Sardar Patel The Best PM India Never Had
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...[then] it seemed to me that Jawaharlal should be the new President [of Congress in 1946—and hence Prime Minister] ...I acted according to my best judgement but the way things have shaped since then has made me to realise that this was perhaps the greatest blunder of my political life...
My second mistake was that when I decided not to stand myself, I did not support Sardar Patel.
— Abul Kalam Azad, 'India Wins Freedom'
The problem of the [princely] states is so difficult that only you can solve it.
—Gandhi to Sardar Patel
Patel possessed the organising ability of Bismarck, the astute statesmanship of Chanakya, and the single-minded devotion to the cause of national unity of Abraham Lincoln.
—VV Giri, ex-President of India
Here was a man [Sardar Patel] with a crystal-clear mind who could see to the core of the problem within the shortest possible time…
Leaving no vital aspect uncovered, this book comprehensively covers Sardar Patel's stellar leadership role in an engaging and gripping manner, and is interspersed with a large number of interesting episodes.
About the Book
Rajnikant Puranik has been a physicist, a banker, and a software professional, and has headed Information Technology division in several organisations. A number of software products have been developed under his leadership. He has till date authored two technical (software) books, one novel, and six non-fiction works. He studied at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur and IIT-Kanpur, and was a National Science Talent Scholar.