India's First......

  • Governor-General of Independent India—Lord Lewis Mountbatten
  • Indian Governor-General of Independent India—Chakravarti Rajgopalachari
  • Indian Commander-in-Chief of Free India —General Kodandera Madappa Cariappa, 1949
  • Field Marshall—General S. H. F. J. Manekshaw
  • Speaker of loksabha—Shri G.V. Mavalankar (15 May 1952- 27 February 1956).
  • President—Dr. Rajendra Prasad
  • Vice-President—Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan
  • Prime-Minister—Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru
  •  Home Minister—Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel
  • Finance Minister of India—R. K. Shanmukham Chetty
  • Auditor General of India—V. Narahari Rao
  • Director of CBI— DP Kohli
  • National Security Adviser— Brijesh Mishra
  • Governor of RBI— Sir Osborne Smith
  • Non-Congress Prime-Minister— Morarji Desai from Janata Party in 1977-79.
  • British Governor-General of Bengal—Warren-Hastings
  • Space traveller—S. Leader-Rakesh Sharma
  • C. S.—Satendra Nath Tagore
  • Woman IAS—Anna Ranjan George, 1950
  • Sportsperson to received Bharat Ratna—Sachin Tendulkar
  • Swimmer who crossed over the English channel by swimming—Mihir Sen
  • Woman to swim across the English Channel—Arati Saha, 1959
  • Raman-Magsaysay awardee—Acharya Vinoba Bhave
  • Novel prize winner—Rabindra Nath Tagore

  • Nobel Prize in Physics—C. V. Raman in 1930
  • President of National Congress—Vyomesh Chand Banerjee
  • Chairman of Lok Sabha—G. B. Mavlankar
  • First Woman Chief Minister—Sucheta Kriplani
  • Woman Speaker of Lok Sabha—Smt. Meira Kumar, 2009
  • Chief Election Commissioner—Sukumar Sen
  • Indian Chairman in International Court—Justice Dr. Nagendra Singh
  • Foreigner awardee of Bharat Ratna—Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan
  • Leader of the Indian Antarctica Mission—Dr. Syed Zahuv Quasim
  • Chief Justice of Supreme Court—Justice Hiralal J. Kaniya
  • Awarded with ‘Bharat Ratnas’—Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan, Chakravarti Rajgopalachari, Sir C. B. Raman
  • Woman Awarded with ‘Bharat Ratnas’— Indira Gandhi
  • Commandeur of the Order of Arts and Letters— Mrinal Sen
  • Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letter—Sivaji Ganeshan
  • Posthumally Bharat Ratna Awardee—Lal Bahadur Shastri
  • Person awarded Bhartiya-Gyan-Peeth Purskar—G. Shankar Kurup (Malayalam–1965)
  • Woman awarded with Bhartiya-Gyan-Peeth Purskar—Ashapurna Devi, 1976
  • Woman Sahitya Akademi Award Winner—Amrita Pritam, 1956
  • Woman Honours Graduate—Kamini Roy
  • Woman Director General of Police—Kanchan C Bhattacharya
  • Successful Surgeon who transplanted heart—Dr. P. Venugopal
  • Woman to received Nobal Prize— Mother Teresa
  • Woman Governor—Sarojini Naidu
  • Licensed Pilot— J R D Tata
  • Woman Air Pilot—Durba Banerjee
  • Woman Teacher—Savitribai Phule







