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First President of India

Dr. Rajendra Prasad (1950-1962)

First Prime Minister of India

Jawaharlal Nehru (1947-1964). The first term lasted till 1952 after which he was re-elected.

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 (1977) when the Indian National Congress lost to he Janata Party.

First Sikh Prime Minister

Manmohan Singh

First Sikh President

Gyani Zail Singh

First Non-Congress Government

by Janata Party with Morarji Desai as the Prime Minister (1977-1980)

First Prime Minster of India resigned without completing his full term

Morarji Desai

First Prime Minister to lead a minority government for a full term(five years)

P.V. Narasimha Rao, June 21, 1991 to May 16 1996

First Prime Minster from South India

P.V. Narasimha Rao, June 21, 1991 to May 16 1996

First Governor-General

Warren Hastings

First British Governor-General

Lord William Bentinck

First British Viceroy of India

Lord Canning

First Governor General of Independent India

Lord Mountbatten, 1947

First and Last Indian Governor-General of Indian Union

C Rajagopalachari, 1948

First Chief Justice of India

Justice Hiralal J Kania

First Indian to pass ICS

Surendra Nath Banerjee

First Indian ICS Officer

Satyendranath Tagore, 1863

First Speaker of Lok Sabha

Shri G.V. Mavalankar

First Finance Minister of Independent India

Shri R.K.Shanmukham Chetty

Presentation of First Budget after India's Independence

Shri R.K.Shanmukham Chetty on Nov. 26, 1947

First President to die in Office

Dr. Zakir Husain

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

Abul Kalam Azad

First Home Minister

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

First Chief Election Commissioner

Sukumar Sen

First Minister to resign from Union Cabinet

Syama Prasad Mukherjee (1950)


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