General Knowledge – List of Firsts in India (Male)

List of Firsts (MALE) associated with India

First Governor of BengalLord Clive
Last Governor of BengalWarren Hastings
First Governor General of BengalWarren Hastings
First Governor General of IndiaLord William Bentinck
Last Governor General of India and First Viceroy of IndiaLord Canning
First President of Indian RepublicDr Rajendra Prasad
First Field MarshalGen SFJ Manekshaw
First Indian to get Jnanpeeth AwardG Shankar Kurup
First Indian to swim across Indian ChannelMihir Sen
First Indian Nobel laureateRabindranath Tagore
First Chinese Pilgrim to visit IndiaFa-Hien
First Indian PilotJRD Tata
First man to climb Mt Everest twiceNawang Gombu
First Indian Governor General of Independent IndiaC Rajgopalachari
First Governor General of India (After Independence)Lord Louis Mountbatten
First Commander in Chief of Free IndiaGen KM Cariappa
First Indian Judge of International Court of JusticeDr Nagendra Singh
First Indian to receive Bharat Ratna AwardDr S Radhakrishanan
First Muslim President of Indian RepublicDr Zakir Hussain
First Indian to win Palk Strait Ocean Swimming ContestBaidyanath Nath
First President of Indian national CongressWC Banjerjee
First Indian SubmarineINS Cauveri
First Indian Scientist to get Nobel PrizeCV Raman (Physics)
India’s First Chief Election CommissionerSukumar Sen
First Scientist of Indian Origin to get Nobel Prize in the field of Medical ScienceDr Hargovind Khurana
First Scientist of Indian Origin to get Nobel Prize in ChemistryVenkatraman Ramakrishnan
First Indian-born to get Novel Prize in PeaceKailash Sathyarthi
First Sports Person to get Bharat RatnaSachin Tendulkar
First to reach South PoleBijoy Kumar Das
First Chief Minister to die in OfficeCN Annadurai, Tamilnadu
First Indian Sound FilmAlam Ara, directed by Ardeshir Irani
First Indigenously made colour filmKisan Kanya, directed by Moti B
First Banned film in IndiaNeel Akasher Neechey
First Post Office opened in IndiaKolkata (1727)
First Chief Justice of IndiaJustice Hiralal J kania
First Indian to win Stalin AwardSaiffudin Kichlu
First Education Minister of Independent IndiaMaulana Abul Kalam Azad
First Prime Minister of Independent IndiaPandit Jawaharlal Nehru
First Home Minister of Independent IndiaSardar Vallahbhai Patel
First Vice President of Independent IndiaDr S Radhakrishnan
First Chief of Air StaffAir Marshal Sir Thomas Elmhirst
First Indian Air Chief of IndiaAir Marshal S Mukherjee
First Chief of Army StaffGen M Rajendra Singh
First Chief of Naval Staff of IndiaVice Admiral RD Katari
First Large scale Atomic Reactor of IndiaApsara
First Aircraft Carrier Indian ShipINS Vikrant
First Scientist of Indian Origin to get Nobel Prize in the field of PhysicsSubramaniyam Chandrasekhar
India’s First UniversityNalanda University
First Leader of OppositionAK Gopalan
First Sikh President of IndiaGyani Zail Singh
First Indian to climb Mt Everest without Oxygen CylinderSherpa Phu Dorji
First medium range MissileAgni
First person to get Paramvir Chakra AwardMajor Somnath Sharma
First Muslim President of INCBadruddin Tayab Ji
First Indian Prime Minister to loose an ElectionIndira Gandhi
First Speaker of Lok SabhaGV Mavlankar
First Indian Recipient of Oscar AwardBhanu Athaiya
First Finance Minister of IndiaRK Shanmukhan Chetty
First Indian to win Magasaysay AwardAcharya Vinoba Bhave
India’s First Open UniversityAndhra Pradesh Open University
First President of India to die in officeDr Zakir Hussain
First British Prime Minister to visit IndiaHarold Mc Millan
First Indian Space TouristSantosh George
First Indian to reach South PoleCol IK Bajaj
First Atomic Submarine of IndiaINS Chakra
First Asian Games OrganizedDelhi
First American President to visit IndiaDwight David Eisenhower
First Indian CosmonautRakesh Sharma
First Indian Prime Minister to resign from OfficeMorarji Desai
First Indian Author to win Anderson AwardRuskin Bond
First Indian Nuclear CenterTarapur
First Foreign recipient of Bharat RatnaKhan Abdul Gaffar Khan
First Indian recipient of Nobel Prize in EconomicsDr Amartya Sen
First Test tube baby of IndiaIndira
First Indian to reach AntarcticaLt Ram Charan
First Deputy Prime Minister of IndiaSardar Vallabhai Patel
First Indian to win World Billiards TrophyWilson Jones
First Law Minister of IndiaBR Ambedkar

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