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List of First in India PDF (Male & Female)

List of First in India PDF (Male & Female) - This list will be very important for those students who mainly prepare for competitive exams like SSC, CGL, CHSL, UPSC, IAS, Railways, Banking CDS IBPS, SBI, State PCS, and other competitive exams. And if you are a citizen of India, then this list of firsts in India is very important for you, because we should have complete information about India. Let's see the list of first in India (Male and Female). You can download the list of first in India as a PDF.

List of First in India - Male

  1. First Sikh President of India → Giani Zail Singh
  2. First Medium Range Missile → Agni
  3. First Indian PM to lose an election → Indira Gandhi
  4. First Indian recipient of Oscar Award → Bhanu Athaiya
  5. First Finance Minister of Indian → RK Shanmukham Chetty
  6. First Indian to win Magsaysay Award → Acharya Vinoba Bhave
  7. India's first Open University → Andhra Pradesh Open University
  8. First British PM to visit India → Harold McMillan
  9. First Indian space tourist → Santosh George
  10. First Atomic Submarine of India → INS Chakra
  11. First sportsperson to get Bharat Ratna → Sachin Tendulkar
  12. First to reach South pole → Col J.K. Bajaj
  13. First Chief Minister to die in office → CN Annadurai (TN)
  14. The first and the last Indian to be Governor-General of Free India → C. Rajagopalachari
  15. The first man who introduced the printing press in free India → James Hickey
  16. First Indian to Join → I.C.S. → Satyendranath Tagore
  17. India's first man in Space → Rakesh Sharma
  18. The first PM in India who resigned without completing the full term → Morarji Desai
  19. The first Indian to receive Jnanpith Award → Sri Sankara Kurup
  20. The first Speaker of the Lok Sabha → Ganesh Vasudev Mavalankar
  21. The First Vice-president of India → Dr. Radhakrishnan
  22. The first Education Minister → Abul Kalam Azad
  23. The first Home Minister of India → Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
  24. The first Indian Air Chief Marshal → S. Mukherjee
  25. The first Indian Naval Chief → Vice Admiral R.D. Katari
  26. The first Judge of ICJ → Sir B.N. Rau
  27. The first person to resign from the central cabinet → Shyam Prasad Mukherjee
  28. The first Chief of the Army Staff → General Cariappa
  29. The first chief of the Army Staff → General Maharaj Rajendra Singh ji
  30. The first Indian member of the Viceroy's Executive Council → S.P. Sinha
  31. The first President of India who died while in office → Dr. Zakir Hussain
  32. The first PM of India who did not face the parliament → Charan Singh
  33. The first Field Marshal of India → S.H.F. Manekshaw
  34. The first Indian to get Nobel Prize in Physics → C.V. Raman
  35. The first Indian to receive Bharat Ratna Award → Dr. Radhakrishnan
  36. The first Indian to cross the English Channel → Mihir Sen
  37. First Muslim President of INC → Badruddin Tayyabji
  38. First Muslim President of India → Dr. Zakir Hussain
  39. First British Governor-General of India → Lord William Bentinck
  40. The first British Viceroy of India → Lord Canning 
  41. The first Governor-General of free India → Lord Mountbat
  42. The first foreigner to receive Bharat Ratna → Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan
  43. The first person to receive Nobel Prize in Economics → Amartya Sen
  44. The first Chief Justice of Supreme Court → Justice Hiralal J. Kania
  45. First Indian Pilot → JRD Tata 
  46. First Indian scientist to receive Nobel Prize in Chemistry → Venkatraman Ramakrishnan
  47. First Indian born to get Nobel prize in peace → Kailash Satyarthi
  48. The first person to receive Param Vir Chakra → Major Somnath Sharma
  49. The first person to reach Mt. Everest without oxygen → Sherpa Phu Dorjee
  50. The first chief Election Commissioner → Sukumar sen
  51. The first person to receive Magsaysay Award → Acharya Vinoba Bhave
  52. The first person of Indian origin to receive Nobel Prize in Medicine → Hargobind Khurana
  53. The first Chinese traveler to visit India → Fa Hien
  54. The first person to receive Stalin Prize → Saifuddin Kitchlu
  55. The first president of the Indian Republic → Dr. Rajendra Prasad
