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Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's 144th Birth Anniversary: 18 Rare Pictures of 'Iron Man of India'

India | Getty Images | October 31, 2019, 3:30 pm
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 On Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's 144th birth anniversary, we bring you some of his rare and unseen pictures from our photo archives. (Image: Getty Images)
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On Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's 144th birth anniversary, we bring you some of his rare and unseen pictures from our photo archives. (Image: Getty Images)

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 The Iron Man of India, also known as the Loh Purush, Vallabhbhai Jhaverbhai Patel was born on October 31, 1875. (Image: Getty Images)
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The Iron Man of India, also known as the Loh Purush, Vallabhbhai Jhaverbhai Patel was born on October 31, 1875. (Image: Getty Images)

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 Sardar Patel is most popularly known as a founding father of the Republic of India. This is because he played a significant role in integrating the independent provinces into a unified India just after the partition. (Image: Getty Images)
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Sardar Patel is most popularly known as a founding father of the Republic of India. This is because he played a significant role in integrating the independent provinces into a unified India just after the partition. (Image: Getty Images)

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 Government officials outside the Council Room in the Vicerory's House, New Delhi, shortly before their swearing-in ceremony. (L to r) Mr. Sarat Chandra Bose, Mr. Jagjivan Ram, Dr. Rajendra Prasad, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Mr. Asaf Ali, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, and Mr. Syed Ali Zahee. (Image: Getty Images)
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Government officials outside the Council Room in the Vicerory's House, New Delhi, shortly before their swearing-in ceremony. (L to r) Mr. Sarat Chandra Bose, Mr. Jagjivan Ram, Dr. Rajendra Prasad, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Mr. Asaf Ali, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, and Mr. Syed Ali Zahee. (Image: Getty Images)

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 ardar Vallabhbhai Patel (1875 - 1950); first, Deputy Prime Minister of India. Indian barrister and statesman, a leader of the Indian National Congress and a founding father of the Republic of India who played a leading role in the country's struggle for independence. (Image: Getty Images)
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ardar Vallabhbhai Patel (1875 - 1950); first, Deputy Prime Minister of India. Indian barrister and statesman, a leader of the Indian National Congress and a founding father of the Republic of India who played a leading role in the country's struggle for independence. (Image: Getty Images)

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 Indian President Rajendra Prasad swearing in new cabinet minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel as India becomes a republic, January 30th, 1950. (Image: Getty Images)
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Indian President Rajendra Prasad swearing in new cabinet minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel as India becomes a republic, January 30th, 1950. (Image: Getty Images)

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 Mahatma Gandhi and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel follow the debate during a congressional meeting in Ramgarh. (Image: Getty Images)
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Mahatma Gandhi and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel follow the debate during a congressional meeting in Ramgarh. (Image: Getty Images)

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 Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. (Image: Getty Images)
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Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. (Image: Getty Images)

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 Sardar Patel with Jawaharlal Nehru, following Indian Partition 1947. (Image: Getty Images)
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Sardar Patel with Jawaharlal Nehru, following Indian Partition 1947. (Image: Getty Images)

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 Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel speaking at a public meeting in Bombay. (Image: Getty Images)
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Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel speaking at a public meeting in Bombay. (Image: Getty Images)

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 Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi with Sardar Patel and Jawaharlal Nehru. (Image: Getty Images)
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Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi with Sardar Patel and Jawaharlal Nehru. (Image: Getty Images)

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 Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi with Jawaharlal Nehru, Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan, Sardar Patel and Maulana Abul Kalam Azad at the A.I.C.C. meeting in Delhi. (Image: Getty Images)
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Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi with Jawaharlal Nehru, Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan, Sardar Patel and Maulana Abul Kalam Azad at the A.I.C.C. meeting in Delhi. (Image: Getty Images)

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 Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan and Jawaharlal Nehru walk to a Congress meeting, while Sardar Patel is pulled alongside in a rickshaw. (Image: Getty Images)
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Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan and Jawaharlal Nehru walk to a Congress meeting, while Sardar Patel is pulled alongside in a rickshaw. (Image: Getty Images)

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 Sardar Patel, a prominent leader of the Indian independence movement with Maulana Azad, the senior Muslim leader of the Indian National Congress during the Indian independence movement. (Image: Getty Images)
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Sardar Patel, a prominent leader of the Indian independence movement with Maulana Azad, the senior Muslim leader of the Indian National Congress during the Indian independence movement. (Image: Getty Images)

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 Mahatma Gandhi waiting for a car outside Bifla House, on his return from Rajkoy. Amongst the group with him are Pandit Nehru and Vallabhbhai Patel. (Image: Getty Images)
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Mahatma Gandhi waiting for a car outside Bifla House, on his return from Rajkoy. Amongst the group with him are Pandit Nehru and Vallabhbhai Patel. (Image: Getty Images)

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 Mahatma Gandhi, Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose and Vallabhbhai Patel. (Image: AFP)
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Mahatma Gandhi, Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose and Vallabhbhai Patel. (Image: AFP)

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 Sardar Patel speaking at a rally in New Delhi to pay tribute to Mahatma Gandhi. (Image: Getty Images)
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Sardar Patel speaking at a rally in New Delhi to pay tribute to Mahatma Gandhi. (Image: Getty Images)

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 The first official meeting of the governors of India's nine provinces at Government House in New Delhi, India, 8th May 1949. From left to right, Sir Hormasji Pherozshah Modi (Uttar Pradesh), Krishna Kumarsinhji Bhavsinhji, Maharaja of Bhavnagar (Madras), Madhav Shrihari Aney (Bihar), Mangal Das Pakvasa (Central Provinces), Sir Chandulal Trivedi (East Punjab), Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru (1889 - 1964), Governor-General C. Rajagopalachari, Deputy Premier Sardar Patel, Dr Kailash Nath Katju (West Bengal), Raja Sir Majaraj Singh (Bombay), Asaf Ali (Orissa) and Sri Prakasa (Assam). (Image: Getty Images)
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The first official meeting of the governors of India's nine provinces at Government House in New Delhi, India, 8th May 1949. From left to right, Sir Hormasji Pherozshah Modi (Uttar Pradesh), Krishna Kumarsinhji Bhavsinhji, Maharaja of Bhavnagar (Madras), Madhav Shrihari Aney (Bihar), Mangal Das Pakvasa (Central Provinces), Sir Chandulal Trivedi (East Punjab), Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru (1889 - 1964), Governor-General C. Rajagopalachari, Deputy Premier Sardar Patel, Dr Kailash Nath Katju (West Bengal), Raja Sir Majaraj Singh (Bombay), Asaf Ali (Orissa) and Sri Prakasa (Assam). (Image: Getty Images)

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