Sukumar Sen

During the first few years of independence a big freedom followed with a grueling task of building a nation for 330 million people. Eminent names from the Indian political system got down to work. Though lesser known now, one of the most prominent personalities in that process was Sukumar Sen, who was instrumental in setting up India’s electoral system as it is today.

From this limited tunnel, Sukumar had to get 176 million Indians, who were 21 years of age or above, to vote in India’s first-ever general elections in 1951-52. After achieving task above and beyond this man is remembered in high regard. The man who had to make the election possible, a man who is an unsung hero of Indian democracy.

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