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Independent India’s First Voter Shyam Saran Negi Passed Away


Shyam Saran Negi, Independent India’s first voter, passed away in Himachal Pradesh’s Kinnaur on 5th November 2022. He was 105.

  • Negi, who first voted in 1952, had even cast his postal ballot vote for the 2022 Assembly elections just two days before his death.
  • In independent India’s first General election, Negi cast his vote at Kalpa and became the first voter in free India.