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First Woman to climb mount Everest Bachhendri pal
First Woman of the world to climb mount Everest twice Santosh Yadav
The First President of India Republic Dr. Rajendra Prasad
The First Prime Minister of Free India Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru
The First Woman Prime Minister of India Mrs. Indira Gandhi
The First Indian Air Force Officer to get Param Vir Chaka Nirmal Jit Sekhon (Posthumous)
The First India to win Nobel Prize Dr. Rabindra Nath Tagore
The First President of Indian National Congress W.C. Banerjee
The First Muslim President of India Dr. Zakir Hussain
The First Indian Lady to become ‘Miss World’ Rita Faria
The First Woman Ambassador of India (Miss) C. B. Muthamma
The First Woman President of the United Nations General Assembly Mrs. Vijay Laxami Pandit (1953-54)
The First Woman President of the Indian National Congress Mrs. Annie Besant
First Woman Governor of a Province in Free India Mrs. Sarojini Naidau
The First Woman Chief Minister of an Indian State Mrs. Sucheta Kriplani (C.M. of U.P.)
The First Indian Woman to become Speaker of a State Assembly in India Srimati Shanno Devi (Haryana Assembly)
The First Governor General of Free India Lord Mountbatten
The First and the Last Indian to be the Governor General of India C. Rajgopalachari
The First British Governor General Warren Hastings
The First Indian Commander-in-Chief of India General Cariappa
The First man to introduce Printing Press in India James Hickey
The First Indian member of the Viceroy’s Executive Council S. P. Sinha
The First Indian to join the I.C.S. Satyendra Nath Tagore
The First Field Marshal of India S.H.F.J. Manekshaw
The First Indian to get Nobel Prize for Physics C.V. Raman
The First Indian politician to be sworn in as Chief Minister of a State despite conviction by the court Jayalalithaa (Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu)
India’s First man in space Squadron Leader Rakesh Sharma
The First Prime Minister of India who was assassinated while in office Smt. Indira Gandhi
The first Indian Artificial Satellite to go in space Aryabhatta
First woman judge in Supreme Court Mrs. Meera Sahib Fatima Bibi
First woman Chief Justice of a High Court Mrs. Leela Seth
First woman Chairman of Union Public Service Commission Roze Millian Bethew
The first woman pilot in India Air Force Harita kaur Dayol
The first Indian woman to bag a medal in weightlifting of the Olympic games Karnam Malleshwari (27th Olympic games, Sydney, Australia)
India’s first woman Merchant Navy Officer Sonali Banerjee
The first Dalit Speaker of the Lok Sabha G.M.C. Balyogi
The first Woman Joint Director in the CBI Archana Ramasundaram
The first Scientist President of the Republic of India Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
The first woman President of the Republic of India Pratibha Patil (13th President after Independence)
The first woman cricketer to score double century Mithali Raj
The first Indian woman to be appointed as Civil Police Advisor in the UNO Ms. Kiran Bedi
The first Commander Chief of the Strategic Forces Command Air Marshal Tej Mohan Asthana
The first youngest Mayor of a city Ms. Neeta Sodhi (Mayor of Jamshedpur)
The first woman Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of India K. J. Udeshi (appointed on June 10, 2003)
The first Indian sports lady to register a win in Wimbledon Tennis Sania Mirza (July 2003)
The first Indian sportswoman to win a medal in World Athletics Anju B. George (August 2003, Paris)
The first Indian woman to become the Director General of Police of a State Kanchan Chaudhury Bhattacharya (DGP of Uttarakhand)
The first Indian woman to reach the rank of Lt. General in the armed forces Lt. Gen. Puneeta Arora
The first Indian woman in the world to swim across seven seas and five continents of the world Bula Chaudhury
The Indian lady to become Indian Air Forces first woman Air Marshal Air Marshal Padma Bandopadhyay
The first Indian cricketer to score a century against all the test match playing countries Rahul Dravid
The first Indian to establish a world record in flying to the highest of heights ever reached yet in a hot balloon Vijaypath Singhania (November, 2005, 69852 ft.)
The first lady President of P.H.D.C.C.I. Sushma Barlia
The first person appointed as whole life time Chancellor of a new and biggest Yoga institution in the world at Haridwar (Uttarakhand) Yoga Guru Swami Ramdev appointed Chancellor of Patanjali Yog Pith University on March 6, 2006 by the Government of Uttarakhand.
The first man of Indian origin to become the Governor of a State of the U.S.A. Bobby Jindal (Governor of Louisiana, elected on October 20 2007)
The first Indian woman saint to be canonized by Pope Benedict XVI Sister Alphonsa of the Immaculate Conception, October, 2008
The first Indian woman to become the world’s first woman to fly the mighty Russian MIG-35 fighter jet. Suman Sharma
The first Indian woman to become speaker of the Lok Sabha Smt. Meira Kumar
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Comment by vaibhav rane on Tue, Aug 10th, 2010 at 2:48 PM
The first Indian woman to do Parachute jump without any training over the North pole and Antarctica (South pole). Shital Mahajan
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