Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel
Vallabhbhai Patel, the iron-man of India was born on October 13, 1875, in a small village, Karamsadh of Bombay (now Mumbai) region. His father, Jhaverbhai Patel was a simple farmer and mother, Laad Bai was a housewife.
From his youth itself, Patel was a persevering person. He used to help his father in farming and studied in a school at Petlad. He passed his high-school examination in 1896. All through school, he was an extremely shrewd and astute understudy. In spite of poor money related conditions, his dad chose to send him to school, however, Vallabhbhai won’t. Around three years, he remained at home, buckled down and arranged for the District Leader’s examination, subsequently going with great percentage.
Sardar Patel did not like to work for anyone, especially the Britishers He was a 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 for the entire family He got married to Jhaberaba and in 1904, he got a baby daughter, Maniben. In 1905, his son, Dahya was born. Vallabhbhai sent his elder brother to England for higher studies in law.
In 1908, Vitthalbhai returned as a barrister and started practicing in Bombay (now 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 new and stunned but continued with the argument. He admitted his children in St. Mary’s school Bombay (now Mumbai) and left for England. Then he became a barrister and retained to India in 1913.
He started his practice in Ahmedabad and soon became aware of the local life, activities and people’s problems. He became an extremely popular person and got elected in the Municipal Corporation in 1917. Around 1915, he came across Mahatma Gandhi The Swadeshi Movement was at its peak at the time. Gandhiji gave an address at a place in Ahmedabad where Patel heard him and was extremely awed. He started actively participating in the freedom movement The British government’s atrocities were increasing. The administration announced to seize every one of the terrains of agriculturists. He forced the British government to amend the rules and brought together the farmers encouraging them to rebel against the tyrannical rule of the British This is how he got the title of ‘Sardar’ and accordingly, ended up well known.
The British government considered him as a risk and his addresses were viewed as against the government. Sardar Patel was imprisoned several times in 1942, he participated in the Quit India Movement under the authority of Mahatma Gandhi.
He was caught close by various pioneers and was sent to Ahmednagar detain. In spite of the British Rule, leaders of the little kingdoms were spending a considerable measure of open cash and were having a pleasant time. Sardar Vallabhbhai opposed this.
With extraordinary astuteness and political prescience, he solidified the little kingdoms. The public was with him. He took care of the Nizam of Hyderabad and the Nawab of Junagarh who at first did not want to join India. There was a lot of issues associated with the get-together of the various states into India. Sardar Patel’s untiring endeavors towards the solidarity of the nation brought achievement. Due to the achievement of this massive task, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel got the title of ‘Iron Man’. He is one of the renowned pioneers of the world who wound up undying by joining a scattered country with no slaughter.
His energy to work for the free country got a major shock when Gandhiji was killed. Patel was very attached to Mahatma Gandhi and considered him, his elder brother and teacher. He was encouraged by the Mahatma in all his work. Gandhiji’s death left him broken. On December 15, 1950, Sardar Patel died of a cardiac arrest. The news of his demise spread everywhere throughout the world. The entire nation plunged into deep sorrow, and everyday life came to a standstill. A thankful country paid a sad respect to its adored pioneer. In 1991, he was honored with the highest civilian award of ‘Bharat Ratna’.