List of first in India


The list of first in India contains the achievements of first male persons in India, first female persons in India, acheivements in the fields of sports, science and technology, polity, etc. This list will be beneficial for all those students who are preparing for SSC, Railways, Banking, Defence exams, etc. 

 

S.No

Category

Names

Polity and Governance

1

First Governor of Bengal

Lord Clive

2

First Governor General of Bengal

Warren Hastings

3

First Governor General of India

Lord William Bentinck

4

Last Governor General of India

Lord Canning

5

First Indian Governor General of Independent India

C. Rajgopalachari

6

First Governor General of Independent India (after independence)

Lord Louis Mountbatten

7

First President of India

Dr. Rajendra Prasad (1950-1962)

8

The President of Constituent Assembly

Dr. Rajendra Prasad

9

First President of Indian National Congress

W.C Banerjee

10

First Muslim President of Indian National Congress

Badruddin Tayab

11

First Vice President of Independent India

Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan (1952- 1962)

12

First Prime Minister of India

Jawaharlal Nehru (1947-1964)

13

First Speaker of Lok Sabha

Ganesh Vasudev Mavalankar (1952-1956)

14

First Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha

S.V. Krishnamoorthy Rao (1952-1962)

15

First Indian to pass ICS

Surendra Nath Banerjee

16

First Indian ICS officer

Satyendra Nath Tagore

17

First Chief Election Commissioner of India

Sukumar Sen (1950-1958)

18

First Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India

V. Narahari Rao (1948-1954)

19

First Chairman of Union Public Service Commission

Sir Ross Barker

20

First Attorney General for India

Motilal C. Setalvad (1950-1963)

21

First Minister of Home Affairs

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

22

First Minister of Finance

R.K. Shanmukham Chetty

23

First Education Minister of Independent India

Maulana Abul Kalam Azad

24

First Minister of Defence

Baldev Singh Chokkar (1947-1952)

25

First Women Minister of External Affairs

Sushma Swaraj

26

First Minister of Agriculture

Dr. Rajendra Prasad (1946-1948)

27

First Minister of Human Resources Development

Maulana Abul Kalam Azad

28

First Minister of Railways

John Mathai (1947-1948)

29

First Minister of Law and Justice

B.R. Ambedkar

30

First Minister of Information and Broadcasting

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

31

First National security Advisor

Brajesh Mishra

32

First Cabinet Secretary of India

N.R.Pillai (1950-1953)

33

First Foreign Secretary of India

K.P.S Menon

34

First Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India

A.P.J Abdul Kalam (1999-2001)

35

First Chief Economic Advisor of India

JJ Anjaria

36

First Solicitor General of India

C K Daphtary

37

First National Human Rights  Commissioner of India

Ranganath Misra

38

First Indian Judge of International Court of Justice

Dr. Nagendra Singh

39

First Chief Justice of India

Justice Hiralal J. Kania

Defence

1

First Army Chief of India

Kodandera Madappa Cariappa

2

First Chief of Air Staff

Air Marshal Sir Thomas Elmhirst

3

First Indian Air Chief of India

Air Marshal Subroto Mukherjee

4

First Chief Army Staff

General Maharaja Sri Rajendra Singh Ji Jadeja

5

First Chief of Naval Staff of India

Vice-Admiral R.D Katari

6

First Field Marshal of India

General S.F.J Manekshaw

7

First Nuclear Submarine of India

I.N.S. Chakra

8

First large scale Atomic Reactor of India

Apsara

9

First Aircraft Carrier Indian Ship

I.N.S. Vikrant

10

First Indian Submarine

I.N.S. Kalvari

11

First Nuclear Centre

Tarapur

12

First Medium-Range Missile

Agni

Sports

1

First Badminton player of India

Prakash Padukone

2

First Female player of Badminton

Saina Nehwal

3

First Female boxer to win 6 gold medals at World Championships

Mary Kom

4

First Archery player of India

Satyadev Prasad

5

First Indian Athlete

Khashaba Dadasaheb Jadhav

6

First Batsman of India

Lala Amarnath Bhardwaj

7

First Car Racer of India

Kumar Ram Narain Karthikeyan

8

First Asian Games Organised

New Delhi

9

First Squash player of India

Ritwik Bhattacharya

10

First Table Tennis player of India

Achanta Sharath Kamal

11

First  Indian  Swimmer to cross English Channel

Mihir Sen

12

First Indian to Win Palk-Strait Ocean Swimming Contest

Baidyanath Nath

13

First Female Swimmer of India

Arati Saha

14

First Golf player of India

Jeev Milkha Singh

15

First Billiards and Snooker player of India

Pankaj Arjan Advani

16

First Indian to win Billiard Trophy

Wilson Jones

17

First Hockey player of India

Major Dhyan Chand

18

First Chess player of India

Viswanathan Anand

19

First Lawn Tennis player of India

Sardar Nihal Singh

20

First Female  Weightlifter player of India

Karnam Malleswari

21

First Female wrestling player of India

Geeta Phogat

Awards and Prizes

1

First Indian Nobel Laureate

Rabindranath Tagore

2

First Indian to get Bharat Ratana Award

Dr. S. Radhakrishnan

3

First Indian to get Jnanpith Award

G. Shankar Kurup

3

First Person to get Paramvir Chakra

Major Somnath Sharma

4

First Scientist to get Nobal Prize

C.V. Raman

5

First Indian to get Stalin Award

Saifuddin Kitchlew

6

First Indian to win Magsaysay Award

Acharya Vinoba Bhava

7

First Women to get Ashok chakra

Nirja Bhanot

8

First Indian author to get Anderson Award

Ruskin Bond

First Women in India

1

First Woman Chief Minister of a State

Sucheta Kripalani (UP)

2

First Woman Governor of free India

Sarojini Naidu

3

First woman Judge in India

Anna Chandy

4

First woman judge in Supreme Court of India

Meera Sahib Fatima Biwi

5

First  Women IPS officer

Kiran Bedi

6

First Indian Woman to become Miss World

Sushmita Sen

7

First Women to get Jnanpith

Ashapurna Devi

8

First Indian Woman go to Space

Kalpana Chawla

9

First Women President of India

Pratibha Devisingh Patil (2007-2012)

10

First woman to win the Booker Prize

Arundhati Roy

Miscellaneous

1

First Indian person to climb Mount Everest without Oxygen cylinder

Shepra Phu Dorji

2

First Man to climb Mount Everest twice

Nawang Gombu Sherpa

3

First person to reach Antarctica

Lt.Ram Charan

4

First Person to make Printing Press Popular in India 

James Hickey

5

First Indian Cosmonaut (to go into space)

Sqn.Ldr.Rakesh Sharma

6

First Space Shuttle Launched

Columbia

7

First Chinese pilgrim to visit India

Fa-hien

8

First e-business Newspaper of India

Financial Express

9

First temple constructed from a single rock

Kailasa temple at Ellora

10

First satellite

Aryabhatta

11

First Genetically modified food product in India

Bt. Brinjal

12

First genetically modified crop that is under cultivation in India

Bt. Cotton

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