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India's First...

• 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
• Finance Minister of India—R. K.
• Auditor General of India—V. Narahari
• Director of CBI— DP Kohli
• National Security Adviser— Brijesh
• Governor of RBI— Sir
• Non-Congress Prime-Minister— Morarji Desai from Janata Party in 1977-79
• British Governor-General of Bengal—Warren-Hastings</p>
• Space traveller—S. Leader-Rakesh
• C. S.—Satendra Nath Tagore
• Woman IAS—Anna Ranjan George, 1950
• Sportsperson to received Bharat Ratna—Sachin Tendulka
• Swimmer who crossed over the English channel by swimming—Mihir Sen
• Woman to swim across the English Channel—Arati Saha, 1959</p>
• Raman-Magsaysay awardee—Acharya Vinoba Bhave</p>
• Novel prize winner—Rabindra Nath Tagore
• Nobel Prize in Physics—C. V. Raman in 1930
• President of National Congress—Vyomesh Chand Banerjee</p>
• Chairman of Lok Sabha—G. B. Mavlankar
• First Woman Chief Minister—Sucheta Kriplani
• Woman Speaker of Lok Sabha—Smt. Meira Kumar, 2009
• Chief Election Commissioner—Sukumar
• Indian Chairman in International Court—Justice Dr. Nagendra Singh
• Foreigner awardee of Bharat Ratna—Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan
• Leader of the Indian Antarctica Mission—Dr. Syed Zahuv Quasim
• Chief Justice of Supreme Court—Justice Hiralal J. Kaniya
• Awarded with ‘Bharat Ratnas’—Dr.Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan, Chakravarti Rajgopalachari, Sir C.B. Raman
• Woman Awarded with ‘Bharat Ratnas’— Indira Gandhi
• Commandeur of the Order of Arts and Letters— Mrinal Sen
• Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letter—Sivaji Ganeshan
• Posthumally Bharat Ratna Awardee—Lal Bahadur Shastri
• Person awarded Bhartiya-Gyan-Peeth Purskar—G. Shankar Kurup (Malayalam–1965)
• Woman awarded with Bhartiya-Gyan-Peeth Purskar—Ashapurna Devi, 1976
• Woman Sahitya Akademi Award Winner—Amrita Pritam, 1956
• Woman Honours Graduate—Kamini Roy
• Woman Director General of Police—Kanchan C Bhattacharya
• Successful Surgeon who transplanted heart—Dr. P. Venugopal
• Woman to received Nobal Prize— Mother Teresa
• Woman Governor—Sarojini Naidu
• Licensed Pilot— J R D Tata
• Woman Air Pilot—Durba Banerjee
• Woman Teacher—Savitribai Phule
• 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
• 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)
• 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)
• Person, who became High Commission in Great Britain—V. K. Krishna-Menon
• Indian who was awarded the Lenin Peace Prize—Dr. Safuddin Kichlu (1952)
• First Indian who contested the election for British Parliament—Lal Mohan Ghose
• Woman Graduates—Kadambini Ganguly and Chandramukhi Basu, 1883
• Woman Chief Justice of High Court—Leila Seth, Himachal Pradesh, 1991
• An Indian, appointed the judge of High Court, during the British period—Ram Prasad Ram
• Indian member of Viceroy Executive Council—Sir. S. P. Sinha
• Leanin Peace Prize— Saifuddin Kitchlew
• Chairman of Finance Commission—K. C. Niogi
• Woman Doctorate of Science—Asima Chatterjee (1944)
• Woman IPS—Kiran Bedi
• Woman Supreme Court judge—Kumari Fathima Beevi
• Indian member of American Congress—Deleep Singh
• Editor of Time Magazine—Bobby Ghosh
• Director of CBI becoming Governor—Ashwani Kumar
• Person to reach the North Pole—Squadron Leader Sanjay Thapar
• Person to reach the South Pole—Col Jatinder Kumar Bajaj
• Nishan-e-Pakistan—Morarji Desai, 1990
• Magsaysay Award—Vinoba Bhave, 1958
• Miss World—Reita Faria in 1966
• Miss Asia Pacific—Zeenat Aman in 1970
• Miss Universe—Sushmita Sen in 1994
• Miss Earth—Nicole Faria in 2010</p>
• Place to get electricity—Darjeeling in 1897
• Sound film—Alam Ara (1931) directed by Ardeshir Irani
• Colour film—Kisan Kanya (1937),directed by Moti B. Gidvani
• Oscar winner—Bhanu Athaiya for Best Costume Design for Gandhi (film) in 1982.
• Dadasaheb Phalke Award—Devika Rani in 1969
• Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters—Sivaji Ganesan
• Test-tube baby—Durga Agarwal, born 1978
• Newspaper—Hickey's Bengal Gazette started in 1760
• First Lady Doctor—Anandibai Joshi
• Satellite—Aryabhata, launched on 19 April 1975
• Man to climb Mt Everest—Tenzing Norgay
• Man to climb Mt Everest without oxygen—Phu Dorjee, 1984
• Woman to climb Mt everest—Bachendri Pal</p>
• District to achieve 100% literacy rate—Ernakulam district, Kerala, 1990
• Captain in Tests—C. K. Nayudu for the 1932 tour of England
• ODI captain—Ajit Wadekar
• Bowler who made hat-trick in Test Cricket—Harbhajan Singh
• Batsman who made 300 runs in test Cricket—Virendra Sehwag
• First Marshal of Indian Air Force—Arjan Singh
• Individual Medal in Olympic games—KD Jadhav
• Grandmaster— Viswanathan Anad
• Woman Grandmaster—Koneru Humpy
• 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 Kumar
• Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge—Srinivasa Ramanujan
• Fellow of the Royal Society—Ardaseer Cursetjee
• Woman External Affairs Minister—Sushma Swaraj