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Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Birth Anniversary: 10 facts to know about India's first Home Minister
31 October 2018 IST
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Birth Anniversary: 10 facts to know about India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi innaugrated the Statue of Unity, the tallest statue in the world, on the occasion of Vallabhbhai Patel’s 143rd birth anniversary.
 

 
 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday inaugurated the Statue of Unity, the tallest statue in the world, which is dedicated to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. Sardar Patel, India's first deputy prime minister and home minister, played a major role in the country's struggle for independence. The nation is celebrating 143rd birth anniversary of Sardar Patel today.
 
Here are 10 important facts about Sardar Patel:
 
1. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel is popularly known as Sardar Patel and is also called the "Iron Man of India".
 
2. He was the first Deputy Prime Minister of India and founding father of the Republic of India.
 
3. Sardar Patel passed his matriculation at the late age of 22.
 
4. Patel spent years away from his family, studying on his own with books borrowed from other lawyers and passed examinations within two years. He became one of the most successful barristers of India.

 
 
 
 
 

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