Chief Electoral Officer, Maneesh Garg expressed his deep condolences on the demise of Shyam Saran Negi, (106) India’s first voter of Independent India, who passed away at his residence in Kalpa in district Kinnaur early this morning.
In his condolence message CEO said that Shyam Saran Negiji, who was a state Election icon had motivated generations of voters for exercising their right to franchise for strengthening the democratic set up.
He said that such was his commitment that he voted till the last breath of his life as he had cast his vote through postal ballot on 2nd November, at his home in Kalpa
Sh Negi was a noble human being and I pray to almighty to give peace to the departed soul and strength to the family members to bear the irreparable loss. He will be cremated with full state honors today.