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Sardar Patel death anniversary: PM, ministers pay tribute to 'Ironman of India'

On 69th death anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Punjab CM Amarinder Singh, Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla and several Indian ministers paid tributes to the Ironman of India on Sunday.

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New Delhi Updated on: December 15, 2019 12:19 IST
Sardar Patel 69th death anniversary
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Sardar Patel 69th death anniversary

On the 69th death anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Punjab CM Amarinder Singh, Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla, and several Indian ministers paid tributes to the Ironman of India on Sunday. They took to their official social media account to share their words. 

PM Modi tweeted, "Tributes to the great Sardar Patel on his Punya Tithi. We remain eternally inspired by his exceptional service to our nation."

Karnataka chief minister BS Yeddyurappa, "Heartfelt tribute to the IronMan of India, Sri SardarVallabhbhaiPatel, on his Punyatithi. It's his vision and determination that united us as a country, integrated our identities and helped India grow into a formidable global force. We will be forever thankful 

to him for his contribution."

Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla wrote, "Humble tributes to the Iron Man of India, Bharat Ratna, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, who played a significant role in consolidating India. His vision, conviction and life inspire us to work for the country above and beyond all considerations."

Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh shared a throwback picture of his father Maharaja Yadavindra Singh and Sardar Patel. He wrote, "Remembering #SardarVallabhbhaiPatel ji, on this death anniversary. My father, Maharaja Yadavindra Singh worked closely with Sardar Patel to integrate the princely states into India. Let's pledge to uphold respect for unified India, a country of all irrespective of caste/religion."

BJP leader Dr Jitendra Singh tweeted, "Tribute to the Iron Man and Artichect of Modern India #SardarVallabhbhaiPatel  on his death anniversary." He also shared a throwback picture of SV Patel. 

Patel, who served as the first Deputy Prime Minister of India, passed away on December 15, 1950.

Known as the Ironman of India, Patel had a fundamental role in merging all the princely states in the country.

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