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Lesser Known Facts About Sardar Patel

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Sardar Patel was undoubtedly one of India's greatest men. He was a successful lawyer, our country's first home minister and an important figure in the freedom struggle. 

The Statue of Unity pays tribute to him. Although, much has been said about this statue, it is supposed to be the world's tallest at 182 m. Primer Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate it on 31 October.   

Swipe through the clips below to know some more details about this illustrious man.


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Statue Of Unity To Be Unveiled On 31 October 2018

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the statue of Sardar Vallabhai Patel on 31 October. Named the 'Statue of Unity', this will be the world's tallest at 182m. Around $400 million has been spent on it's construction. Could this money have ...

Sardar Patel Finished School At 22

Most children finish school at 16 but Sardar Vallabhai Patel finished it only at the age of 22. His family never imagined that he would amount to much. Little did they know that one day he would become India's first Home Minister and Deputy Prime ...

A Successful Law Career

Patel began his legal practice in 1900 in the town of Godhra. He was known for his ability to cross-examine witnesses ruthlessly. By 1910, he had saved enough to go to London and take up his barristership. He finished the course with six months to...

Patel Could Have Been India's First Pm

As per Congress party documents, there is evidence that 12 out of 15 state committees wanted Sardar Vallabhai Patel to be the first Prime Minister of India. However, Mahatma Gandhi wanted Nehru to be the Prime Minister and asked Patel to withdraw....

Patel Integrated 562 Princely States Into The Indian Union

Gaining independence from the British wasn't the only challenge India's leaders had to deal with. After independence, it was necessary to convince the rulers of over 500 princely states to give up their kingdoms and become part of the Indian union...

Contributed To Starting The Indian Administrative Service

Few know that Sardar Patel played a major role in the conception and inception of the Indian Administrative Services. He famously called the civil services as the "steel frame" of the country and addressed the first batch of IAS officers in Delhi....

He Wanted The Whole Of Kashmir

Sardar Patel was completely against the partition of India. When Kashmir was divided by India and Pakistan, Patel did not like what he saw. He believed that the whole of Kashmir rightfully belonged to India and was even willing to go to war over i...

He Stopped A Massive Riot From Happening

After partition, thousands of refugees poured into Delhi from Pakistan. They brought stories of the atrocities that they suffered there. Several Hindus and Sikhs were enraged and wanted to attack their Muslim brothers in the national capital. He s...

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