List of First in India

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 Radhakrishnan
  •  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 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)
  • 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. 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
  • 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 1760
  • 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