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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Sardar Patel 2 rupee Commemorative Coin

This is a 1996 Commemorative Coin issued in the respect of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.Vallabhbhai Jhaverbhai Patel was born at his maternal uncle's house Desai Vago in Nadiad in Leva Patidar  Gurjar on 31 October 1875 .He was  the first Home Minister and Deputy Prime Minister of India  he is  hailed as the Iron Man of India.In the 1946 election for the Congress presidency, Patel stepped down in favor of Nehru at the request of Gandhi. The election's importance stemmed from the fact that the elected President would lead free India's first Government. Gandhi asked all 16 states representatives and Congress to elect the right person and Sardar Patel's name was proposed by 13 states representatives out of 16, but Patel respected Gandhi's request to not be the first prime minister. As a Home Minister, Patel merged all parts of India under federal control . He persuaded the princes of 565 states of the impossibility of independence from the Indian republic, especially in the presence of growing opposition from their subjects. He proposed favourable terms for the merger, including creation of privy purses for the descendants of the rulers .Governor General Chakravarti Rajagopalachari, Nehru and Patel formed the triumvirate which ruled India from 1948 to 1950.

It was the third time a commerative coin was issued for an Indian not holding the post of prime minister of India.It took place for Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. B.R. Ambedkar earlier.

  This is a 2 rupee normal circular coin issued in respect of  Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.It is a copper -nickel coin weighing 6gm and having a diameter of 23mm.


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