Vallabhai Patel

Patel, Vallabhai


(also Vallabhbhai Jhaverbhai Patel). Born Oct. 31, 1875, in Karamasad, Gujarat; died Dec. 15, 1950, in Bombay. A leader and right-wing representative of the Indian National Congress.

Patel was educated as a lawyer in Great Britain. He met M. K. Gandhi in 1916 and then joined the national liberation movement of India. Patel was president of the Indian National Congress in 1931. After India gained independence in 1947, he served as deputy prime minister, minister of home affairs, minister of information, and minister of states in the government of the Indian Union.

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On March 11, a Lucknow bound Indigo flight from the Sardar Vallabhai Patel Airport in Ahmedabad, with 186 passengers on board, had to return and make an emergency landing because of an engine failure.
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He added that India would have had gained control over entire Kashmir, if instead of Jawahar Lal Nehro, Sardar Vallabhai Patel was the PM at that time.
Modi said that if Sardar Vallabhai Patel had been the first Prime Minister instead of Nehru, the country would have not faced the Kashmir problem.
Modi's attempt to steal fame of tall leaders like Sardar Vallabhai Patel is a case to pay attention to.
Tribune News Network Doha MES Indian School recently observed National Unity Day to commemorate the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhai Patel, the Iron Man of India.
The Kashmiris have not forgotten the numerous promises made to them in the past; one such declaration was by India's Deputy Prime Minister; Sardar Vallabhai Patel, who was considered a sagacious and deeply thoughtful leader.
Almost all the leaders of the Indian liberation movement had been widowers: Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, Vallabhai Patel and Abul Kalam Azad; but only Mohammad Ali Jinnah had contracted a free-will, inter-religious marriage, which at first was a sensation and at the end a desolation.
Kusumakar, who till July 2016 was involved in the training and capacity building of law enforcement agencies, perhaps knows it best - he was actively involved as the deputy director (IT) in the setting up of the National Digital Crime Resource & Training Centre at the Sardar Vallabhai Patel National Police Academy in Hyderabad in association with C-DAC in Hyderabad and C-DAC, Thiruvananthapuram.
The cultural department has issued a notice to the Vallabhai Patel stadium in Mumbai where the programme was organised.
11 -- The 20th edition of the Reliance Asian Junior Table Tennis Championships (AJTTC2014) will be held at the NSCI Sardar Vallabhai Patel Indoor Stadium in Mumbai from September 12thto 16th.
New Delhi: The Indian government is considering bestowing the country's highest civilian award, the Bharat Ratna, on five icons -- pre-independence hero Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime minister Atal Behari Vajpayee, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) founder Kanshi Ram, India's first home minister Sardar Vallabhai Patel and Banaras Hindu University founder Madan Mohan Malviya, sources said.