First in India

The first President of Indian Republic – Dr. Rajendra Prasad

The first Prime Minister of free India – Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru

The first Indian to win Nobel Prize – Rabindranath Tagore

The first President of Indian National Congress – W.C. Banerjee

The first Muslim President of Indian National Congress – Badruddin Tayyabji

The first Muslim President of India – Dr. Zakir Hussain

The first British Governor General of India – Lord William Bentinck(1833-1835)

The first British Governor General of Bengal – Lord Warren Hasting(1774-1885)

The first British Viceroy of India – Lord Canning

The first Governor General of free India – Lord Mountbatten

The first and the last Indian to be Governor General of free India – C. Rajgopalachari

The first man who introduced printing press in India – James Hicky

The first Indian to join the I.C.S – Satyendra Nath Tagore

India’s first man in Space – Rakesh Sharma

The first Prime Minister of India who resigned without completing the full term – Morarji Desai

The first Indian Commander-in-Chief of India – General Cariappa

The first Chief of Army Staff – Gen. Maharaj Rajendra Singhji

The first Indian Member of the Viceroy’s executive council – S.P.Sinha

The first President of India who died while in office – Dr. Zakhir Hussain

The first Muslim President of Indian Republic – Dr. Zakhir Hussain

The first Prime Minister of India who did not face the Parliament – Charan Singh

The first Field Marshal of India – S.H.F. Manekshaw

The first Indian to get Nobel Prize in Physics – C.V.Raman

The first Indian to receive Bharat Ratna award – Dr. Radhakrishnan

The first Indian to cross English Channel – Mihir Sen

The first Person to receive Jnanpith award – Sri Shankar Kurup

The firs Speaker of the Lok Sabha – Ganesh Vasudeva Mavalankar

The first Vice-President of India – Dr. Radhakrishnan

The first Education Minister – Abdul Kalam Azad

The first Home minister of India –  Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel

The first Indian Air Chief Marshal – S. Mukherjee

The first Indian Naval Chief – Vice Admiral R.D. Katari

The first Judge of International Court of Justice – Dr. Nagendra Singh

The first person to reach Mt. Everest without oxygen –  Sherpa Anga Dorjee

The first person to get Param Vir Chakra –  Major Somnath Sharma

The first Chief Election Commissioner –  Sukumar Sen

The first person to receive Magsaysay Award –  Acharya Vinoba Bhave

The first person of Indian origin to receive Nobel Prize in Medicine – Hargovind Khurana

The first Chinese traveller to visit India – Fahein

The first person to receive Stalin Prize – Saifuddin Kitchlu

The first person to resign from the Central Cabine – Shyama Prasad Mukherjee

The first person to receive Nobel Prize in Economics – Amartya Sen

The first Chief Justice of Supreme Court – Justice Hirala J. Kania

The first Indian Pilot – J.R.D. Tata (1929)

The first lady to become Miss World – Rita Faria

The first woman judge in Supreme Court – Mrs. Meera Sahib Fatima Bibi

The first woman Ambassador – Miss C.B. Muthamma

The first woman Governor of a state in free India – Mrs. Sarojini Naidu

The first woman Speaker of a State Assembly – Shanno Devi

The first woman Prime Minister – Mrs. Indira Gandhi

The first woman Minister in a Government – Rajkumari Amrit Kaur

The first woman to climb Mount Everest – Bachhendri Pal

The first woman to climb Mount Everest twice – Santosh Yadav

The first woman President of Indian National Congress – Mrs. Annie Besant

The first woman pilot in Indian Air Force – Harita Kaur Dayal

The first woman Graduates – Kadambini Ganguly and Chandramukhi Basu, 1883

The first woman Airline Pilot – Durba Banerjee

The first woman Honours Graduate – Kamini Roy, 1886

The first woman Olympic medal Winner – Karnam Malleswari, 2000

The first woman Asian Games Gold Medal Winner – Kamlijit Sandhu

The first woman Lawyer – Cornelia Sorabjee

The first woman President of United Nations General Assembly – Mrs. Vijaya Laxmi Pandit

The first woman Chief Minister of an Indian State – Mrs. Sucheta Kripalani

The first woman Chairman of Union Public Service Commission – Roze Millian Bethew

The first woman Director General of Police – Kanchan Chaudhary Bhattacharya

The first woman Judge – Anna Chandy (She became judge in a district court in 1937)

The first woman Cheif Justice of High Court – Mrs. Leela Seth (Himachal Pradesh High Court)

The first woman Judge in Supreme Court of India – Kumari Justice M. Fathima Beevi

The first woman Lieutenant General – Puneet Arora

The first woman Air Vice Marshal – P. Bandopadhyaya

The first woman chairperson of Indian Airlines – Sushma Chawla

The first woman IPS officer – Mrs. Kiran Bedi

The first and last Muslim woman ruler of India – Razia Sultan

The first woman to receive Ashoka Chakra – Nirja Bhanot

The first woman to receive Jnanpith Award – Ashapurna Devi

The first woman to cross the English Channel – Aarti Saha

The first woman to receive Nobel Prize – Mother Teresa

The first woman to receive Bharat Ratna – Mrs. Indira Gandhi

The first woman to receive Jnanpith Award – Ashpurna Devi

First Wax statue of a Living Indian – Mahatma Gandhi at Madame Tussaud’s in 1939

First Chinese pilgrim to Visit India – Fa-Hien

First Exclusive internet magazine – Bharat Samachar

First Miss India to participate in Miss Universe – Indrani Rehman

First President of Indian National Congress – W.C. Banerjee, 1885

First Muslim President of the Indian National Congress –  Badruddin Tayyabji

First Judge in International Court of Justice – Dr. Nagender Singh

First Graduate in Medicine – Soorjo Coomer Goodeve Chukerbutty

India’s First University – Nalanda University

India’s First Open University – Andhra Pradesh Open University

India’s First Lok Sabha Member to be elected with a record maximum number of votes – P.V.Narasimha Rao

First Indian to reach Antarctica – Lt. Ram Charan

First British to Visit India – Hawkins

First Test tube baby of India – Indira (Baby Harsha)

First Post Office Opened in India – Kolkata(1727)

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