First in India

First in India

1. Indian Member of Viceroy’s Executive Council – Sri S.P. Sinha
2. Indian to swim across English Channel – Mihir Sen
3. Man to climb Mount Everest twice – Nwang Gombu
4. Nobel Prize winner – Rabindra Nath Tagore
5. Indian woman to swim across-English Channel – Miss Arati Saha
6. Man to climb Mount Everest – Tenzing Norgay
7. Man to climb Mount Everest without Oxygen – Phu Dorjee
8. The first woman Commissioner of Police of an Indian metro – (Chennai Metro Police) Letika Saran
9. The first Indian to Ski to the North Pole – Ajeet Bajaj (April 26, 2006)
10. The first sportsman ever to win Gold Medal in Shooting in the World Shooting Championship – Abhinav Bindra (July 24, 2006)
11. The first person of Indian origin to win the Miss Great Britain title – Preeti Desai (2006)
12. The first woman President of the Republic of India – Pratibha Patil
13. President of Indian National Congress – W. C. Banerjee
14. President of Indian Republic - Dr. Rajendra Prasad
15. Talkie Film – Alam Ara (1931)
16. Test Tube Baby (Documented) – Indira
17. Viceroy of India – Lord Canning
18. Woman Minister of Indian Union – Rajkumari Amrit Kaur
19. Woman Chief Minister of State – Mrs. Sucheta Kriplani
20. Woman Governor – Mrs. Sarojini Naidu
21. Indian Governor General of Indian Union – C. Rajagopalachari
22. Indian I.C.S. Officer – Satyendra Nath Tagore
23. Woman President of Indian National Congress – Dr. Annie Besant
24. Woman Prime Minister – Mrs. Indira Gandhi
25. Woman Speaker of a State Assembly – Mrs. Shanno Devi
26. British Governor General of Bengal - Warren Hastings
27. Governor General of Independent India – Lord Mountbatten
28. Commander-in-chief of Free India General – Roy Bucher
29. Woman Judge in Supreme Court – Mrs. Meera Sahib Fatima Biwi
30. Woman Chief Justice of a High Court – Smt. Leela Seth
31. Indian Woman to go in space (Now U.S. Citizen) – Kalpana Chawla
32. Cosmonaut – Sqn. Ldr. Rakesh Sharma
33. Emperor of Moghul Dynasty in India – Babar
34. Field Marshal – S. H. F. J. Manekshaw
35. Prime Minister of India – Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru
36. The first Indian weightlifter to win bronze medal in Olympics - Karnam Malleshwari (Sydney, in 2000)
37. The First Indian World Chess Champion – Vishwanathan Anand
38. India’s first paperless Newspaper – The News Today (Launched on Jan. 3, 2001)
39. India’s First woman Merchant Navy Officer – Sonali Banerjee
40. The first Dalit Speaker of the Lok Sabha – G. M. C. Balyogi
41. The first Vice-President of India to die in harness – Krishna Kant
42. The first Indian woman cricketer to score double century – Mithali Raj (August 2002 playing against England)
43. The first woman Air Vice-Marshal – P. Bandopadhyaya
44. The first Indian to be appointed as United Nations Civilian Police Advisor – Ms. Kiran Bedi
45. The first astronaut of Indian origin to perish aboard U.S. space shuttle in a tragic accident – Dr. Kalpana Chawla (Columbia space shuttle, Feb. I, 2003)
46. The first woman to be appointed Deputy Governor of Reserve Bank of India- K.J. Udeshi (appointed on June 10, 2003)
47. The first Indian girl to register a win in a Wimbledon tournament – Sania Mirza (2003)
48. The first Indian lady to win a medal in World Athletic Championship – Anju Bobby George (Aug. 2003)
49. The first woman Chairman and Managing Director of NABARD – Mrs. Ranjana Kumar
50. The highest individual test scorer of India – Virendra Sehwag ( 319 runs against Sauth africa)
51. The first Indian cricketer to make double centuries five times- Rahul Dravid
52. The first Orissa woman to top I.A.S. – Smt. Roopa Misra (Indian Civil Services Exam., 2003)
53. The first Sikh Prime Minister of India – Dr. Manmohan Singh
52. The first woman Director General of Police of a State – Kanchan C. Bhattacharya (DGP Uttaranchal)
54. The first woman to be appointed as the crime branch chief – MeeriJ Borwankar (took over as crime branch chief of Mumbai police)
55. The first woman to reach the rank of Lt. General in the Indian army – Puneeta Arora (Commandant, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune)
56. The first Indian to cross seven important seas by swimming – Bula Chaudhury
57. Muslim President of Indian Union – Dr. Zakir Hussain
58. Speaker of Lok Sabha – G. V. Mavlankar
59. Woman to climb mount Everest – Bachhendri Pal
60. The first woman to become Indian Air Force’s first woman Air Marshal – Air Marshal Padma Bandhopadhyay
61. The first youngest MP, at the age of 25 years – Dharmendra Yadav (Mainpuri : Samajwadi Party MP)
62. India’s first woman athlete to win WTA open Tennis title – Sania Mirza (Feb. 2005, Hyderabad)
63. The first Indian to set a world record of ever having reached the highest of heights yet in a hot balloon – Vijaypath Singhania (Nov. 26, 2005. 69852 ft.)
64. The first wonder child of Orissa only about 4 years and a half of age completes a race of 65 km. - Budhia (May 2006)


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