  56. The first PM of Free India → Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru
  57. First Indian to win Nobel Prize → Rabindranath Tagore
  58. The first president of INC → W.C. Banerjee ten
  59. First Atomic Submarine of India → INS Chakra
  60. The first Asian games organized → Delhi
  61. First American president to visit India → Dwight David Eisenhower 
  62. First Indian Cosmonaut → Rakesh Sharma
  63. First Indian Nuclear Center → Tarapur
  64. First test-tube baby of India → Indira (Baby Harsha)
  65. First Indian to reach Antarctica → Lt. Ram Charan
  66. First Deputy PM of Indian → Sardar Vallabhai Patel
  67. First Indian to win world Billiards Trophy → Wilson Jones
  68. First Law Minister of India → B.R. Ambedkar
  69. First Indian to win Mr. World Title (Mr. Universe) → Rohit Khandelwal (Monotosh Roy in 1951) 
  70. The first president of the Constituent Assembly → Dr. Rajendra Prasad
  71. First temporary President of the Constituent Assembly → Dr. Sachchidananda Sinha
  72. The first person to submit the proposal of Indian independence in a congress session → Hasrat Mohani
  73. First Indian author to get Anderson Award → Ruskin Bond
  74. First Indian to complete the Ironman triathlon → Nishit Biniwale
  75. Winner of first Indian Olympic Individual Medal → K.D. Jadhav
  76. First Pro-boxing bout → Vijender Singh
  77. First male cricketer to score double hundred in ODIs → Sachin Tendulkar
  78. Triple century in Test cricket → Virender Sehwag
  79. First Indian Sound film → Alam Ara directed by Ardeshir Irani
  80. The First Indigenously made color film →Kisan Kanya directed by Modi B
  81. First Banned file in India → Neel Akasher Neechey
  82. First Post Office opened in India → Kolkata (1727) 
  83. India's first University → Nalanda University 
  84. First Leader of Opposition → AK Gopalan 
  85. Indian MD of World Bank → Gautam Kazi
  86. Governor of RBI → Sir Osborne Smith
  87. First Indian to get Grammy Award → Pandit Ravishankar
  88. Posthumously Bharat Ratna Award → L.B. Shastri

List of First in India - Female

  1. The first Indian woman to be awarded the Bharat Ratna → Smt. Indira Gandhi
  2. The first lady Governor of an Indian state → Smt. Sarojini Naidu
  3. The first lady Chief Minister of State → Smt. Sucheta Kripalani
  4. The first lady Central minister of the country → Smt. Rajkumari Amrit Kaur
  5. The first woman president of the Indian National Congress  → Annie Besant
  6. The first Indian woman to swim the English Channel → Aarti Saha
  7. The first Indian woman to win an Olympic medal → Karnam Malleswari
  8. The first Indian woman to win an Asiad medal → Kamaljit Sandhu
  9. The first Indian woman to receive a gallantry award in the Indian Army (Sena Medal for her acts of bravery in Afghanistan)  → Major Mitali Madhumita
  10. The first Indian woman to win the Miss Asia →Pacific title → Zeenat Aman
  11. The first woman to become the Chief Election Commissioner  → Mrs Rama Devi
  12. The first woman to be appointed Chief Justice of a state High Court  → Justice Leila Seth
  13. The first woman to be appointed judge of the Supreme Court  → Justice M Fatima Beevi
  14. The first Indian woman to win the Miss Universe title → Sushmita Sen
  15. The first Indian woman to win the Miss World title → Reita Faria
  16. The first Indian woman to win the Miss Earth title → Nicol Faria
  17. First Woman to win Nobel Peace Prize → Mother Teresa (1979)
  18. First Indian Woman to climb Mount Everest →Bachendri Pal (1984)
  19. First Indian Woman to win Booker Prize → Arundhati Roy (1997)
  20. First Woman President  →Pratibha Patil (2007)
  21. First Woman Speaker of Lok Sabha →Meira Kumar (2009)
  22. The first Indian woman to join the Territorial Army as a jawan  → Shanti Tigga
  23. The first Indian woman to be appointed as the Chief Information Commissioner  → Deepak Sandhu
  24. The first woman to be appointed the Speaker of Lok Sabha is  → Mrs Meira Kumar
  25. The first woman president of UN General Assembly  → Mrs Vijayalaxmi Pandit
  26. The first Indian woman to be appointed as the Minister of External Affairs of India  → Sushma Swaraj. (Note: Mrs. Indira Gandhi held the additional charge as Minister of External Affairs while being the Prime Minister of India.)
