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First in India

The first person to receive Magsaysay Award:

           Acharya Vinoba Bhave

The first person to receive Nobel Prize in Economics:

           Amartya Sen

The first Muslim President of Indian National Congress:

           Badruddin Tayyabji

The first and the last Indian to be Governor General of free India:

           C. Rajgopalachari

The first Indian to get Nobel Prize in Physics:

           C.V.Raman

The first Prime Minister of India who did not face the Parliament:

           Charan Singh

The first Judge of International Court of Justice:

           Dr. Nagendra Singh

The first Indian to receive Bharat Ratna award:

           Dr. Radhakrishnan

The first President of India:

           Dr. Rajendra Prasad

The first Vice-President of India:

           Dr. S Radhakrishnan

The first President of India to die-in-harness:

           Dr. Zakhir Hussain

The first Muslim President of India:

           Dr. Zakir Hussain

The first Chinese traveller to visit India:

           Fahein

The firs Speaker of the Lok Sabha:

           Ganesh Vasudeva Mavlankar

The first Chief of Army Staff:

           Gen. Maharaj Rajendra Singhji

The first Indian Commander-in-Chief of India:

           General Cariappa

The first person of Indian origin to receive Nobel Prize in Medicine:

           Hargovind Khurana

The first man who introduced printing press in India:

           James Augustus Hicky

The first Indian Pilot:

           Jehangir Ratanji Dadabhoy Tata

The first British Viceroy of India:

           Lord Canning

The first Governor General of free India:

           Lord Mountbatten

The first British Governor General of Bengal:

           Lord Warren Hasting(1774-1885)

The first British Governor General of India:

           Lord William Bentinck(1833-1835)

The first person to get Param Vir Chakra:

           Major Somnath Sharma

The first Indian to cross English Channel:

           Mihir Sen

The first Prime Minister of India who resigned without completing the full term:

           Morarji Desai

The first Prime Minister of free India:

           Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru

The first Indian to win Nobel Prize:

           Rabindranath Tagore

India’s first man in Space:

           Rakesh Sharma

The first Indian Air Chief Marshal:

           S. Mukherjee

The first Field Marshal of India:

           S.H.F. Manekshaw

The first Indian Member of the Viceroy’s executive council:

           S.P.Sinha

The first person to receive Stalin Prize:

           Saifuddin Kitchulu

The first Home minister of India:

           Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel

The first Indian to join the Indian Civil Service:

           Satyendra Nath Tagore

The first person to reach Mt. Everest without oxygen:

           Phu Dorjee (9 May 1984)

The first person to resign from the Central Cabinet:

           Shyama Prasad Mukherjee

The first Chief Justice of Supreme Court:

           Sir Harilal Jekisundas Kania

The first Person to receive Jnanpith award:

           Sri G Shankara Kurup

The first Chief Election Commissioner:

           Sukumar Sen

The first Indian Naval Chief:

           Vice Admiral R.D. Katari

The first President of Indian National Congress:

           W.C. Banerjee

India's First Open University:

           Andhra Pradesh Open University (now Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Open University, or Telangana Open University)

First Exclusive internet magazine:

           Bharat Samachar

First Chinese pilgrim to Visit India:

           Fa-hien

First British to Visit India:

           Sir William Hawkins

First Test tube baby of India:

           “Durga” (Kanupriya Agarwal) on October 3, 1978 (By Dr. Subhash Mukhopadhyay)

First Post Office Opened in India:

           Kolkata (1727)

First Indian to reach Antarctica:

           Lt. Ram Charan

First Wax statue of a Living Indian:

           Mahatma Gandhi at Madame Tussaud's, London in 1939

India's First University:

           Nalanda University

 

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