List of First in India – Male & Female

Any achievement for a nation makes it and its citizens feel proud. The persons who bring off any achievement for the first time set a standard for others to follow and make the whole nation feel proud of them. After all the individuals achieve what had not been achieved previously by anyone before them, it becomes very necessary to be aware of them. In various competitive examinations like IIFT, Bank-Po, SSC, etc. “First Indians” have been a protruding category in the static Gk section. So, it is very essential to improve our knowledge to know the names of these personalities for examinations, interviews, and other criteria. Hence, we present the list of “First in India”, segregated into males and females to recall easily. You can download here the list of first in India PDF.

List of First in India (Male)

First Prime Minister of free India Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru
First batsman to score double century in One Day International cricket match Sachin Tendulkar
First man to have climbed Mount Everest twice Nawang Gombu
First President of Indian Republic Dr. Rajendra Prasad
First Indian Pilot J.R.D. Tata
First Indian to win Nobel Prize Rabindranath Tagore
First president of Indian National Congress W.C. Banerjee
First Muslim President of Indian National Congress Badruddin Tayyabji
First Muslim President of India Dr. Zakir Hussain
First British Governor General of India Lord William Bentinck
First British Viceroy of India Lord Canning
First Governor General of free India Lord Mountbatten
First and the last Indian Governer General of free India C. Rajgopalachari
First man who introduce printing press in India James Hicky
First Indian to join the I.C.S. Satendranath Tagore
First Indian man in space Rakesh Sharma
First Prime Minister of India who resigned without completing Full term Morarji Desai
First Indian Commander-in-Chief of India General Cariappa
First Cheif of Army Staff Gen. Maharaj Rajendra Singhji
First Indian member of the Viceroy’s executive council S.P. Sinha
First President of India who died while in office Dr. Zakir Hussain
First Prime Minister of India who did not face the Parliament Charan Singh
First Field Marshal of India S.H.F. Manekshaw
First Indian to get Nobel Prize in Physics C.V. Raman
First Indian to receive Bharat Ratna award Dr. Radhakrishnan
First Indian to cross English Channel Mihir Sen
First person to receive Gyanpith award Sri Shankar Kurup
First Speaker of the Lok Sabha Ganesh Vasudev Mavalankar
First Vice-President of India Dr. Radhakrishnan
First Education Minister Abul Kalam Azad
First Home Minister of India Sardar Vallabha Bhai Patel
First Indian Air Chief Marshal S. Mukharji
First Indian Naval Chief Vice Admiral R.D. Katari
First judge of International Court of Justice Dr. Nagendra Singh
First person to receive Paramveer Chakra Major Somnath Sharma
First person to reach Mt. Everest without oxygen Sherpa Anga Dorjee
First Chief Election Commissioner Sukumar Sen
First person to receive Magsaysay Award Achrya Vinoba Bhave
First person of Indian origin to receive Nobel Prize in Medicine Hargovind Khurana
First Chinese traveller to visit India Fahein
First person to receive Stalin Prize Saifuddin Kitchlu
First person to resign from the central cabinate Shyama Prasad Mukharji
First foreigner to receive Bharat Ratna Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan
First person to receive Nobel Prize in Economics Amartya Sen
First Chief Justice of Supreme Court Justice Hiralal J. Kania
First President of Indian National Congress W.C. Banerjee
First batsman to score three test century in three successive tests on debut Mohd. Azharuddin

List of First in India (Female)

First Woman Speaker of Lok Sabha Meira Kumar (2009)
India’s First Woman President Pratiba Patil
India’s First Woman Prime Minister Indira Gandhi
India’s First Woman Governor Sarojini Naidu
India’s First Woman IPS Officer Kiran Bedi
First Woman Chief Minister of State Sucheta Kripalani
First Woman Union Minister Rajkumari Amrita Kaur
First Woman President of INC Annie Besant
First Woman Judge of Supreme Court Meera Sahib Fatima Bibi
First Woman to get Ashok Chakra Nirja Bhanot
First Indian Woman Ambassador at UN Vijalakshmi Pandit
First Indian woman who reached Antarctica Mahel Musa
First Indian Woman to get Nobel Prize Mother Teresa
First Indian Woman to swim across English Channel Arati Saha
First Indian Woman to climb Mt Everest Bachendri Pal
First Indian Woman to become Miss World Miss Reita Faria
First Indian Woman to climb Mt Everest twice Santhosh Yadhav
First Indian Woman to become Miss Universe Susmita Sen
First Indian Woman to get Bharat Ratna Indira Gandhi
First Indian Woman to get Jnanpith Award Ashapurna Devi
First Indian Woman to win WTA Title Sania Mirza
First Indian Woman Airline Pilot Durga Banerjee
First Indian Woman to win Gold in Asian Games Kamaljeet Sandhu
First Indian Woman President of INC Sarojini Naidu
First Indian Woman to Booker Prize Arundhati Roy
First Woman Musician to get Bharat Ratna MS Subbalakshmi
First Indian Woman to go to space Kalpana Chawla

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