Who was Sukumar Sen, on whose life Siddharth Roy Kapur is going to make a film?

Siddharth Roy Kapur to make film on Sukumar Sen (File Photo) Image Credit Source: Social Media

After India’s independence, the country’s first election was held in the year 1951-52, without the use of any modern technology at that time, the country’s first electoral process under the leadership of the first chief minister, Sukumar Sen, was a huge success. Election Commissioner of India was completed together. Now a biopic is going to be made on the life of Sukumar, the mastermind of the country’s first general election. Siddharth Roy Kapur’s ‘Roy Kapoor Films’ has joined hands with Triktainment Media and bought the rights to make a biopic on the life of Sukumar Sen.

Relatives of Sukumar Sen have also thanked ‘Roy Kapoor Films’ on this special occasion. He said that he is happy that the story of an unsung hero of the country will be brought to the public through Sukumar Sen’s biopic. The biopic will be released under the banner of ‘Roy Kapoor Films’.

Took huge responsibility without any experience

Those who have made significant contribution to the administrative service of the country Sukumar Sen He was also an expert in mathematics. After India got independence from the British, he played an important role in making our country a democratic nation. Without any experience Sukumar Sen created a permanent electoral system for our country which no one could have imagined.

Held the most difficult responsibility

After the country was declared a republic on 26 January 1950, Sukumar Sen was tasked with completing the entire electoral system in just two years. This was the biggest challenge facing him at that time. And this is why, after successfully completing this challenge, Sukumar calls it ‘the greatest experiment in organized democracy in history’. It is said that no Indian officer had to face such a big challenge before this. Election Commissioner Sukumar Sen shocked everyone with his work.

Know how Sukumar Sen worked

In the election process of the world’s largest democracy, Sukumar Sen had to gather the people of this country spread over three lakh square kilometers. Since then, our country of 175 million voters has spread across a diverse range of mountains, deserts and forests. At that time, 85 percent of the population was illiterate and voters were spread over 565 constituencies and thousands of towns, villages and cities in many new states, so bringing all these people together was the most difficult task for Sukumar Sen.

2 million ballot boxes were used

At that time there were about 500 seats for the Parliament and 4,500 seats for the rest of the assemblies. Even on a meager budget, under the guidance of Sukumar Sen, 2,24,000 polling centers were constructed and 2 million steel ballot boxes were placed in these centres. 8,200 tonnes of steel was used to make this box. And 16,500 clerks were hired on six-month contracts to prepare electoral rolls. To prepare this list, 3,80,000 reams of paper were used, while 389,816 bottles of ink were also consumed in the process. 56,000 officials were appointed for the election. Besides, 2,24,000 policemen were also helped. In the first election, there was a 70 percent voter turnout. This story of the first voting process will now be seen in the film.


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