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On Vallabhbhai Patel's death anniversary, tributes pour in for ‘India’s unifier'

To mark his significance during the independence struggle and his contributions to independent India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Statue of Unity, a colossal statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on October 31, 2018.
Post Independence, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel was handed the home ministry and also became the first deputy PM of India.(HT Archives)
Post Independence, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel was handed the home ministry and also became the first deputy PM of India.(HT Archives)
Published on Dec 15, 2021 08:19 AM IST
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National Unity Day: As India pays tributes to Sardar Patel, know the history

Vallabhbhai Patel was dubbed “Sardar” (chief) for his leadership skills in leading the country through the struggle for independence and beyond, and most notably during the integration of the princely states and the India-Pakistan War of 1947.
23 January 1950 - Sardar Patel pressing the button to unveil a portrait of Mahatma Gandhi at the Delhi Town Hall (HT Archives)
23 January 1950 - Sardar Patel pressing the button to unveil a portrait of Mahatma Gandhi at the Delhi Town Hall (HT Archives)
Published on Oct 31, 2021 09:48 AM IST
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