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First Men in India


The first President of Indian Republic
Dr. Rajendra Prasad

The first Prime Minister of free India
Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru

The first Indian to win Nobel Prize
Rabindranath Tagore

The first President of Indian National Congress
W.C. Banerjee

The first Muslim President of Indian National Congress
Badruddin Tayyabji

The first Muslim President of India
Dr. Zakir Hussain

The first British Governor General of India
Lord William Bentinck

The first British Viceroy of India
Lord Canning

The first Governor General of free India
Lord Mountbatten

The first and the last Indian to be Governor General of free India
C. Rajgopalachari

The first man who introduced printing press in India
James Hicky

The first Indian to join the I.C.S
Satyendra Nath Tagore

India’s first man in Space
Rakesh Sharma

The first Prime Minister of India who resigned without completing the full term
Morarji Desai

The first Indian Commander-in-Chief of India
General Cariappa

The first Chief of Army Staff
Gen. Maharaj Rajendra Singhji

The first Indian Member of the Viceroy’s executive council
S.P.Sinha

The first President of India who died while in office
Dr. Zakhir Hussain

The first Muslim President of Indian Republic
Dr. Zakhir Hussain

The first Prime Minister of India who did not face the Parliament
Charan Singh

The first Field Marshal of India
S.H.F. Manekshaw

The first Indian to get Nobel Prize in Physics
C.V.Raman

The first Indian to receive Bharat Ratna award
Dr. Radhakrishnan

The first Indian to cross English Channel
Mihir Sen

The first Person to receive Jnanpith award
Sri Shankar Kurup

The first Speaker of the Lok Sabha
Ganesh Vasudeva Mavalankar

The first Vice-President of India
Dr. Radhakrishnan

The first Education Minister
Abdul Kalam Azad

The first Home minister of India
Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel

The first Indian Air Chief Marshal
S. Mukherjee

The first Indian Naval Chief
Vice Admiral R.D. Katari

The first Judge of International Court of Justice
Dr. Nagendra Singh

The first person to reach Mt. Everest without oxygen
Sherpa Anga Dorjee

The first person to get Param Vir Chakra
Major Somnath Sharma

The first Chief Election Commissioner
Sukumar Sen

The first person to receive Magsaysay Award
Acharya Vinoba Bhave

The first person of Indian origin to receive Nobel Prize in Medicine
Hargovind Khurana

The first Chinese traveller to visit India
Fahein

The first person to receive Stalin Prize
Saifuddin Kitchlu

The first person to resign from the Central Cabinet
Shyama Prasad Mukherjee

The first person to receive Nobel Prize in Economics
Amartya Sen

The first Chief Justice of Supreme Court
Justice Hirala J. Kania

The first Indian Pilot
J.R.D. Tata (1929)

Last updated on: 29/10/2019

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