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FIRST IN OTHERS IN INDIA


First wax statue of a living Indian Mahatma Gandhi at Madame Tussaud
First Chinese pilgrim to visit India Fa - hien
First exclusive Internet Magazine Bharat Samachar
First Miss India to participate in Miss Universe Indirani Rehman
First President of Indian National Congress W. C. Banerjee, 1885
First Muslim President of Indian national Congress Badrubbin Tayyabji
First Judge in International Court of Justice Dr. Nagender Singh
First graduate in Medicine Soorjo Coomar
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 of 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 Kolkatta ( 1727 )

FIRST IN GOVERNANCE:

First President of India Dr. Rajendra Prasad
First Prime Minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru
First Vice - President of India Dr. S. Radhakrishnan
First Deputy Prime Minister of India Vallabhbhai Patel
First Prime Minister to be voted out of Office Indira Gandhi
First Sikh Prime Minister Manmohan Singh
First Sikh President Giani Zail Singh
First Non - Congress Prime Minister Moraji Desai
First PM of India resigned without completing his full term Moraji Desai
First Prime Minister to lead a minority government for a full term ( five years ) P. V. Narasimha Rao
First Prime Minister from South India P. V. Narasimha Rao
First British Governor Warren hastings
First British Governor General Lord William Bentinck
First British Viceroy of India Lord Canning
First Governor General of Independent India Lord Mountbatten
First and last Indian Governor General of Indian Union C Rajagopalachari
First Chief Justice of India H J Kania
First Indian to pass ICS Surendra Nath Banerjee
First Indian ICS Officer Satyendranath Tagore
First Speaker of Lok Sabha Shri G. V. Mavlankar
First Finance Minister of free India R.K. Shanmugam Chetty
First President to die in Office Dr. Zakhir Hussain
First Prime Minister who did not face the Parliament Charan Singh
First Chief Justice of Supreme Court to become President of India Justice M Hidayatullah
First Education Minister of India Abul Kalam Azad
First Home Minister of India Sardar vallabhbhai patel
First Chief Election Commissioner Sukumar Sen
First Minister to resign from Union Cabinet Shyama Prasad Mukherjee

FIRST RECIPENTS OF BHARAT RATNA AWARDS

First Indian to be Awarded the Bharat Ratna

C Rajagopalachari
First Bharat Ratna Awardee to become the President of India Dr. S. Radhakrishnan
First person to be awarded the Bharat Ratna posthumously Lal Bahadur Shastri
First scientist to be awarded the Bharat Ratna Sir C V Raman
First and only Industrialist to be awarded the Bharat Ratna JRD Tata
First woman to be awarded the Bharat Ratna Mrs. Indira Gandhi

FIRST IN NOBEL PRIZES

First Nobel Prize winner Rabindranath Tagore. He was also the first Asian to get the prize.
First Nobel prize in Physics C. V. Raman in 1930
First Nobel Prize in Medicine Har Gobind Khurana in 1968 (Indian Born US Citizen)
First Nobel Peace Prize Mother Teresa
First Nobel Prize In Economics Amartya Sen in 1998

LITERARY AWARDS

First recipient of Bharathiya Jnanpith Award G Sankara Kurup
First recipient of Sahitya Akademi Award R K Narayan
First Indian to receive the Booker Prize Salman Rushdie
First Indian Woman to receive the Booker Prize Arundhati Roy
First Indian to receive the Pulitzer prize Gobind Behari lal

SPORTS AWARD

First recipient of Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award Viswanathan Anand
First recipient of Dhyanchand Lifetime Achievement Award Aparna Ghosh
First cricket player to be awarded the Arjuna Award Salim Durrani

GALLANTARY AWARDS

First winner of Param Vir Chakra Major Somnath Sharma
First and only Air Force person to receive the Param Vir Chakra Flying Offcer Nirmaljit Shekhon
First and only woman to receive the Ashoka Chakra Neerja Bhanot

FOREIGN AWARDS

First Indian to be awarded the Nishan - e - Pakistan Morajee desai
First Indian to be awarded Magsaysay award Vinoba Bhave

FILM AWARDS

First winner of Dadasaheb Phalke award Devika Rani
First winner of Filmfare best actor award Dilip Kumar
First winner of Filmfare best actress award Meena Kumari

OTHER AWARDS

First recipient of Jawaharlal Nehru award for International Understanding U Thant
First recipient of Outstanding parliamentarian award Shri Chandrasekar
First recipient of World Food Prize instituted by Norman Borlaug ( Father of Green Revolution) M S Swaminathan (Father of Indian Green Revolution)

FIRST IN SPORTS

First Olympic team Medal Gold for Hockey at 1928
First Olympic individual medal (before independence) Norman Pritchard, 1900
First Olympic individual medal (after independence) Bronze by KD Jadhav for wrestling at 1952
First person to swim across the English channel Mihir Sen
First Formula 1 race driver Narain Karthikeyan
First Asian Games organized Delhi (1951)

FIRST IN CHESS

First Chess Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand in 1988, at the age of 18
First FIDE World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand in December 2000
First undisputed World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand in September 2007

FIRST IN DEFENCE

First Commander in Chief of free India General Sir Roy Bucher
First Indian Commander in Chief of free India General Kariappa, 1949
First Chief of Air Staff Air Marshall Sir Thomas Elmhirst
First Indian Chief of Staff Air Marshall Suborto Mukherjee
First Chief of Naval Staff Vice Admiral R D katari
First Field Marshall of India S. H. F. Manekshaw
First person to receive Paramvir Chakra Major Somnath Sharma
First Cosmonaut Sqn Ldr Rakesh Sharma, 1984
First Atomic Submarine of India INS Chakra
First Medium Range Missile Agni
First Indian Missile Prithvi
India’s First Nuclear Centre Tarapur

 

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