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H.E. Shri Chandulal Trivedi, Governor of East Punjab and Chancellor of the East Punjab University presenting the Doctor of Laws (Honoris Causa) degree to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel at the first convocation of the University held at Ambala on March 5, 1949.

Sardar Patel inaugurating the Patiala and East Punjab States Union, formed by the integration of the Princely States of Patiala, Nabha, Jind, Faridkot, Kapurthala, Nalagarh, Kalsia and Malerkotla, by swearing in the Maharaja of Patiala as 'Rajpramukh' on July 15,1948.

Sardar Patel at a Press Conference held in New Delhi on January 29, 1948. Mr. V. P. Menon, Secretary - Ministry of the States can be seen sitting at Sardar Patel’s right, and Mr. N. C. Mehta, Secretary - Ministry of Information & Broadcasting appears at his left.

During the Borsad plague of 1935, Sardar Patel organized a massive effort to fight the epidemic. Without trying to get support from the British government, he mobilized volunteers to go from village to village and house to house to destroy rats and disinfect the affected areas, thereby bringing epidemic under control.

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel addressing Congress workers at Ambala during his visit in March, 1949

Standing on the INS Delhi, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel bids farewell to the receding shores of Cochin after concluding his visit to the United State of Travancore-Cochin in May 1950.

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel being received at the Gateway of India on his return from the six-day visit to the United State of Travancore-Cochin on board INS Delhi in May 1950. Standing to the right of the Hon'ble Deputy PM is Commodore Inigo-Jones, Commodore-in-Charge Bombay, and greeting him is Mr. B.A. Dalal, Chairman of the Standing Committee of the Bombay Corporation.

A photograph taken during the Independence Day Session of the Constituent Assembly held on August 15, 1947. Standing in the first row are Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Mr. K.M. Munshi, Mr. N.V. Gadgil and Mrs. Ammu Swaminathan.

The Nizam of Hyderabad with Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel at the Residency House (now known as the Rashtrapati Nilayam) in Bolarum, Secundrabad on February 28, 1949.