Skip to content

Shyam Saran Negi, India's first voter, passes away at 106

Despite his deteriorating health, the senior citizen always expressed an interest in participating in the process of voting in every election.

India's first voter Shyam Saran Negi. Image- Wikipedia Commons 

The first voter of independent India, Shyam Saran Negi (106) passed away, on Saturday, in his hometown Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh. On November 2, he cast his vote for the Himachal assembly for the 34th time.

Negi created history in Oct. 25,1951 by becoming the first Indian to cast his vote in the first general elections of Independent India. A Google video of him narrating the story of how he cast his first vote by walking towards the polling station despite heavy snowfall went viral in 2014.

This post is for paying subscribers only


Already have an account? Log in