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Biography: Morabhai Kasanji Patel

Mr. Patel was born at Syadlea, May 13th 1898. His calling was agriculture. He began his political career in 1917. In 1921 he was sentenced to six months of imprisonment for picketing liquor shops. In the Civil Disobedeince movement he played a notable part and courted imprisonment thrice, the last sentence being four years imprisonment and a fine of Rs. 700. His land worth Rs. 50000 were confiscated. He served as the  the president of the Bardoli Taluka Congress Committee.

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Morabhai Kasanji Patel
Morabhai Kasanji Patel

"His heroic suffering has elevated him in our eyes to great heights. He is no longer a man, but hundred men in one. The supreme beauty of his unbroken spirits reminds us of the revolutions, which have overthrown empires." -- from 1938 Congress Souvenir

Source: Haripura Congress Souvenir, 1938

 

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