First In India

First In India – Men

The first President of Independent IndiaDr. Rajendra Prasad
The first Prime Minister of Independent IndiaPndit Jawaharlal Nehru
The first President of Indian RepublicDr. Rajendra Prasad
The first Indian to win Nobel PrizeRabindranath Tagore
The first British Governor General of IndiaLord William Bentinck
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 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. Zakir Hussain
The first Muslim President of Indian RepublicDr. Zakir Hussain
The first Prime Minister of India who did not face the ParliamentCharan Singh
The first Indian to receive Bharat Ratna awardDr. Radhakrishnan
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 Indian to cross English ChannelMihir Sen
The first Field Marshal of IndiaS.H.F. Manekshaw
The first Indian to get Nobel Prize in PhysicsC.V.Raman
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

First In India – Women

The first women President of Independent IndiaPratibha Devisingh Patil
The first women Prime Minister of Independent IndiaIndira Gandhi
The first Indian woman to win Nobel PrizeMother Teresa
The first lady to become Miss WorldRita Faria
The first woman judge in Supreme CourtMeera Sahib Fatima Bibi
The first woman AmbassadorC.B. Muthamma
The first woman Governor of a State in free IndiaSarojini Naid
The first woman to climb Mount EverestBachhendri Pal
The first woman to climb Mount Everest twiceSantosh Yadav
The first woman President of the Indian National CongressAnnie Besant
The first woman chief justice of a High CourtLeela Seth
The first woman pilot in Indian Air ForceHarita Kaur Dayal
The first woman President of the United Nations General AssemblyVijaya Laxmi Pandit
The first woman Chief Minister of an Indian StateSucheta Kripalani
The first woman chairman of UPSCRoze Millian Bethew
The first woman Director General of Police (DGP)Kanchan Chaudhary Bhattacharya
The first woman Lieutenent GeneralPuneeta Arora
The first woman Air Vice MarshalP. Bandopadhyaya
The first woman chairperson of Indian AirlinesSushma Chawla
The first woman I.P.S. OfficerKiran Bedi
The first and the last Muslim woman ruler of DelhiRazia Sultan
The first woman to receive Ashoka ChakraNirja Bhanot
The first woman to cross English ChannelAarti Saha
First Indian woman to go into spaceKalpana Chawla
The first woman to receive Bharat RatnaIndira Gandhi
The First woman to get Ashok ChakraNirja Mishra
The first woman to receive Gyanpith AwardAshapurna Devi
First Indian woman to swim across the English ChannelArati Saha
First Indian woman to win WTA TitleSania Mirza
First Indian woman Airline PilotDurba Banerjee
First Indian woman to win a Gold Medal in Asian GamesKamaljeet Sandhu
First Indian woman to win the Booker PrizeArundhati Roy
First Indian Woman Minister of Indian RailwaysMamata Banerjee
The first Indian woman Olympic medal WinnerKarnam Malleswar
The first Indian woman LawyerCornelia Sorabjee
The first Indian woman Lok Sabha SpeakerMeira Kumar
First Indian woman who reached AntarcticaMehar Musa
The first women I.A.S. officer of IndiaAnna George Malhotra
The first women I.A.S. officer of Independent IndiaIsha Basant Joshi
The first actress of Indian CinemaDewika Rani Rorik
first Indian woman to win a medal in the World Badminton ChampionshipsP.V. Sindhu (Bronze)

First In India

India’s First Nuclear ReactorApsara
India’s First SubmarineINS Vikrant
India’s First Nuclear SubmarineINS Chakra
India’s Firs ballistic missilePrithvi
India’s First Medium-range ballistic missileAgni-I
India’s First Atomic Power StationTarapur
India’s First UniversityNalanda University
India’s First Open UniversityAndhra Pradesh Open University
India’s First silent feature filmRaja Harishchandra
India’s First Talkie filmAlam Ara
India’s First Technicolor filmJhansi ki Rani
India’s First 3-D filmMy Dear Kuttichathan