Who Was Sardar Vallabhhai Patel?
Vallabhhai Jhaverbhai Patel, popularly referred to as Sardar Patel, was an Indian Statesman and very important leader of the Indian National Congress and the Deputy Prime Minister of India in the first cabinet of Independent India.
Sardar Patel, the iron-man of Indian was born on October 13, 1875 in a small town, Karamsadh of Bombay and well known Mumbai) reign. His father, Jhaverbhai Patel was farmer and mother, Laad Bai was a housewife.
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 Pelted. He passed his high school examination in 1896. Therefore school, he was a very wise and intellectual student. Inspire of poor financial conditions, his father decided to send him to college but Vallabhhai 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 Patel did not like to work for anyone, especially the Britishers he was person of independent nature. He began his own practice of law in a place called Godhara. Soon the practice flourished. He saved money, and made financial arrangement entire family.
He got married to Jhaberaba and in 1904; he got a baby daughter Maniben. In 1905, his son, Dahya was born. Vallabhhai sent his elder brother to England for higher studies in law.
In 1908, Sardar back to as barrister and started practicing in Mumbai. In 1909, his wife became seriously ill and was taken to Bombay (now Mumbai) for treatment. When his wife died he was arguing for an important case in the court. He received the news and stunned, but consequently with the argument. He admitted his children in St. Mary’s school Bombay, and left for England. Then he became a barrister and returned to India in 1913.
Sardar Patel his practice in Ahmadabad and soon became aware the local life, activities and people’s problems. He became an extremely popular person and hot elected in the Municipal Corporation in 1917. Around 1915, he came across Mahatma Gandhi.
The Swedeshi Movement was at its high at the time. Gandhiji gave a lecture at a place in Ahmedabad where Patel heard him and was very impressed. He started actively participating in the freedom movement.
The British Government’s killing was increasing. The government declared to confiscate all the lands of farmers. He forced the British government to amend the rules, and brought together the farmers encouraging them to rebel against the dictatorial rule of the British. This is how he got the title ‘Sardar’ and thus, became famous.
British government careful him as a threat and his lectures were considered anti-government. Sardar Patel was Movement under the leadership of Mahatma Gandhi. He was arrested along with other leaders and was sent to Ahmednagar jail. Inspire of the British Rule, rulers of the small towns were spending a lot of public fund, and were, having a nice time. Sardar Vallabhhai opposed that.
Sardar Patel with 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 initially did not want to join numerous states into India. Sardar Patel’s constant efforts towards the unity of the country brought success.
Due to the achievement of this massive task, Sardar Vallabhhai Patel achieved, the title ‘Iron Man’. He is one of the impressive leader of the world became imperishable by uniting a disjointed nation unless any violence.
Gandhiji Roles in Sardar Patel’s Life
His engross to work for the freedom nation got a big jounce when Gandhiji was murdered. Patel was much attached to Mahatma Gandhi and careful with him, his elder brother and teacher. He was encouraged by the Mahatma Gandhi in all his work.
Gandhiji death left him broken. On December 15, 1950, Sardar Patel died of a cardiac arrest. The intelligence’s of his death spread all over the world. The whole nation dropped into deep sadness, and everyday life came to a standstill. A grateful nation paid a weeping tribute to be beloved leader. In 1991, he was honored with the highest civilian award of ‘Bharat Ratna’