First Persons in India

First Persons in India

First Persons in India

• 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

President of National Congress—Wyomesh Chand Banerjee
• Chairman of Lok Sabha—G. B. Mavlankar

• C. S.—Satendra Nath Tagore

Science & Technology:

  •  Space traveller—S. Leader-Rakesh Sharma

Sports and Games:

• 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

• 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)


  • Woman IAS—Anna Ranjan George, 1950First
  • Woman Chief Minister—Sucheta Kriplani
  • Woman Speaker of Lok Sabha—Smt. Meira Kumar, 2009
  •  Woman Awarded with ‘Bharat Ratna’— Indira Gandhi
  • Woman Honours Graduate—Kamini Roy
  • Woman Director General of Police—Kanchan C Bhattacharya
  • Woman to received Nobel Prize— Mother Teresa
  • Woman Governor—Sarojini Naidu
  • Woman Air Pilot—Durba Banerjee
  • Woman Teacher—Savitribai Phule
  • Woman awarded with Bhartiya-Gyan-Peeth Purskar—Ashapurna Devi, 1976
  • Woman Sahitya Akademi Award Winner—Amrita Pritam, 1956


  • Raman-Magsaysay awardee—Acharya Vinoba Bhave
  •  Nobel prize winner—Rabindra Nath Tagore
  •  Nobel Prize in Physics—C. V. Raman in 1930
  • Foreigner awardee of Bharat Ratna—Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan
  • Awarded with ‘Bharat Ratnas’—Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan, Chakravarti Rajgopalachari, Sir C. V. Raman
  • Posthumously Bharat Ratna Awardee—Lal Bahadur Shastri

    Person awarded Bhartiya-Gyan-Peeth Purskar—G. Shankar Kurup (Malayalam–1965)


• Chief Election Commissioner—Sukumar Sen
• Indian Chairman in International Court—Justice Dr. Nagendra Singh
• Leader of the Indian Antarctica Mission—Dr. Syed Zahuv Quasim
• Chief Justice of Supreme Court—Justice Hiralal J. Kaniya
• Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters— Mrinal Sen
• Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letter—Sivaji Ganeshan
• Successful Surgeon who transplanted heart—Dr. P. Venugopal

• Licensed Pilot— J R D Tata
• 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
• 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)
• A person, who became High Commissioner in Great Britain—V. K. Krishna-Menon

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