Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel
Vallabhbhai Jhaverbhai Patel, one of the six children of Jhaverbbai Patel and Ladbai was born at Nadiad in Gujarat. There is no record of his date of birth.
The generally accepted date, October 31, 1875, of which the source is his Matriculation certificate, was chosen by Vallabhbhai himself while filling in a form.
The family was an agriculturist one, of the Lewa Patidar Community and could in terms of economic status be described as lower middle-class.