Today is the 145th birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, India’s first Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister. Patel was a lawyer by profession. Every year, 31 October is celebrated as National Unity Day. On the occasion of the birth anniversary of the “Iron Man of India”, the whole country is remembering him. PM Modi paid floral tribute to the great leader at the 182-metre tall Statue of Unity at Kevadiya in Narmada district. Rose petals were showered on the huge monument from helicopters.