CONTENTS:- 1. Introduction 2. Sardar Patel with Gandhi 3. Role in Kheda and Bardoli Satyagrahas 4. Patel and Farmer's Movements 5. Patel and Indian Independence
Sardar Patel was popularly known as Iron Man of India. His full name was Vallabhbhai Patel. He played a leading role in the India freedom struggle and became the first Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister of India. He is credited with achieving political integration of India. Vallabhbhai Patel was born on October 31, 1875 in Nadiad, a small village in Gujarat. His father Jhaverbhai was a farmer and mother Laad Bai was a simple lady. Sardav Vallabhai's early education took place in Karamsad. Then he joined a school in Petlad. After two years he joined a high school in a town called Nadiad. He passed his high school examination in 1896. Sardar Vallabhhai Patel was a brilliant student throughout his schooling. Vallabhbhai wanted to become a barrister. To realize this ambition he had to go to England. But he did not have the financial means to even join a college India. In those days a candidate could study in private and sit for an examination in Law. Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel borrowed books from a layer of his acquaintance and studied at home. Occasionally he attended courts of law and listened attentively to the arguments of lawyers. Vallabhbhai passed the Law examination with flying colours.