Write a short paragraph on Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel.
Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel
Vallabhbhai Jhaverbhai Patel popularly known as Vallabh Bhai Patel was the first Deputy Prime Minister of India. He was a senior leader of the Indian National Congress and a founding member of the Republic of India who played a leading role in the country’s struggle for independence. He was born on 31st October 1875 at Nadiad in Gujarat and brought up in the countryside. He became one of the most influential leader. He led the task to unite India and successfully integrated the newly independent nation with those British colonial Provinces that had been allocated to India. Approximately 565 self governing princely states had also been united into Indian Nation due to his tireless efforts.
As Gandhiji embarked on the Dandi salt March, Patel was arrested and was put on trial without witness, with no lawyer or pressman. On the outbreak of World War II, he supported Nehru’s decision. He also opposed the proposals of the Cripp’s Mission in 1942. He was one of the first Congress leaders to accept the partition of India. The fame of Vallabhbhai Patel formed the cornerstone of Patel’s popularity in the post independence era. He fearlessly ordered to reconstruct the Somnath Temple which had been plundered in 11th century. His another extraordinary contribution in the integration of India is the association of Hyderabad state in Indian state by military operation. Patel’s health declined rapidly through the summer of 1950 and after a massive heart attack, he died on December 15, 1950. He was awarded India’s highest civilian award ‘Bharat Ratna’ in 1991 posthumously.