• “Our nation has seen many a catastrophes. But nothing more distressing and gloomy as the death of Sardar, who stood behind all of us like a rock of strength, patience and courage.”
    – Jawaharlal Nehru
  • “Gandhiji was the architect of our independence and Sardar of our unity. There are not many who might have done one tenth of what Sardar has achieved.”
    – N.V. Gadgil
  • “He performed a miracle in this country both in winning the freedom for his country and also, in the cause of unification and consolidation of the country.”
    – Ananthsayanam Ayyangar
  • “Sardar was the personification of inspiration, courage, self-confidence and power.”
    – C. Rajagopalachari
  • “The earthly body of Sardar Patel has gone. But in the form of services he has rendered to this county, he would live for all time.”
    – Dr. Rajendra Prasad
  • “Sardar Patel certainly supplied an element of strength and stability which this country needs very badly today.”
    – Dr. B.R.Ambedkar
  • “Along with Mahatma Gandhi, Sardar will forever be remembered as the founder of India.”
    – K. Santhanam
  • “After the death of Bapu, the demise of Sardar Patel is the greatest loss for India.”
    – Jayaprakash Narayan
  • “A man as soft as he was strong, with only one thought in his mind – the good of the future of India.”
    – Dorothy Norman