India’s first voter Shyam Saran Negi passed away on Saturday morning at his residence in Himachal Pradesh’s Kinnaur. He was 106.
According to the Election Commission, on November 3, Negi had casted his vote for the state’s Assembly polls through postal ballot. Negi was the brand ambassador for the Election Commission.
Taking to Twitter, the Himachal Chief Minister – Jai Ram Thakur condoled the demise of Negi.
स्वतंत्र भारत के पहले मतदाता और हमारे किन्नौर जिला से संबंध रखने वाले श्याम सरन नेगी जी के निधन का दुःखद समाचार प्राप्त हुआ।
ईश्वर से प्रार्थना है कि उनकी पुण्य आत्मा को शांति प्रदान करें।
शोकग्रस्त परिवारजनों के प्रति मेरी गहरी संवेदनाएं हैं।
ॐ शांति! pic.twitter.com/JzFXrtyeUH
— Jairam Thakur (@jairamthakurbjp) November 5, 2022
The Deputy Commissioner (DC) of Kinnaur – Abid Hussian Sadiq said Negi will be cremated with full state honours. The officer had felicitated the centenarian at his residence.
The Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Himachal Pradesh – Maneesh Garg said election officials from the district will attend his funeral.
He inspired millions to vote, even before his demise, he voted for Himachal Pradesh Assembly Elections 2022 through postal ballot on November 2,2022.#HPElections2022
— Election Commission of India #SVEEP (@ECISVEEP) November 5, 2022