(Last Updated on : 21/02/2011)
The Gujjars considers themselves as the protectors of the country and its faith. The Gujjar leaders in India are known for their bravery, courage and huge sacrifices. The Gujjars sacrifice themselves to perform their duty towards the country. Further, it is on records in history that not even a single Gujjar accepted the subordination and faith of the invaders to save their domain or land or estate.
Some of the names of the greatest Gujjar leaders in India are as follows -
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel - Iron Man of India
Vijay Singh Pathik - Indian Revolutionary, Satyagrahi & Hindi Poet
Choudhary Rahmat Ali
Ram Chandra Vikal - Ex Deputy Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh
Rajesh Pilot - Indian Political Leader
Gurjars are always considered as brave people and they became a symbol of bravery and loyalty.
Some of the greatest Indian Gujjar warriors are mentioned below -
Manu Deo Gurjar - 712 CE fought with the Mohammad Bin Qasim
Veer Yograj Singh Gurjar - Fought with Timur-e-Lang
Hari Singh Nalwa - Army chieftains of Ranjit Singh of Punjab
Partap Rao Gurjar - Army chieftains of Chatrapati Shivaji
Gurjar Singh - Great Sikh warrior
Dhan Singh Kotwal - Freedom Fighter of India, First revolt against British Army in Meerut
Kamal Ram Gurjar - First Indian to Receiver First Grade Victoria Cross form George V
Vallabhbhai Patel was born on 31st October, 1875, in a farmer`s in Nadiad, Gujarat
. He was a Lehva patidar or Lehva Patel Gurjar. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel played the key role in uniting 604 different riyasats during the process of independence. He also played a decisive role in the Constituent Assembly and remained the moving spirit behind some of the landmark provisions of Indian principles. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel was considered a man of action.
Vijay Singh Pathik was an Indian Revolutionary, Satyagrahi and also a very well known Hindi Poet. His father also took active part in the Sepoy Mutiny, 1857. During his teenage Vijay Singh joined revolutionary organisation and took active part against the British rule. Ram Chandra Vikal was the first Gujjar leader of India. He was from village Basantpur, it was in Bulandshahr. Rajesh Pilot was one of the most famous and powerful Indian politicians. His real name was Rajeshwar Prasad. He was home minister of India. He was from village Baidpura, of district Ghaziabad
in Uttar Pradesh
. He was a man of integrity and confidence.
These were some of the great Indian Gujjar leaders who have contributed tremendously.