New Delhi, Dec 15: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday paid tribute to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on his 66th death anniversary saying that he worked tirelessly for an “united India”.
“Remembering Sardar Patel – a leader who worked tirelessly for an India united in common purpose, transcending narrow divisions of caste and creed,” Gandhi said in a tweet.
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, India’s first home minister, was born on October 31, 1875 in Nadiad, a small village in Gujarat. He was popularly known as the ‘Iron man’ of India. He died on December 15, 1950 after suffering a heart attack in Mumbai.
Patel was conferred with the highest civilian honour, Bharat Ratna, in 1991 for his services to the nation.