Shree Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
Vallabhbhai Patel was born on October 31, 1875, in Nadiad, Gujarat, India. His father’s name is Zaverbhai and his mother name is Ladbai. His father was a farmer while his mother was a very spiritual woman.
Birth, Parentage and Early Influences
Karamsad, a village in Gujarat, the golden land of the peasants,claims the honor of having given birth to Vallabhbhai Patel on October31, 1875.
The Indomitable Sardar
It is difficult for me to write about the Sardar. Of the leading men*- with whom I have come into close contact, he has been nearest to me.I admire his extraordinary gifts. I cherish a deep affection for this manwhom most men fear.
Bardoli Satyagraha was a protest against the Government’s decision to impose new taxes without consulting public opinion. Sardar Patel was not very eager to lead tile people until he found that they were adamant and prepared to meet the storm.
Dr. Rajendra Prasad
The achievements of Sardar Patel obtained inthe field of Satyagraha in attaining freedom andhis service to the nation in the first years offreedom will be written in letters of gold and willoccupy an immortal place in the history of India.