21 Famous Quotes By Sardar Patel, The Iron Man Of India, That Will Stir Up The Idealist In You.
A lawyer was arguing his case in the court when he received a note that his ailing wife had passed away. Instead of rushing to be with his deceased spouse, the lawyer folded the note and carried on. The verdict was passed in favor of his client. Only after the proceedings came to an end did he inform everyone of the sad news. Know who was this great lawyer? It was none other than the Iron Man of India, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.
Patel was known for sacrificing his own happiness for the sake of others. He desired to study law in London so he saved up enough and applied for the required documents. However as fate would have it the documents were delivered to his elder brother who had the same initials. At his brother's insistence, he allowed him to go to London instead of him. However he went to accomplish goal later on in his life.
Patel was known to have returned from the clutches of death not once not twice but thrice. His first encounter with the Grim Reaper was when he suffered from the deadly Bubonic plague, but fortunately survived. After Bapu's assassination he nearly died of a massive heart attack. The third time was in 1949 when the plane he was travelling in, lost radio contact owing to some technical difficulty. The carrier however made an emergency landing and everyone escaped unhurt.