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A retired teacher being called “India’s first voter” has died on Saturday morning. The man, Shyam Saran Negi, passed away at 106 years old.  Shyam is believed to have been the first person to cast a ballot after India gained independence from the British, and held its first election in 1951. Ever since then, he has voted in every one of India’s elections.  On November 2, Shyam had cast what would be his very last ballot, just three days before he died. When Shyam cast his last vote, officials laid out a red carpet for him. He died having voted […]

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