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India's First......

Here is a long and complete list of First in India. The list contains achievements which were achieved by extra-ordinary peoples in India in different categories....

• 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

• Nobel prize winner ------ Rabindra Nath Tagore

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



• President of National Congress ------ Wyomesh 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 Ratna’ ------ 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. Venugopal

• Woman to received Nobal Prize ------ Mother Teresa

• Woman Governor ------ Sarojini NaiduMorarji-Desai

• 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)

• 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 Commissioner 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. Sinha

• Leanin Peace Prize ------ Saifuddin Kitchlew

• Chairman of Finance Commission ------ K. C. Niogimother-teresa

• 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

• 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 1760sushmita-sen

• 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

• First Gold Medallist on International Track ------ Hima Das






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