Independent India’s 1st voter Master Shyam Saran Negi passes away at 106.

  • The country’s first voter, 106-year-old Master Shyam Saran Negi, passed away on 5th November after prolonged illness.
  • He was a resident of Kalpa in Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh.
  • Shyam Saran Negi was an Indian school teacher in Kalpa, Himachal Pradesh who cast the first vote in India in the 1951 general election.
  • He voted in every general election from 1951 until his death and is believed to be India’s oldest voter as well as its first. Shyam Saran Negi also made a special appearance in a Hindi film Sanam Re.
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