Dressed in a western suit playing bridge at the Gujarat Club, the first time Patel had the opportunity to meet Gandhi, he scoffed at his unusual methods and ideas. Within two years of that meeting, Patel had become one of Gandhi's most ardent satyagrahis.

This section exhibits the story of the various associations that touched and transformed Sardar Patel. Over the long years he gave to the nation, he had occasion to forge formidable associations with mentors, friends, colleagues and others. These lasting relationships gave him strength and made him the man he was.