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• Governor-General of Independent India—Lord Lewis Mountbatten

• Indian Governor-General of Independent India—Chakravarti  Rajgopalachari

• Indian Commander-in-Chief of Free India —General Kodandera Madappa Cariappa, 1949

• Field Marshall—General S. H. F. J. Manekshaw

• Speaker of loksabha—Shri G.V. Mavalankar (15 May 1952- 27 February 1956).

• President—Dr. Rajendra Prasad

• Vice-President—Dr. Sarvapalli RadhakrishnanSardar Vallabh Bhai Patel

• Prime-Minister—Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru

• Home Minister—Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel

• Finance Minister of India—R. K. Shanmukham Chetty

• Auditor General of India—V. Narahari Rao

• Director of CBI— DP Kohli

• National Security Adviser— Brijesh Mishra

• Governor of RBI— Sir Osborne Smith

• Non-Congress Prime-Minister— Morarji Desai from Janata Party in 1977-79.



• British Governor-General of Bengal—Warren-Hastings

• Space traveller—S. Leader-Rakesh Sharma

• C. S.—Satendra Nath Tagore

• Woman IAS—Anna Ranjan George, 1950

• Sportsperson to received Bharat Ratna—Sachin Tendulkar

• Swimmer who crossed over the English channel by swimming—Mihir Sen

• Woman to swim across the English Channel—Arati Saha, 1959

• Raman-Magsaysay awardee—Acharya Vinoba Bhave

• Novel prize winner—Rabindra Nath TagoreRabindra

• Nobel Prize in Physics—C. V. Raman in 1930

• President of National Congress—Vyomesh Chand Banerjee

• Chairman of Lok Sabha—G. B. Mavlankar

• First Woman Chief Minister—Sucheta Kriplani

• Woman Speaker of Lok Sabha—Smt. Meira Kumar, 2009

• Chief Election Commissioner—Sukumar Sen

• Indian Chairman in International Court—Justice Dr. Nagendra Singh

• Foreigner awardee of Bharat Ratna—Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan

• Leader of the Indian Antarctica Mission—Dr. Syed Zahuv Quasim

• Chief Justice of Supreme Court—Justice Hiralal J. Kaniya

• Awarded with ‘Bharat Ratnas’—Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan, Chakravarti Rajgopalachari, Sir C. B. Raman

• Woman Awarded with ‘Bharat Ratnas’— Indira Gandhi

• Commandeur of the Order of Arts and Letters— Mrinal Sen

• Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letter—Sivaji Ganeshan

• Posthumally Bharat Ratna Awardee—Lal Bahadur Shastri



• Person awarded Bhartiya-Gyan-Peeth Purskar—G. Shankar Kurup (Malayalam–1965)

• Woman awarded with Bhartiya-Gyan-Peeth Purskar—Ashapurna Devi, 1976

• Woman Sahitya Akademi Award Winner—Amrita Pritam, 1956

• Woman Honours Graduate—Kamini Roy

• Woman Director General of Police—Kanchan C Bhattacharya

• Successful Surgeon who transplanted heart—Dr. P. VenugopalMother Teresa

• Woman to received Nobal Prize— Mother Teresa

• Woman Governor—Sarojini Naidu

• Licensed Pilot— J R D Tata

• Woman Air Pilot—Durba Banerjee

• Woman Teacher—Savitribai Phule

• Successful heart transplanted person—Devi Ram (1994)

• President of National Human Rights Commission—Justice Rangnath Mishra

• Hindi Literature person-awarded Bhartiya Gyan Peeth Purskar—Sumitra Nandan Pant (1968)

• Indian who won the World Billiard award—Wilson Jans

• Indian who won the Grammy award—Pt. Ravi Shankar

• Person delivered the Lecture in Hindi in U.N.O.— Atal Bihari Bajpai (1977)Dada Bhai Naoroji

• Indian member in British House of Commons— Dada Bhai Naoroji (1892)

