Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

Profession: Barrister, Politician, Activist

Brothers of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

Somabhai Patel, Narshibhai Patel, Vithalbhai Patel (Legislator), Kashibhai Patel

Father of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

Jhaverbhai Patel

Mother of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel


Sister of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

Dahiben (Younger)

Wife/Spouse of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

Jhaverba Patel

Favourite Food(s) of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

Boiled Vegetables, Rice

Favourite Leader of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

Mahatma Gandhi

Awards/Honours of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

Bharat Ratna (1991: Posthumously)

Controversies of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

When he was the chairman of Municipal community in Ahmedabad, several corruption charges were pressed against him. On 28 April 1922, a case of 'misrepresentation of funds' worth ₹1.68 lakh was registered against him in Ahmedabad District Court.   Patel was criticised for being biased against Muslims. Maulana Abul Kalam Azad criticised him for accepting Partition of India rapidly.   Patel was also criticised by the supporters of Subhas Chandra Bose, for putting down the people who were not supportive of Mahatma Gandhi.  

Information about Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

Information about Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

Date of Death - 15-12-1950  Place of Death - Bombay (Now, Mumbai)  His father had served in the army of the Queen of Jhansi while his mother was a spiritual woman.  Death Cause - Heart Attack  Patel practiced law in Godhra, Anand, Borsad. When he was in Borsad, he founded 'Edward Memorial High School' (Now, it is Jhaverbhai Dajibhai Patel High School).  Once, Patel suffered a serious disease (perhaps plague), he sent his family to a safe place as the disease was contagious. He spent this time in a derelict temple, where he recovered slowly.  Due to the poor family circumstances, he once left his hope to study law in College.  When he was one of the best barristers of Ahmedabad. He helped his brother to enter politics.  Since early childhood, he had a stoic personality. He never complained of pains and sorrows of life.  Patel got married when he was 16 years old, and completed his matriculation at the age of 22.  Patel was fond of bridge game of cards. He was an excellent player of it.  In 1909, his wife, Jhaverba Patel was diagnosed with cancer at a hospital in Bombay (Now, Mumbai). Despite a successful surgery, his wife died in that hospital.  After the death of his wife, Patel was forced by his family to marry again, but he refused. He raised his children with the help of his other family members and sent them to an English medium school in Mumbai.  When he was studying law in England, he was affected by English lifestyle a lot and he adopted it passionately.  As he wanted to become a barrister, so he spent many years away from family and borrowed books from his friends to study. Patel left his home and settled in Godhara along with his wife.  At the age of 36, he enrolled at Middle Temple Inn in London. He completed his 36-months course within 30 months and topped the class despite having no college background. 

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