  27. The first Indian woman to ski to the South Pole  → Reena Kaushal DharmaShaktu
  28. First Women's University →Maharshi Karve starts SNDT University in Pune with five students in 1916.
  29. First Indian woman to cross Gibraltar Strait to swim. → Aarti Pradhan
  30. The first woman to win ‘Shati Swaroop Bhatnagar’ Prize → Aashima Chatarjee
  31. First Indian Women To Play English Football → Aditi Chauhan
  32. First female celebrity wax statue in European Museum → Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
  33. The first woman to win ‘Sahitya Academic Prize → Amruta Preetam
  34. First Woman Prime Minister of India →Indira Gandhi (1966)
  35. First Woman IPS Officer of India →Kiran Bedi (1972)
  36. First Woman Ambassador → Miss C.B. Muthamma
  37. First Woman Air Vice Marshal  → P. Bandyopadhyay
  38. First &Last Muslim Woman ruler of Delhi  →Razia Sultana
  39. First Woman to receive Ashoka Chakra  →Neerja Bhanot
  40. First Woman to receive Bharat Ratna  →Indira Gandhi
  41. First Woman to receive Gyanpith Award  →Ashapurna Devi
  42. First Woman to Climb Mount Everest twice →Santosh Yadav
  43. First Woman Chairman of Union Public Service Commission →Roze Millian Bethew
  44. First Woman Director General of Police (DGP) →Kanchan Chaudhary Bhattacharya
  45. First Woman Lieutenant General → Puneeta Arora
  46. First Indian woman who reached Antarctica → Mahel Musa
  47. First Indian woman who become an individual member of International Olympic Committee → Nita Ambani (2016)
  48. First Indian Woman to win WTA Title → Sania Mirza
  49. First Indian Woman Airline Pilot → Durba Banerjee
  50. First Indian Woman President of INC →Sarojini Naidu
  51. First Woman Musician to get Bharat Ratna → MS Subbulakshmi
  52. First Indian Woman to go to space → Kalpana Chawla
  53. First Indian woman athlete to bag a medal at the Paralympics → Deepa Malik
  54. First Indian woman to be honoured with Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) life membership  →Anjum Chopra
  55. First Indian woman to win an Olympic Silver Medal in Badminton → P.V. Sindhu
  56. A first female judge in India of the district court in the year 1937 and also the First woman in India to become a high court judge in 1959 →Anna Chandi
  57. First female Indian Administrative Service officer of India →Anna Rajam George (Malhotra)
  58. First woman head paramilitary force →Archana Ramasundaram
  59. The first woman to win Lenin Peace Prize →Aruna Aasif Ali
  60. First woman chair of State Bank of India (206 Year Old Bank) →Arundhati Bhattacharya
  61. First Indian women chess player holding the title of Woman International Master →Bhagyashree Thipsay
  62. The first woman to join the INDIAN FOREIGN SERVICE in 1949, the First Indian female Ambassador/ High Commissioner  → C. B. Muthamma
  63. First woman Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of India’s leading stock exchange National Stock Exchange → Chitra Ramakrishna
  64. First female Foreign Secretary  → CHOKILA IYER
  65. A first female advocate from India and the First woman to study law at Oxford  → Cornelia Sorabji
  66. First female cyclist from the country to reach the heights of fourth place in the UCI individual world ranking → Deborah Herold
  67. First woman Air Marshal of the Indian Air Force. She is the second woman in the Indian armed forces to be promoted to a three-star rank → Dr. Padmavathy Bandopadhyay
  68. First woman president of India’s apex chamber of commerce, ASSOCHAM → Dr. Swati Piramal
  69. First woman Chairperson of Indian Science Congress  → Dr. Asima Chatterjee
  70. The first woman to win Norman Borlogue Prize (1992)  → Dr. Amruta Patel
  71. First actress of Indian Cinema → Durgabai Kamat
  72. First female film director of Indian cinema  → Fatima Begum
  73. First woman Major General in Indian Army  → G. M. Ram
  74. First test-tube baby →Harsha
  75. First Indian Pistol shooter to be ranked World No.1 by ISSF →Heena Sidhu
  76. First Indian woman IPS officer and First woman to get the Raman magsaysay prize for public service →Kiran Bedi
  77. First Indian woman to win the gold medal at 1970 Asian games in 400 meter race. → Kamaljeet Sandhu
