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Vallabhbhai Jhaverbhai Patel was one of the important social and political leaders of India. He was nicknamed ‘Sardar’ and is called ‘Iron man of India’. He got inspired by Mahatma Gandhi’s philosophy and thus joined the Indian Independence Movement.
He brought together the peasants of Kheda, Bardoli and other parts of Gujarat and launched non-violent Civil Disobedience Movement in Gujarat against the raise in tax, imposed by the British government. British government suspended the revenue for that year as a result of this movement.
He worked against alcoholism, untouchability and caste discrimination in Gujarat. He was elected as the municipal president of Ahmedabad in 1922, 1924 and 1927. He led Satyagraha in Nagpur in 1923 against the British law in absence of Mahatma Gandhi.
Vallabhai Patel was a prominent leader in organizing the Quit India Movement in 1942. Vallabhai Patel was appointed first Home Minister and Deputy Prime Minister of India after India's independence. He organized relief camps for refugees in Punjab and Delhi.