Patel is one of the Most Popular Leaders of India who is respected by
almost every one in India,He was one of those Leaders who participated
in the Freedom Struggle Actively and has contributed a lot in Building
the Modern India,Mostly he is respected by us Indians because of his
contribution after the Independence.
He is one of the Followers of Mahatma Gandhi who always shown his Faith
in Mahatma and followed his path till he lived,Sardar patel actively
participated in Champaran,Kheda Satygraha's and in almost every Movement
which is led by Mahatma Gandhi.
But as i said he is More popular because of his work after the Independence of India,He was the First Deputy PM of India.
We have shared some of his Words on Various occasions.
Sardar Patel was considered to be a statesman of integrity with the
practical acumen capable of Solving any problem.Once Mahatma Gandhi Said
to him "the problem of the States is so difficult that you alone can
He was the person who merged more then 550 Princely Ruled States in the
union of India but still some of the large states were missing and
Sardar patel wish was that they must Join the union of India.
Junagadh and Patel-Junagadh
was located in coastal area of Gujarat which was the Home state of
Sardar patel,Although Junagadh was far away from Pakistan in every
aspect and it was almost impossible for pakistan to rule their but as it
was an state ruled by an Muslim Prince,the Prince agreed to join
Pakistan but about the Majority of Population was Hindu about 96% which
created an huge problem for the the Prince and also the one of the most
important Hindu temple was Located in Junagadh,But later due to an Mass
protest against the accession of Junagadh to pakistan,Later Sardar Patel
Sent the Indian Army to occupy Junagadh.
15 Aug 1947 Accedes to Pakistan.
15 Sep 1947 Accession to Pakistan accepted.
9 Nov 1947 Occupied by India.
10 Nov 1947 Rescinds accession to Pakistan, accedes to India
24 Feb 1948 Referendum approves accession to India.
25 Feb 1948 Accession to India in effect.
Hyderabad and Patel-Hyderabad
was one of the biggest Princely ruled state in India,but the Muslim
Nizam ruling Hyderabad didn't agreed on Merging the state with the Union
of India,Later Sardar patel ordered the Indian Army to Attack on the
States and to occupt it to merge it with India,the Indian Army
successfully occupied the State in the Operation polo(Name given to the
Lakshadweep Islands and Patel-The
island was undoubtedly cut off from the Main stream India and they got
the news of Independence of India Days Later the 15th August but as The
Majority of Population was of Muslims there was an chance that Pakistan
can claim the island on the ground of Population but the problem was
that it was far away from Pakistan,But to save the Island from pakistan,
Sardar patel sent Indian Navy their to Hoist the Indian Flag on the
Island,later it's claimed that pakistan Navy attempted to capture the
Island but they returned after seeing the Indian Flag on the Island.
Kashmir and Sardar Patel-He
always played an important role in merging the states in India,and he
was too aggressive regarding this but in case of kashmir he waited till
the kashmir Rulers agrees on the merging of states with the union of
India,Later he payed an important Role and helped the Defense minister
Baldev Singh in arranging the troops and managing them in kashmir.
He played an
important role in the Constitution assembly too,and it's believed that
Sardar Patel was the person in appointing Dr. Ambedkar as the Chairman
of Drafting the Constitution Assembly.
One of the Great Leader of India