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Following are first in India happenings

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. Bonnerjee

The first Muslim President of Indian National Congress

Badruddin Tyabji

The first Muslim President of India

Dr. Zakir Husain

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. Rajagopalachari

The first man who introduced printing press in India

James Hickey

The first Indian to join the I.C.S

Satyendranath Tagore

Indias 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 Sinhji

The first Indian Member of the Viceroys executive council

S.P.Sinha

The first President of India who died while in office

Dr. Zakir Husain

The first Muslim President of Indian Republic

Dr. Zakir Husain

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 Sankara Kurup

The firs Speaker of the Lok Sabha

Ganesh Vasudev 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 Ang Dorje

The first person to get Param Vir Chakra

Major Som Nath 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

Hargobind Khorana

The first Chinese traveller to visit India

Fahein

The first person to receive Stalin Prize

Saifuddin Kitchlew

The first person to resign from the Central Cabinet

Syama 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)

 


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

Shannon 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

Bachendri 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

Kamaljeet Sandhu

The first woman Lawyer

Cornelia Sorabji

The first woman President of United Nations General Assembly

Mrs Vijaya Laxmi Pandit

The first woman Chief Minister of an Indian State

Mrs Sucheta Kriplani

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 Chief 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

Punita Arora

The first woman Air Vice Marshal

P. Bandyopadhyay

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 Sultana

The first woman to receive Ashoka Chakra

Neerja Bhanot

The first woman to receive Jnanpith Award

Ashapoorna Devi

The first woman to cross English Channel

Arati  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

Ashapoorna Devi

 

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