “National Unity Day” or “Rashtriya Ekta Diwas” in India.

Patel finished high school at the relatively late age of 22 years

Patel finished high school at the relatively late age of 22 years. His family considered him to be unambitious and destined for a common-place job.

He contracted the Bubonic Plague when it swept through Gujarat and survived it

He contracted the Bubonic Plague when it swept through Gujarat and survived it. This plague killed about 12 million across India and China.

He was the first Deputy Prime Minister And Home Minister of India

He was the first Deputy Prime Minister And Home Minister of India.

Sardar Patel was posthumously awarded Bharat Ratna.

In 1991, Sardar Patel was posthumously awarded the highest civilian award of India, Bharat Ratna.

He passed the state examination for law with no formal education

He passed the state examination for law with no formal education - only borrowed books from acquaintances.

Sardar patel was a key part of framing the Indian Administrative Services

He was a key part of framing the Indian Administrative Services, for which, the country still is thankful to him. The system has been the backbone of India’s growth and it still remains that.

hoist the Indian national flag

After Mahatma Gandhi was imprisoned for the Civil Disobedience movement, Patel led a Satyagraha in Nagpur against the British government demanding they be allowed to hoist the Indian national flag.

sardar patel facts

As a part of being a home minister, he took it upon himself to cater to the millions of refugees displaced due to the partition and made elaborate arrangements for them to settle in India.

sardar patel and nehru

During the 1946 Election for the Congress Presidency, 12 out of 15 regional congress committees proposed Patel to be the President. Despite the support of Mahatma Gandhi, not any single committee proposed Jawaharlal Nehru’s name. However, later, Patel stepped down in the favour of Jawaharlal Nehru.

round-table conference failed in London

When the round-table conference failed in London, Sardar Patel along with Mahatma Gandhi was imprisoned in ‘Yeravda Central Jail’ in 1932. During this time, Patel became the right-hand man of Mahatma Gandhi. They both were released in July 1934. Gandhiji taught Patel Sanskrit during this time.

statue of Unity has been constructed by the government of India

The statue of Unity has been constructed by the government of India in his honour. The special programme was started by the government of India in December 2013 and construction completed in 2018. Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated this statue on Patel’s birthday, 31 October. The statue is made up of bronze and designed by the famous sculptor, Ram V. Sutar.

sardar quit smoking later in the company of Mahatma Gandhi

When he returned from England, his lifestyle was completely changed. He used to wear suits and speak only in English. He used to smoke cigar at that time, however, he quit smoking later in the company of Mahatma Gandhi.

iron man of india sardar patel

He worked as a farmer as a kid and was also struck by plague when he was very young. But he survived all this which led to the expression ‘iron man’ or ‘a man with nerves of iron’ used to describe him.

His wife Jhaverba was suffering from cancer

His wife Jhaverba was suffering from cancer and passed away when he was only 33 years old, but he loved her deeply and so, never remarried.

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