Wednesday, 6 February 2013

First in India


The first President of Indian RepublicDr. Rajendra Prasad
The first Prime Minister of free IndiaPt. Jawahar Lal Nehru
The first Indian to win Nobel PrizeRabindranath Tagore
The first President of Indian National CongressW.C. Banerjee
The first Muslim President of Indian National CongressBadruddin Tayyabji
The first Muslim President of IndiaDr. Zakir Hussain
The first British Governor General of IndiaLord William Bentinck(1833-1835)
The first British Governor General of BengalLord Warren Hasting(1774-1885)
The first British Viceroy of IndiaLord Canning
The first Governor General of free IndiaLord Mountbatten
The first and the last Indian to be Governor General of free IndiaC. Rajgopalachari
The first man who introduced printing press in IndiaJames Hicky
The first Indian to join the I.C.SSatyendra Nath Tagore
India’s first man in SpaceRakesh Sharma
The first Prime Minister of India who resigned without completing the full termMorarji Desai
The first Indian Commander-in-Chief of IndiaGeneral Cariappa
The first Chief of Army StaffGen. Maharaj Rajendra Singhji
The first Indian Member of the Viceroy’s executive councilS.P.Sinha
The first President of India who died while in officeDr. Zakhir Hussain
The first Muslim President of Indian RepublicDr. Zakhir Hussain
The first Prime Minister of India who did not face the ParliamentCharan Singh
The first Field Marshal of IndiaS.H.F. Manekshaw
The first Indian to get Nobel Prize in PhysicsC.V.Raman
The first Indian to receive Bharat Ratna awardDr. Radhakrishnan
The first Indian to cross English ChannelMihir Sen
The first Person to receive Jnanpith awardSri Shankar Kurup
The firs Speaker of the Lok SabhaGanesh Vasudeva Mavalankar
The first Vice-President of IndiaDr. Radhakrishnan
The first Education MinisterAbdul Kalam Azad
The first Home minister of IndiaSardar Vallabh Bhai Patel
The first Indian Air Chief MarshalS. Mukherjee
The first Indian Naval ChiefVice Admiral R.D. Katari
The first Judge of International Court of JusticeDr. Nagendra Singh
The first person to reach Mt. Everest without oxygenSherpa Anga Dorjee
The first person to get Param Vir ChakraMajor Somnath Sharma
The first Chief Election CommissionerSukumar Sen
The first person to receive Magsaysay AwardAcharya Vinoba Bhave
The first person of Indian origin to receive Nobel Prize in MedicineHargovind Khurana
The first Chinese traveller to visit IndiaFahein
The first person to receive Stalin PrizeSaifuddin Kitchlu
The first person to resign from the Central CabinetShyama Prasad Mukherjee
The first person to receive Nobel Prize in EconomicsAmartya Sen
The first Chief Justice of Supreme CourtJustice Hirala J. Kania
The first Indian PilotJ.R.D. Tata (1929)


The first lady to become Miss WorldRita Faria
The first woman judge in Supreme CourtMrs. Meera Sahib Fatima Bibi
The first woman AmbassadorMiss C.B. Muthamma
The first woman Governor of a state in free IndiaMrs Sarojini Naidu
The first woman Speaker of a State AssemblyShanno Devi
The first woman Prime MinisterMrs Indira Gandhi
The first woman Minister in a GovernmentRajkumari Amrit Kaur
The first woman to climb Mount EverestBachhendri Pal
The first woman to climb Mount Everest twiceSantosh Yadav
The first woman President of Indian National CongressMrs Annie Besant
The first woman pilot in Indian Air ForceHarita Kaur Dayal
The first woman GraduatesKadambini Ganguly and Chandramukhi Basu, 1883
The first woman Airline PilotDurba Banerjee
The first woman Honours GraduateKamini Roy, 1886
The first woman Olympic medal WinnerKarnam Malleswari, 2000
The first woman Asian Games Gold Medal WinnerKamlijit Sandhu
The first woman LawyerCornelia Sorabjee
The first woman President of United Nations General AssemblyMrs Vijaya Laxmi Pandit
The first woman Chief Minister of an Indian StateMrs Sucheta Kripalani
The first woman Chairman of Union Public Service CommissionRoze Millian Bethew
The first woman Director General of PoliceKanchan Chaudhary Bhattacharya
The first woman JudgeAnna Chandy (She became judge in a district court in 1937)
The first woman Cheif Justice of High CourtMrs Leela Seth (Himachal Pradesh High Court)
The first woman Judge in Supreme Court of IndiaKumari Justice M. Fathima Beevi
The first woman Lieutenant GeneralPuneeta Arora
The first woman Air Vice MarshalP. Bandopadhyaya
The first woman chairperson of Indian AirlinesSushma Chawla
The first woman IPS officerMrs. Kiran Bedi
The first and last Muslim woman ruler of IndiaRazia Sultan
The first woman to receive Ashoka ChakraNirja Bhanot
The first woman to receive Jnanpith AwardAshapurna Devi
The first woman to cross English ChannelAarti Saha
The first woman to receive Nobel PrizeMother Teresa
The first woman to receive Bharat RatnaMrs Indira Gandhi
The first woman to receive Jnanpith AwardAshpurna Devi

First in Others

First Wax statue of a Living IndianMahatma Gandhi at Madame Tussaud's in 1939
First Chinese pilgrim to Visit IndiaFa-hien
First Exclusive internet magazineBharat Samachar
First Miss India to participate in Miss UniverseIndrani Rehman
First President of Indian National CongressW.C. Bannerjee, 1885
First Muslim President of the Indian National CongressBadruddin Tayyabji
First Judge in International Court of JusticeDr. Nagender Singh
First Graduate in MedicineSoorjo Coomar Goodeve Chukerbutty
India's First UniversityNalanda University
India's First Open UniversityAndhra Pradesh Open University
India's First Lok Sabha Member to be elected with a record maximum number of votesP.V.Narasimha Rao
First Indian to reach AntarcticaLt. Ram Charan
First British to Visit IndiaHawkins
First Test tube baby of IndiaIndira (Baby Harsha)
First Post Office Opened in IndiaKolkata(1727)

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