  • Successful heart transplanted person—Devi Ram (1994)
  • President of National Human Rights Commission—Justice Rangnath Mishra
  • Hindi Literature person-awarded Bhartiya Gyan Peeth Purskar—Sumitra Nandan Pant (1968)
  • Indian who won the World Billiard award—Wilson Jans
  • Indian who won the Grammy award—Pt. Ravi Shankar
  • Person delivered the Lecture in Hindi in U.N.O.— Atal Bihari Bajpai (1977)
  • Indian member in British House of Commons— Dada Bhai Naoroji (1892)
  • First President of Indian Science Congress—Sir Asutosh Mukherjee
  • Mountaineer who scaled Mount Everest 8 times—Sherpa-Augarita
  • Writer who was awarded ‘Vyas Samman’—Ramvilas Sharma
  • Indian Managing Director of World Bank—Gautam Kazi
  • Player awarded ‘Padam Bhusan’—C. K. Naidu
  • Actress to win Padma Shri Award—Nargis Dutt, 1958
  • Indian players played Davis Cup—M. Salim and S. M. Jacob (Singles), A. A. Faiyaz and L. S. Dare (Doubles) (1921)
  • Tennis Grandslam title winner—Mahesh Bhupati
  • Indian player who played the test cricket—K. S. Ranjeet Singh (from England)
  • Scientist elected for Lok Sabha—Dr. Meghnad Saha
  • Scientist awarded Ghanshyam Das Birla award—Prof. Ashish Datta (1991)
  • Literature who was awarded Murti Devi Purskar—C. K. Nagraj Rao (1993)
  • Person, who became High Commission in Great Britain—V. K. Krishna-Menon
  • Indian who was awarded the Lenin Peace Prize—Dr. Safuddin Kichlu (1952)
  • First Indian who contested the election for British Parliament—Lal Mohan Ghose
  • Woman Graduates—Kadambini Ganguly and Chandramukhi Basu, 1883
  • Woman Chief Justice of High Court—Leila Seth, Himachal Pradesh, 1991
  • An Indian, appointed the judge of High Court, during the British period—Ram Prasad Ram
  • Indian member of Viceroy Executive Council—Sir. S. P. SinhaMorarji Desai
  • Leanin Peace Prize— Saifuddin Kitchlew
  • Chairman of Finance Commission—K. C. Niogi
  • Woman Doctorate of Science—Asima Chatterjee (1944)
  • Woman IPS—Kiran Bedi
  • Woman Supreme Court judge—Kumari Fathima Beevi
  • Indian member of American Congress—Deleep Singh
  • Editor of Time Magazine—Bobby Ghosh
  • Director of CBI becoming Governor—Ashwani Kumar
  • Person to reach the North Pole—Squadron Leader Sanjay Thapar
  • Person to reach the South Pole—Col Jatinder Kumar Bajaj
  • Nishan-e-Pakistan—Morarji Desai, 1990
  • Magsaysay Award—Vinoba Bhave, 1958
  • Miss World—Reita Faria in 1966
  • Miss Asia Pacific—Zeenat Aman in 1970
  • Miss Universe—Sushmita Sen in 1994
  • Miss Earth—Nicole Faria in 2010
  • Place to get electricity—Darjeeling in 1897
  • Sound film—Alam Ara (1931) directed by Ardeshir Irani
  • Colour film—Kisan Kanya (1937), directed by Moti B. Gidvani
  • Oscar winner—Bhanu Athaiya for Best Costume Design for Gandhi (film) in 1982.
  • Dadasaheb Phalke Award—Devika Rani in 1969
  • Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters—Sivaji Ganesan
  • Test-tube baby—Durga Agarwal, born 1978
  • Newspaper—Hickey's Bengal Gazette started in 1760
  • First Lady Doctor—Anandibai Joshi








  • Satellite—Aryabhata, launched on 19 April 1975
  • Man to climb Mt Everest—Tenzing Norgay
  • Man to climb Mt Everest without oxygen—Phu Dorjee, 1984
  • Woman to climb Mt everest—Bachendri Pal
  • District to achieve 100% literacy rate—Ernakulam district, Kerala, 1990
  • Captain in Tests—C. K. Nayudu for the 1932 tour of England
  • ODI captain—Ajit Wadekar
  • Bowler who made hat-trick in Test Cricket—Harbhajan Singh
  • Batsman who made 300 runs in test Cricket—Virendra Sehwag
  • First Marshal of Indian Air Force—Arjan Singh
  • Individual Medal in Olympic games—KD Jadhav
  • Grandmaster— Viswanathan Anad
  • Woman Grandmaster—Koneru Humpy
  • First Indian who individually won the Gold medal in Olympic games—Abhinav Bindra
  • First Indian who won the Bronze medal in Boxing in Olympic games—Vijendra Kumar
  • Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge—Srinivasa Ramanujan
  • Fellow of the Royal Society—Ardaseer Cursetjee
  • Woman External Affairs Minister—Sushma Swaraj