Remembering Sardar Vallabhbhai Jhaverbhai Patel (31 October 1875 – 15 December 1950) ~ The Iron Man of India
Sardar Patel was an Indian barrister and statesman, and one of the founding fathers of the Republic of India. Hailed as the Iron Man of India, he is also remembered as the “Patron Saint” of India’s civil servants for establishing modern all-India services.
Patel was also one of the earliest proponents of property rights and free enterprise in India.
Post Independence, Patel took charge of the task to forge a united India. Using frank diplomacy, Patel’s leadership persuaded almost every princely state which did not have a Muslim majority to accede to India. He is rightly called the maker of United India.
Here are some noble thoughts from Sardar Patel, One of India’s Greatest Leader
It is the prime responsibility of every citizen to feel that his country
…is free and to defend its freedom is his duty.