The First and Last in India

  • Aryabhata – First Scientific Satellite of India.
  • Sqn. Lqr. Rakesh Sharma – First Indian to go in to space
  • Kalpana Chawla – First Indian woman to go in to space
  • Anna Rajan George – First woman IAS officer (1950)
  • Ganesh V. Mavalankar – First Speaker of Lok Sabha
  • Lord Canning – First Viceroy of India
  • Lord Mountbatten – Last Viceroy of India and first Governor General of the Dominion of India.
  • C. Rajagopalachari – First and last Indian Governor General of Free India : First Bharat Ratna Award (1954)
  • Mother Teresa – First and only Indian Nobel Prize winner for peace (1979), also received the ‘Bharat Ratna’ (1980) award.
  • Dr. Rajendra Prasad – First President of the Republic of India
  • Dr. Zakir Hussain – First Muslim President of Independent of India.
  • Bahadur Shah – II – The last king of Mughal Empire of India
  • Sher Shah Suri – First Muslim King of India
  • Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru – First Prime Minister of India
  • Razia Begum – First and the only Muslim Lady who ever sat on the throne of Delhi
  • Sardar Vallabhai Patel – First Deputy Prime Minister of India
  • WC. Banarjee – First President of Indian National Congress
  • Mrs. Sarojini Naidu – First Lady Governor of a Province in free India
  • S.H.F.J Manekshah – First Field Marshal of India
  • CB. Muthamma – First Woman Ambassador of India
  • Miss Bachendri Pal – The first Indian Woman to conquer Mt. Everest
  • Hiralal J. Kania – First Chief Justice of India
  • Mrs. Kiran Bedi – The first lady I.P.S Officer in India and first woman to receive the ‘Magsaysay Award’ (1994)
  • RD. Katari – First Indian to Command the Indian Navy
  • Gen. Kariappa – The first Indian Commander-in-Chief of free India
  • Rabindra Nath Tagore – First Nobel Prize winner in India for his Gitanjali
  • C.V. Raman – First Nobel Prize winner for Physics in India
  • Satyajit Ray – First Indian to get Special Oscar Award (1992).
  • Sir S.P. Sinha – First Indian Member of the Viceroy’s Executive Council
  • Mrs. Vijayalaxmi Pandit – First Indian Lady President of the General Assembly of the U.N.O, Minister of U.P
  • Mrs. Indira Gandhi – First Lady Prime Minister of India and the first woman to receive the ‘Bharat Ratna’ 1971
  • Mrs. Arti Gupta – First Indian Woman to cross the English Channel
  • Niss Reita Faria – First Indian girl to be selected ‘Miss Worl’ (1966)
  • Miss Sushmita Sen – First Indian girl to be selected ‘Miss Universe’ (1994)                                    

First Beginning in India  

  • 1825 – First issue of Postal Stamp in Sind
  • 1851 – First Official Telegraph Line between Culcutta (Kolkata) and Diamond Habour in Oct
  • 1853 – First Indian Railway train from Boribunder (Mumbai) to Thane on 16th April
  • 1887 – First Modern Steel Plant at Kulti; Victoria Terminus (VT) constructed in Mumbai
  • 1897 – 98 : First Hydro-electric Station set up at Darjeeling
  • 1911 – First Air -mail in India and the world from Bambrauli to Naini (Allahabad) 6 miles.
  • 1925 – First Electric Train Service between Bombay and Kurla
  • 1984 – First Metro Rail in Culcutta         

First to Visit India

  • First US President to visit India : Dwight Eisenhower
  • First Pope to visit India : Pope Paul VI
  • First Pope to visit India twice : Pope John Paul – II
  • First Chinese pilgrim to visit India : Fa hien.
  • First British ruler to visit India : Queen Victoria
  • First Russian Prime Minster to visit India : Bulganin
  • First British Prime Minister to visit India : Harold Macmillam 

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