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General Knowledge: First in India

First in India Male

  • 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 Cabinet  >  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)

First in India Female

  • 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  >   Puneeta 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 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 in Others 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. Bannerjee, 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 Coomar 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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