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First Indians

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The article First Indians presents the list of Indians who were the first ever in the respective fields including Innovation, Invention, Discovery, Exploration, Awards, Research etc. among others. The article ‘First Indians’ has been a crucial topic in the Static GK section of various competitive examinations in India like IIFT, Bank-PO, Staff Selection Commission exams, etc.


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Individuals who accomplish an achievement for the first time set a benchmark and inspiration for others to follow and as such make the whole mankind extremely proud. Since these individuals achieve what had not been previously achieved by anyone before them, it is essential and an honor to learn about their achievements.

First Indians – Achievers in various fields.

Person/Place/others Event
Abdul Kalam Azad First Education Minister
Acharya Vinoba Bhave First person to receive Magsaysay Award
Amartya Sen First person to receive Nobel Prize in Economics
Anna Chandy First woman Judge
Ashapurna Devi First woman to receive Jnanpith Award
Arati Saha First woman to cross English Channel
Aruna Sethi First women head of Indian Cost Accounting
Andhra Pradesh Open University India’s First Open University
Andhra Pradesh First Smart Police
Abhinav Bindra First Indian who individually won the Gold medal in Olympic games
Badruddin Tyabji First Muslim President of Indian National Congress
Bachendri Pal First woman to climb Mount Everest
Bharat Samachar First Exclusive internet magazine
Bhopal First privately-run railway station
Bhanu Athaiya First Indian recipient of Oscar Award
C. Rajagopalachari First and the last Indian to be Governor General
Charan Singh First Prime Minister of India who did not face
C.V.Raman First Indian to get Nobel Prize in Physics
Cornelia Sorabji First woman Lawyer
Col. J K Bajaj First Indian who reached south pole
Dr. Rajendra Prasad First President of Indian Republic
Dr. Zakir Hussain First Muslim President of India
First President of India who died while in office
Dr. Radhakrishnan First Indian to receive Bharat Ratna award
First Vice-President of India
Dr. Nagendra Singh First Judge of International Court of Justice
Durba Banerjee First woman Airline Pilot
Fahien First Chinese traveller to visit India
General Cariappa First Indian Commander-in-Chief of India
General. Maharaj Rajendra Sinhji First Chief of Army Staff
Ganesh Vasudeva Mavalankar First Speaker of the Lok Sabha
Goa First state to send postal ballots via electronic mode
GNFC township First cashless Township
Gujarat First state to establishes cashless system for PDS
Har Gobind Khorana First person of Indian origin to receive Nobel
Harita Kaur Dayal First woman pilot in Indian Air Force
Hawkins First British to Visit India
Habbi, J & K First smart tribal village
I.N.S Chakra First Atomic Submarine of India
Indrani Rahman First Miss India to participate in Miss Universe
Indira (Baby Harsha) First Test tube baby of India
INS Sarvekshak First ship to go green
I.N.S. Vikrant First Aircraft Carrier Indian Ship
James Hicky First man who introduced printing press in India
Justice Hiralal J. Kania First Chief Justice of Supreme Court
J.R.D. Tata (1929) First Indian Pilot
Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan First foreign recipient of Bharat Ratna
Kadambini Ganguly and Chandramukhi First woman Graduates
Kamini Roy (1886) First woman Honours Graduate
Karnam Malleswari (2000) First woman Olympic medal Winner
Kamaljit Sandhu First woman Asian Games Gold Medal Winner
Kanchan Chaudhary Bhattacharya First woman Director General of Police
Kumari Justice M. Fathima Beevi First woman Judge in Supreme Court of India
Kolkata (1727) First Post Office Opened in India
Karang, Manipur First cashless island
Lord William Bentinck First British Governor General of India
Lord Warren Hasting First British Governor General of Bengal
Lord Canning First British Viceroy of India
Lord Mountbatten First Governor General of free India
Lt. Ram Charan First Indian to reach Antarctica
Morarji Desai First Prime Minister of India who resigned
Mihir Sen First Indian to cross English Channel
Major Somnath Sharma First person to get Param Vir Chakra
Mrs. Meera Sahib Fatima Bibi First woman judge in Supreme Court
Miss C.B. Muthamma First woman Ambassador
Mrs Sarojini Naidu First woman Governor of a state in free India
Mrs Indira Gandhi First woman Prime Minister
First woman to receive Bharat Ratna
Mrs Annie Besant First woman President of Indian National
Mrs Vijaya Laxmi Pandit First woman President of United Nations General
Mrs Sucheta Kripalani First woman Chief Minister of an Indian State
Mrs Leila Seth (Himachal Pradesh High Court) First woman Cheif Justice of High Court
Mrs. Kiran Bedi First woman IPS officer
Mother Teresa First woman to receive Nobel Prize
Mahatma Gandhi at Madame Tussaud’s in 1939 First Wax statue of a Living Indian
Maharashtra First 24×7 helpline for forests
Manipur First floating elementary school
Neerja Bhanot First woman to receive Ashoka Chakra
Nalanda University India’s First University
Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru First Prime Minister of free India
Puneeta Arora First woman Lieutenant General
P. Bandopadhyaya First woman Air Vice Marshal
P.V.Narasimha Rao India’s First Lok Sabha Member to be elected with a
Pune Doctors First uterus transplant
Prithvi First Indian Missile
Ruskin Bond First Indian Author to get the Anderson Award
Rabindranath Tagore First Indian to win Nobel Prize
Rakesh Sharma India’s first man in Space
Reita Faria First lady to become Miss World
Rajkumari Amrit Kaur First woman Minister in a Government
Roze Millian Bethew First woman Chairman of Union Public Service
Razia Sultan First and last Muslim woman ruler of India
Satyendra Nath Tagore first Indian to join the I.C.S
S.P.Sinha First Indian Member of the Viceroy’s executive
S.H.F. Manekshaw First Field Marshal of India
Sri Sankara Kurup First Person to receive Jnanpith award
Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel First Home minister of India
S. Mukherjee First Indian Air Chief Marshal
Sherpa Ang Dorje First person to reach Mt. Everest without oxygen
Sukumar Sen First Chief Election Commissioner
Saifuddin Kitchlu First person to receive Stalin Prize
Shyama Prasad Mukherjee First person to resign from the Central Cabinet
Shanno Devi First woman Speaker of a State Assembly
Santosh Yadav First woman to climb Mount Everest twice
Sushma Chawla First woman chairperson of Indian Airlines
Soorjo Coomar Goodeve Chukerbutty First Graduate in Medicine
Santosh George First Space Tourist of India
Smt. Pratibha Patil India’s first woman president
Sania Mirza First woman of India to win WTA title
Sushmita Sen First woman of India to won Miss Universe title
Tenzing Norgay First Indian man to climb mount Everest
Tarapur India’s First nuclear centre
Vice Admiral R.D. Katari First Indian Naval Chief
Vijendra Kumar First Indian who won the Bronze medel in Boxing in Olympic games
W.C. Banerjee First President of Indian National Congress
Wilson Jones First Indian who won Billiards Trophy