First Voter Of Independent India: Shyam Sharan Negi, the first voter of independent India, died on Saturday morning. Shyam Sharan Negi was a resident of Kinnaur in Himachal Pradesh. Please tell that his age was 106 years. It is to be known that he had cast his last vote for the Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections on 2nd November only. Giving information to the media, the DC of Kinnaur said that the preparations for the last rites of the oldest and the country's first voter are being done by the administration. At the same time, he said that arrangements are being made to send him away with full summons.
12-D form was returned to the returning officer
Shyam Sharan Negi, India's oldest voter, recently did something that he had come into the discussion. He had returned the 12-D form to the returning officer. Be informed that he had returned the form saying that he would go to the polling station and cast his vote. However, in the meantime, his health suddenly deteriorated and the election officials went to his Kalpa home and got the postal vote cast. On November 2, the country's first voter Negi cast his vote.
Himachal Pradesh | 106-year-old Shyam Saran Negi, the first voter of Independent India, passed away this morning at his native place in Kalpa. He will be cremated with full state honour: DC Kinnaur https://t.co/gMtKSstqjp— ANI (@ANI) November 5, 2022
Was called the living legend of Indian democracy
Please tell that Shyam Sharan Negi was also called the living legend of Indian democracy. He voted 33 times in his lifetime. Also saw the change of EVM from ballot paper. Born on July 1, 1917 in the then village of Chinni and now Kalpa in Kinnaur district, Negi often recalled and reminded that the country had voted for the first election of independent India in 1952, but in the then state system, including Kinnaur, the higher Voting was held on October 25, 1951 in the Himalayan mountainous regions. In October 1951, Negi cast his vote in the parliamentary elections for the first time. After this, he did not give up his participation in a single election and did not postpone it.
Cast your vote for Himachal Pradesh assembly elections on 2nd November only
Be informed that the dates for the assembly elections in Himachal Pradesh have been announced. Polling in the state is to be held in a single phase on November 12. But before this, the Election Commission has given the facility for the elderly, voting is being done through postal ballot paper for the convenience of voters above 80 years of age and differently abled. In the first phase, this voting took place from November 1 to 3. Meanwhile, on November 2, Negi, the country's first voter, cast his vote.