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First Persons in India: 50+ Interesting Firsts

First Governor-General of Independent India: Lord Lewis Mountbatten

First Indian Governor-General of Independent India: Chakravarti Rajgopalachari

First Chief of the Indian Armed Forces: General K. M. Carriappa

First Field Marshall: General S.H.F.J. Manekshaw

First President: Dr. Rajendra Prasad

First Vice-President: Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan

First Prime Minister: Pt. Jawahar Lai Nehru

First Non-Congress Prime Minister: Morarji Desai

First British Governor-General of Bengal: Warren- Hastings

First Space traveller: SqL.- Rakesh Sharma

First I. C. S.: Satyendra Nath Tagore

First Swimmer who crossed over the English channel by swimming: Mihir Sen

First Ramon Magsaysay awardee:  Acharya Vinoba Bhave

First Nobel prize winner: Rabindra Nath Tagore

First President of National Congress: Vyomesh Chand Banerjee

First Chairman of Lok Sabha: G. B. Mavlankar

First Chief Election Commissioner: Sukumar Sen

First Indian Chairman in International Court Justice: Dr.  Nagendra Singh

First Foreigner awardee of Bharat Ratna: Khan Abdul Gaffar  Khan

First Leader of the Indian Antarctica Mission: Dr. Syed Zahuv  Quasim

First Chief Justice of Supreme Court: Justice Hiralal J. Kaniya

First Awarded with  'Bharat Ratna': Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan -  Chakravarti Rajgopalachari -  Sir C. B. Raman

First Posthumously Bharat Ratna Awardee: Lal Bahadur Shastri

First Person awarded Bhartiya - Gyan - Peeth Puraskar: G. Shankar Kurup (Malayalam-1965)

First Successful Surgeon who transplanted heart: Dr. P.Venugopal

First Successful heart transplanted person: Devi Ram (1994)

First President of National Human Rights Commission: Justice Rangnath Mishra

First Hindi Literature person-awarded Bhartiya Gyan Peeth Puraskar: Sumitra Nandan Pant (1968)

First Indian who won the World Billiard award: Wilson Jones

First Indian who won the Grammy award: Pt. Ravi Shankar

First Person delivered the Lecture in Hindi in U.N.O.: Atal Bihari Vajpayee (1977)

First Indian member in British House of Commons: Dada Bhai Naoroji (1892)

First President of Indian Science Congress: Hon. Justice Sir Asutosh Mookherjee

First Mountaineer who scaled Mount Everest 8 times: Sherpa- Augarita

First Writer who was awarded  'Vyas Samman': Ramvilas Sharma

First Indian Managing Director of World Bank: Gautam Kazi

First Player awarded  'Padam Bhusan': L C. K. Naidu

First Indian players played Davis Cup M. Salim and S. M. Jacob (Singles): A. A. Faiyaz and L. S. Dare (Doubles) (1921)

First Indian player who played the test cricket: K. S.Ranjeet Singh (from England)

First Scientist elected for Lok Sabha: Dr. Meghnad Saha

First Scientist awarded Ghanshyam Das Birla award: Prof. Ashish Dutta (1991)

First Writer who was awarded Murti Devi Puraskar: C. K. Nagraj Rao (1993)

First Person -  who became High Commission in Great Britain:  V. K. Krishna-Menon

First Indian who was awarded the Lenin Peace Prize: Dr. Safuddin Kichlu (1952)

First Indian who contested the election for British Parliament: Lal Mohan Ghose

First  Indian -  appointed the Judge of High Court -  during the British period: Ram Prasad Ram

First Indian member of Viceroy Executive Council: Sir S. P. Sinha

First Chairman of Finance Commission:  K. C. Niogi

First Indian member of American Congress: Deleep Singh

First Bowler who made hat-trick in Test Cricket: Harbhajan Singh

First Batsman who made 300 runs in an inning of Test Cricket: Virendra Sehwag

First Marshal of Indian Air Force: Arjun Singh

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 Singh

First Indian batsman who scored Double Century in One Day International Cricket: Sachin Tendulkar

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