Shyam Saran Negi casts vote at Kalpa, EC honours him with shawl & garland

Shyam Saran Negi was presented with a shawl and a garland on Wednesday morning as he arrived to cast his vote in the eighth round of polling of the national election. Wearing a traditional Himachali cap, Mr Negi held up his ink-stained finger to the camera. The mark on his index finger, signifying that he has voted, is very familiar to Mr Negi. He is independent India’s first ever voter, now 97. Photo from HT

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