Who was the First Home Minister of India?

By K Balaji|Updated : December 1st, 2022

Sardar Patel was the first Home Minister of India. He is also known as the "Iron Man of India". He served as the Home Minister during the 1947 Indo-Pakistani War and India's political unification. Additionally, he was also the first Deputy Prime Minister from 1947 to 1950 where he assisted the then Prime Minister Nehru. He played a major role in reorganizing India where he brought almost 500 princely states into the Indian union.

First Home Minister of India

The first male Home minister of Independent India was Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, also known as the "Iron Man of India" and “Unifier of India”. He served both as a Home Minister as well as the first Deputy Prime Minister of India. He organised a nonviolent civil disobedience movement against the Britishers among peasants in the Kheda, Borsad, and Bardoli places of Gujarat.

  • The Statue of Unity is made to honour him in Gujarat.
  • The first female Home Minister of India was Smt. Indira Gandhi.
  • She was also the country's first female Prime Minister.
  • Smt. Indira Gandhi served as the Prime Minister of India from  January 1966 to March 1977 and then from January 1980 to October 1984.
  • She was the second longest-serving Prime Minister of India after her father, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru.

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  • The first Home Minister of India was Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. He was a prominent political leader, lawyer, barrister and statesman. He had commanded the nation's battle of independence and oversaw its fusion into a single independent state.

  • Smt. Indira Gandhi was the first female Home Minister of India. She also served as the second-longest Prime Minister of India for a time span of 11 years, and 59 days. She was the nation's first female Prime Minister.

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