Jose John March 11, 2016 No Comments
SARDAR VALLABHBHAI PATEL  “Vallabhbhai Patel was born in Gujarat. He studied law in England hut returned (1915) to India and practiced in Ahmadabad. Influenced by the nationalist leader Mohandas Gandhi, he joined the Civil Disobedience Movement and successfully organized (1928) the landowners of Bardoli against the British tax increases. In 1931, he served as President of the Indian National Congress. The British imprisoned Patel a number of times for his activities. As the Home Minister, Minister of State, and the Deputy Prime Minister (1947-1950) under Jawaharlal Nehru, Patel adroitly achieved the peaceful integration of the princely Indian States into the Union. His swift, cool reaction to Gandhi’s assassination in 1948 is widely believed to have averted a possible civil war.” Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel was born on the 31st October, 1875 in Gujarat. He was the son of Zaverbhai who had served in the army of the Queen of Jhansi and Ladbai. Vallabhbhai started his education in a Gujarati medium school and after middle school he switched over to English medium in the Nadiad High School. During the course of his studies, his penchant towards organizing came to light. He successfully organized many events. He matriculated in 1897. In 1891, he married Zaverbai and had two children. But, after she...
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