List of the First Indians (male & female): General Knowledge of Various Posts & Achievements

list of first indians

General knowledge about India. Check out the list of the first Indians (male & female) who hold various posts and had created history. Since general knowledge is an important part of SSC-CGL Tier-l examination, hope this first Indians list will help you for preparing this topic. If I forget to mention any important name, dear readers, please write down their name in the comment section below the post.

list of the first indians including male and female who creates history

List of the First Indians (male):


First Governor of Bengal

Lord Clive (1757-1760)

Last Governor of Bengal

Warren Hastings (1772-1774)

First Governor General of Bengal

Warren Hastings (1774-1785)

First Governor General​​ of India

Lord William Bentic (1833-35)

Last Governor General of India

Lord Canning (1856-62)

First Viceroy of India

Lord Canning

First President of Indian National Congress


First Governor General of Independent India

Lord Louis​​ Mountbatten​​ 

(15th Aug 1947 - 20th June 1948)

First Deputy Prime Minister of India

Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel

First Indian to pass ICS

Surendra Nath Banerjee

First Indian ICS officer

Satyendra Nath Tagore

First Indian Governor General of Independent​​ India

C.Rajagopalachari (1948-50)

First Indian to go into space

Rakesh Sharma

First India Nobel Laureate

Rabindra Nath Tagore

First Indian receipient of Nobel Prize in Economics

Dr. Amartya Sen

First Indian Judge of the International Court of Justice​​ (ICJ)

Dr. Nagendra Singh

First Indian to get the Bharat Ratna Award

Dr. S. Radhakrishnan

The First President of Constituent Assembly

Dr. Rajendra Prasad

First Indian to swim across the English Channel

Mihir Sen

First Muslim President of Indian Republic

Dr. Zakir Hussain

First speaker of Lok Sabha


First Education Minister of India after independence

Maulana Abul Kalam Azad

First President of Indian Republic

Dr. Rajendra Prasad

First Prime Minister of Independent India

Pt. Jawahar Lal​​ Nehru

First Home Minister of Independent India

Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel

First Indian scientist to get Nobel Prize

C.V. Raman (Physics)

First scientist of Indian origin, to get Nobel Prize in Medical Science

Dr. Hargovind Khurana

First Chinese pilgrim​​ to visit India


First Indian to win Stalin award

Saiffudin Kichlu

India’s first Election Commissioner

Sukumar Sen

First Muslim President of Indian National Congress

Badruddin Tayab Ji

First Chief Justice of India

Justice Hiralal J. Kania

First​​ Indian to climb Mt. Everest

Avtar Singh Cheema (1933–89)

First Indian to climb Mt. Everest without Oxygen cylinder

Sherpa Phu Dorji

First man to climb Mt. Everest twice

Nawang Gombu

First Indian to reach Antarctica

Lt. Ram Charan (1960)

First Indian​​ Pilot

J.R.D. Tata

First Indian recipient of ‘Oscar Award’

Bhanu Athaiya

First Test Tube baby of India

Indira (Baby Harsha)

First American President to visit India

Dwight David Eisenhower

First Indian author to get Anderson Award

Ruskin Bond

First​​ Indian Space tourist

Santosh George



Superlatives of the World - Biggest, Longest, Largest, Tallest etc.


List of the First Indians (female):

India’s first woman Prime Minister

Smt. Indira Gandhi

India’s first woman President

Smt. Pratibha Patil

India’s first woman Governor

Sarojini Naidu

India’s first woman ruler (on Delhi’s​​ throne)

Razia Sultan

First woman IPS Officer of India

Kiran Bedi

First woman President of INC

Annie Besant

First woman judge of the Supreme Court

Meera Sahib Fatima Bibi

First Indian woman to get the Ashok Chakra

Neerja Bhanot

First Indian woman​​ ambassador of UN

Vijayalakshmi Pandit

First Indian woman to get the Nobel Prize

Mother Teresa (1979)

First Indian woman to climb the Mt. Everest

Bachendri Pal

First Indian woman to climb the Mt. Everest twice

Santosh Yadav

First Indian woman to become​​ ‘Miss World’

Miss Reita Faria

First Indian woman to become ‘Miss Universe’

Sushmita Sen

First Indian woman to swim across English Channel

Arati Saha

First Indian woman to get ‘Bharat Ratna’

Smt. Indira Gandhi​​ (1971)

First Indian woman to win WTA Title

Sania​​ Mirza

India’s first woman Airline Pilot

Durga Banerjee

First Indian woman to win a Gold in Asian Games

Kamaljeet Sandhu​​ (1970)*

First Indian woman to win the ‘Booker Prize’

Arundhati Roy​​ (1997)**

First Indian woman musician to get ‘Bharat Ratna’

M.S. Subbulakshmi​​ (1998)

First Indian woman to go into the Space

Kalpana Chawla


*​​ Kamaljeet Sandhu​​ is a former woman Indian athlete who won gold medal at 1970 Bangkok Asian Games in 400 m race. She ran the distance in 57.3 seconds

**​​ Arundhati Roy​​ (born on November 24, 1961) won the Booker prize for her brilliant and poetic novel “The God of Small Things” in the year 1997 making her the first Indian to receive the prestigious award.



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