• First President of Indian Science Congress—Sir Asutosh Mukherjee

• Mountaineer who scaled Mount Everest 8 times—Sherpa-Augarita

• Writer who was awarded ‘Vyas Samman’—Ramvilas Sharma

• Indian Managing Director of World Bank—Gautam Kazi

• Player awarded ‘Padam Bhusan’—C. K. Naidu

• Actress to win Padma Shri Award—Nargis Dutt, 1958

• Indian players played Davis Cup—M. Salim and S. M. Jacob (Singles), A. A. Faiyaz and L. S. Dare (Doubles) (1921)

• Tennis Grandslam title winner—Mahesh Bhupati

• Indian player who played the test cricket—K. S. Ranjeet Singh (from England)

• Scientist elected for Lok Sabha—Dr. Meghnad Saha

• Scientist awarded Ghanshyam Das Birla award—Prof. Ashish Datta (1991)

• Literature who was awarded Murti Devi Purskar—C. K. Nagraj Rao (1993)

• Person, who became High Commission in Great Britain—V. K. Krishna-Menon

• Indian who was awarded the Lenin Peace Prize—Dr. Safuddin Kichlu (1952)

• First Indian who contested the election for British Parliament—Lal Mohan Ghose

• Woman Graduates—Kadambini Ganguly and Chandramukhi Basu, 1883

• Woman Chief Justice of High Court—Leila Seth, Himachal Pradesh, 1991

• An Indian, appointed the judge of High Court, during the British period—Ram Prasad Ram

• Indian member of Viceroy Executive Council—Sir. S. P. SinhaMorarji Desai

• Leanin Peace Prize— Saifuddin Kitchlew

• Chairman of Finance Commission—K. C. Niogi

• Woman Doctorate of Science—Asima Chatterjee (1944)

• Woman IPS—Kiran Bedi

• Woman Supreme Court judge—Kumari Fathima Beevi

• Indian member of American Congress—Deleep Singh

• Editor of Time Magazine—Bobby Ghosh

• Director of CBI becoming Governor—Ashwani Kumar

• Person to reach the North Pole—Squadron Leader Sanjay Thapar

• Person to reach the South Pole—Col Jatinder Kumar Bajaj

• Nishan-e-Pakistan—Morarji Desai, 1990

• Magsaysay Award—Vinoba Bhave, 1958 Sushmita Sen

• Miss World—Reita Faria in 1966

• Miss Asia Pacific—Zeenat Aman in 1970

• Miss Universe—Sushmita Sen in 1994

• Miss Earth—Nicole Faria in 2010

• Place to get electricity—Darjeeling in 1897

• Sound film—Alam Ara (1931) directed by Ardeshir Irani

• Colour film—Kisan Kanya (1937), directed by Moti B. Gidvani

• Oscar winner—Bhanu Athaiya for Best Costume Design for Gandhi (film) in 1982.

• Dadasaheb Phalke Award—Devika Rani in 1969

• Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters—Sivaji Ganesan

• Test-tube baby—Durga Agarwal, born 1978

• Newspaper—Hickey's Bengal Gazette started in 1760Tenzing Norgay

• First Lady Doctor—Anandibai Joshi

• Satellite—Aryabhata, launched on 19 April 1975

• Man to climb Mt Everest—Tenzing Norgay

• Man to climb Mt Everest without oxygen—Phu Dorjee, 1984

• Woman to climb Mt everest—Bachendri Pal

• District to achieve 100% literacy rate—Ernakulam district, Kerala, 1990

• Captain in Tests—C. K. Nayudu for the 1932 tour of England

• ODI captain—Ajit Wadekar

• Bowler who made hat-trick in Test Cricket—Harbhajan Singh

• Batsman who made 300 runs in test Cricket—Virendra Sehwag

• First Marshal of Indian Air Force—Arjan Singh

• Individual Medal in Olympic games—KD Jadhav

• Grandmaster— Viswanathan Anad

• Woman Grandmaster—Koneru Humpy

• First Indian who individually won the Gold medal in Olympic games—Abhinav Bindra

• First Indian who won the Bronze medal in Boxing in Olympic games—Vijendra Kumar

• Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge—Srinivasa Ramanujan

• Fellow of the Royal Society—Ardaseer Cursetjee

• Woman External Affairs Minister—Sushma Swaraj