Politics Narendra Modi pays tributes to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on his death anniversary Updated : December 15, 2019 10:38 AM IST Known as the Ironman of India, Patel had a fundamental role in merging all the princely states in the country. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.