Why is Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel called Iron Man of India?

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel was a man of great physical and psychological strength. He was the man of his words. His youth was exceptionally modest, yet it hinted at his strong character and will. There are several incidences in his life which led him toward the title of the iron man of India. These episodes of his life made him one of the prophetic pioneers of India. It was his diligent work and knowledge that made him “Iron man”. In this article, we will find out the facts why Vallabhbhai Patel  is known as the Ironman or how he earned this title.

It was Vallabhbhai Patel’s effort and policies that makes India a secure, united and developed nation called Hindustan, after Kautilya Vishnu Gupta Chankya. At the time of independence, British govt has offered independence to small princy state which will divide the country into several small pieces. This will mean independence from British rule but the integrity of the nation will be shattered. Patel has examined their arrangement policy well and chose to make one united nation. He originated his famous “Sam-daam-dand-bhed” strategy to combine all the princely stated together. Majority of kings and princes support Vallabhbhai Patel vision as united India. For those who did not corporate were forced by him by radical measures. If Jawaharlal Lal Nehru has listened to his tactics at the time of nation’s independence, the nation will not be divided into two parts.

Sardar Patel treated Armpit wound with Heated Iron Rod

Vallabhbhai Patel was always recognized as a strong man. In his childhood, he burnt his armpit boil with a hot iron rod to kill the infection. This was a very painful procedure yet Vallabhbhai did it himself at a very little age without any hesitation. This particular act of bravery and strong will shocked everyone in his village.

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Vallabhbhai Patel borrowed books from attorneys and completed his education in a small period of two years.  He gained his psychological strength when he was in England and he completed his graduation in only a couple of years. Everybody was astonished to see a person gaining top positions in every exam who didn’t have any formal instruction.

This was the courageous story that made the fighter Vallabhbhai Patel, the iron man of Indian politics. His psychological capacities were far ahead from any other individual back then and his physical quality was unbelievable. Above mentioned are few reasons why Vallabhbhai Patel is known as the Iron Man of India.