Today is the death anniversary of the Iron Man of India. PM Modi said this while paying tribute
Today is the death anniversary of the Iron Man of India. PM Modi said this while paying tribute

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel was said to be one of the leading freedom fighters of the country, who played an important role in achieving independence for India. After independence, Sardar Patel had merged 565 princely states into India without any war. This is the reason why people call him 'Iron Man'. They say. Today (15 December) is the 73rd death anniversary of Sardar Patel. On this occasion, PM Narendra Modi remembered him and appreciated his contribution. 

Prime Minister Modi wrote on social media platform X, 'Tribute to the great Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on his death anniversary. His visionary leadership and unwavering commitment towards the unity of the country laid the foundation of modern India. Their exemplary work guides us towards building a stronger, more united country. We will continue to draw inspiration from his life and work towards realizing his dream of a prosperous India.'

Let us tell you that Sardar Patel was born in 1875 in Nadiad, Gujarat. He started his career as a barrister and later entered politics. He was also the President of Congress and was considered one of the senior leaders of the party in the freedom struggle. Sardar Patel organized many rallies and overthrew the British government. He also went to jail several times to liberate the country. But he did not let his courage shatter during this period. 


Sardar Patel died of a heart attack on 15 December 1950 in Bombay (Mumbai). He studied away from his family for many years. Before going to England, Sardar Patel studied law and practiced in Godhra, Borsad and Anand. When Sardar Patel was 36 years old, he started living in England to study law. He took admission in the Middle Temple at the Inns of Court in London. He completed his 36 month course in 30 months. 

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