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General Knowledge – List of Firsts in India (Male)

List of Firsts (MALE) associated with India

First Governor of Bengal Lord Clive
Last Governor of Bengal Warren Hastings
First Governor General of Bengal Warren Hastings
First Governor General of India Lord William Bentinck
Last Governor General of India and First Viceroy of India Lord Canning
First President of Indian Republic Dr Rajendra Prasad
First Field Marshal Gen SFJ Manekshaw
First Indian to get Jnanpeeth Award G Shankar Kurup
First Indian to swim across Indian Channel Mihir Sen
First Indian Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore
First Chinese Pilgrim to visit India Fa-Hien
First Indian Pilot JRD Tata
First man to climb Mt Everest twice Nawang Gombu
First Indian Governor General of Independent India C Rajgopalachari
First Governor General of India (After Independence) Lord Louis Mountbatten
First Commander in Chief of Free India Gen KM Cariappa
First Indian Judge of International Court of Justice Dr Nagendra Singh
First Indian to receive Bharat Ratna Award Dr S Radhakrishanan
First Muslim President of Indian Republic Dr Zakir Hussain
First Indian to win Palk Strait Ocean Swimming Contest Baidyanath Nath
First President of Indian national Congress WC Banjerjee
First Indian Submarine INS Cauveri
First Indian Scientist to get Nobel Prize CV Raman (Physics)
India’s First Chief Election Commissioner Sukumar Sen
First Scientist of Indian Origin to get Nobel Prize in the field of Medical Science Dr Hargovind Khurana
First Scientist of Indian Origin to get Nobel Prize in Chemistry Venkatraman Ramakrishnan
First Indian-born to get Novel Prize in Peace Kailash Sathyarthi
First Sports Person to get Bharat Ratna Sachin Tendulkar
First to reach South Pole Bijoy Kumar Das
First Chief Minister to die in Office CN Annadurai, Tamilnadu
First Indian Sound Film Alam Ara, directed by Ardeshir Irani
First Indigenously made colour film Kisan Kanya, directed by Moti B
First Banned film in India Neel Akasher Neechey
First Post Office opened in India Kolkata (1727)
First Chief Justice of India Justice Hiralal J kania
First Indian to win Stalin Award Saiffudin Kichlu
First Education Minister of Independent India Maulana Abul Kalam Azad
First Prime Minister of Independent India Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru
First Home Minister of Independent India Sardar Vallahbhai Patel
First Vice President of Independent India Dr S Radhakrishnan
First Chief of Air Staff Air Marshal Sir Thomas Elmhirst
First Indian Air Chief of India Air Marshal S Mukherjee
First Chief of Army Staff Gen M Rajendra Singh
First Chief of Naval Staff of India Vice Admiral RD Katari
First Large scale Atomic Reactor of India Apsara
First Aircraft Carrier Indian Ship INS Vikrant
First Scientist of Indian Origin to get Nobel Prize in the field of Physics Subramaniyam Chandrasekhar
India’s First University Nalanda University
First Leader of Opposition AK Gopalan
First Sikh President of India Gyani Zail Singh
First Indian to climb Mt Everest without Oxygen Cylinder Sherpa Phu Dorji
First medium range Missile Agni
First person to get Paramvir Chakra Award Major Somnath Sharma
First Muslim President of INC Badruddin Tayab Ji
First Indian Prime Minister to loose an Election Indira Gandhi
First Speaker of Lok Sabha GV Mavlankar
First Indian Recipient of Oscar Award Bhanu Athaiya
First Finance Minister of India RK Shanmukhan Chetty
First Indian to win Magasaysay Award Acharya Vinoba Bhave
India’s First Open University Andhra Pradesh Open University
First President of India to die in office Dr Zakir Hussain
First British Prime Minister to visit India Harold Mc Millan
First Indian Space Tourist Santosh George
First Indian to reach South Pole Col IK Bajaj
First Atomic Submarine of India INS Chakra
First Asian Games Organized Delhi
First American President to visit India Dwight David Eisenhower
First Indian Cosmonaut Rakesh Sharma
First Indian Prime Minister to resign from Office Morarji Desai
First Indian Author to win Anderson Award Ruskin Bond
First Indian Nuclear Center Tarapur
First Foreign recipient of Bharat Ratna Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan
First Indian recipient of Nobel Prize in Economics Dr Amartya Sen
First Test tube baby of India Indira
First Indian to reach Antarctica Lt Ram Charan
First Deputy Prime Minister of India Sardar Vallabhai Patel
First Indian to win World Billiards Trophy Wilson Jones
First Law Minister of India BR Ambedkar

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