  78. First woman editor of First woman’s magazine (Indian Ladies magazine, 1901) → Kamla Swaminathan
  79. First woman Barrister in India of Allahabad High Court →Cornelia Sorabji
  80. The first female commanding officer of Netaji Subhas Bose’s Azad Hind Fauj (Indian National Army) →Lakshmi Sahgal
  81. First female army captain →Lakshmi Sehgal
  82. First woman boxer to win a gold medal at the Olympics and First woman World Boxing Champion for five times →M C Mary Kom
  83. First woman Musician to get ‘Bharat Ratna’ and First woman to perform in United Nations Organization →M.S. Subbulakshmi
  84. The first and only woman to participate in three games (Cricket, Hockey and Basketball) → Shirine Khusaro Kiyash
  85. First woman chairperson of the planning commission and First Indian woman to get Bharat Ratna  → Smt. Indira Gandhi
  86. First woman Chairperson of National Woman Commission  → Smt. Jayanti Patnaik
  87. First woman Deputy Chairperson of legislative assembly  → Smt. Shanno Devi
  88. First female editor on The Hindu newspaper → Malini Parthasarathy
  89. First Indian Woman Minister of Indian Railways → Mamata Banerjee
  90. First Female Olympian and Double International → Mary Dsouza
  91. The first woman became permanent Judge of the High Court → Meera Sahib Fatima Bibi
  92. First Indian woman to become ‘Miss World’ → Miss Reita Faria
  93. First female officer to receive the Sena Medal for gallantry  → Mitali Madhumita
  94. First female cricketer to win Wisden India Cricketers of the Year recognition  → Mithali Raj
  95. The first woman awarded by ‘Arjuna Prize’ for Hockey game  → N. Lamsaden
  96. First Indian woman to graduate from the Harvard Business School  → Naina Lal Kidwai
  97. First Indian woman to join the Indian Army  → Priya Jhingan
  98. First woman chairperson of the U.P.S.C.  → Rose Million Bethews
  99. First Indian woman to win WTA Title  → Sania Mirza
  100. First woman minister of Independent India and First Indian woman president of Indian National Congress  → Sarojini Naidu
  101. First female teachers for girls in India  → Savitribai Phule
  102. First female winner of the popular music reality show Indian Idol  → Sourabhee Debbarma
  103. First Woman commissioned Officer in IAF  → Squadron Leader Urmila Bheeman
  104. The first woman to cross the Gobi desert  → Sucheta Kriplani
  105. First Woman Fighter Pilot of India!, First civilian woman to fly the F-16IN Super-Viper, First woman in the world to fly the MiG-35  → Suman Sharma
  106. The first woman to make world record in Powerlifting →Sumita Laha
  107. First woman kabaddi coach to win Dronacharya Award →Sunil Dabas
  108. First woman cricket coach → Sunita Sharma
  109. The first female train driver for the Indian Railways in India and in Asia also. →Surekha Shankar Yadav
  110. First Indian woman to become ‘Miss Universe’ → Sushmita Sen
  111. The first girl to win 5 silver medals in a pre-junior Chess competition, London →Taniya Sachdev
  112. First woman mayor of Madras city. The Government of India awarded her the civilian
  113. The honor of the Padma Bhushan in 1967. →Tara Cherian
  114. First woman Chairperson of Import →Export Bank →Tarajani Vakeel
  115. First woman English writer in India →Toaru Dutt
  116. The first woman to complete the round of the world by boat in 1988. →Ujjavala Patil
  117. First woman M.B.B.S. (1889, Kolkata Medical College) →Vadhu Mukhi Bose, Virginia Mitter
  118. First Indian President of the United Nations General Assembly in 1953 and Ambassador at
  119. United Nations in 1947 → Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit
  120. The first woman to get Military Medal  → Vimla Devi
  121. First Indian film actress acted in the First Indian talkie movie Alam Ara  → Zubeida Begum Dhanrajgir
  122. The first woman and the first author to write a book on Autism in India  → Sumita Bose
  123. India’s first female national racing champion  → Alisha Abdullah
  124. India’s First Female Bronze Medalist Sydney 2000 Olympics  → Karnam Malleswari
  125. India’s First Female Commando Trainer  → Dr. Seema Rao

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