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Rahul Gandhi remembers Sardar Patel on his death anniversary

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New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) 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.

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