Today is the birthday of Sardar Patel.Vallabhbhai Jhaverbhai Patel popularly known as Sardar Patel is the first Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister of Independent India under the leadership of first Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru. He is also known as the Ironman of India.
Patel is responsible for bringing the 565 semi-autonomous princely states and British-era colonial provinces into to the fold of India. Patel's leadership enabled the accession of almost every princely state. He is also responsible for establishing all-India civil services. Patel was also one of the few defenders of property rights and free enterprises in India.
Today is his birthday. His statue was inaugurated by the Prime Minister today. Let us all pay our respects to this great man on the day of his birthday.