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Biography: I.S. Patel

Mr.I.S. Patel was born at Karamsad, December 6th 1894. he received his early education in the Petlad High School and Commercial education at Bombay. He secured the diploma of L.A.A of the institute of Associated Accounts, D.Com of the Incorporated Secretary. He is now practicing as a professional accountant and Auditor in Bombay.

He joined the Bombay Home Rule League after the incarnation of Dr.Besant he did very valuable work. For the last seventeen years he is a member of the Bombay Provincial Congress Committee and was its treasurer for four years. In 1931 he became the Vice President of the Second War Council.

He worked as a Secretary and Vice President of the G. Ward District Congress Committee and is its resident for the last seven years. In 1930 he was elected president of the Dadar Youth League. During the Civil Dis-obedience Movement he was imprisoned for one and a half years.

Since 1927 he is the General Secretary of the Bombay Port Trusts Employees Union and the H.B. and C.I Railway Employee's Union. He is a member of the Social Service League of Bombay and the educational Committee of the Vasita Vishram. He is the General Secretary of the Bombay Patidar Samaj and Hindu Sevak Samaj. Since 1929 he is a member of the Bombay Municipal Corporation.

The most striking feature in Mr.I.S.Patel's life is enormous range of his sympathies. His political activity is tempered with a practical wisdom. He began his political career under the influence of his illustrious uncles Hon. V.J. Patel and Sardar Vallabhabhai Patel. His influence is apparent in Mr.I.S.Patel's acts. His teachings coloured his imagination. It imbused him with a spirit deeply patriotic. He owes to his uncle his rationalism in politics and gentle benevolence in life.

Source: Haripura Congress Souvenir, 1938


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