Aryabhata-First Scientific Satellite of India.

Sqn. Ldr. Rakesh Sharma-First Indian to go into space.

Kalpana Chawla-First Indian woman to go into space.

Anna Rajan George-First woman IAS officer (1950).


Ganesh V. Mavalankar-First Speaker of Lok Sabha.

Lord Canning-First Viceroy of India.

Lord Mountbatten-Last Viceroy of India and the First Governor. General of the Dominion of India.

C. Rajagopalachari-First and the last Indian Governor General of free India: First Bharat Ratna Award (1954).


Mother Teresa-First and only Indian Nobel Prize winner for Peace (1979), also received the ‘Bharat Ratna’ (1980) award.

Dr. Rajendra Prasad-First President of the Republic of India.

Dr. Zakir Husain-First Muslim President of Independent India.

Bahadur Shah-II-The last king of the Mughal Empire in India.


Sher Shah Suri-First Muslim King of India.

Pt. Jawahar Lai Nehru-First Prime Minister of India.

Razia Begum-First and the only Muslim Lady who ever sat on the throne of Delhi.

Sardar Vailabh Bhai Patel-First Deputy Prime Minister of India.


W.C. Banerjee-First President of Indian National Congress.

Mrs. Sarojini Naidu-First Lady Governor of a Province in free India.

S.H.F.J. Manekshah-First Field Marshal of India.

C.B. Muthamma-First Woman Ambassador of India.


Miss Bachendri Pal-First Indian Woman to conquer Mt. Everest.

Hiralal J. Kania-First Chief Justice of India.

Mrs. Kiran Bedi-The First Lady I.P.S. Officer in India and first woman to receive the ‘Magsaysay Award’ (1994).

R.D. Katari-First Indian to Command the Indian Navy.


Gen. Kariappa-First Indian Commander-in-Chief of free India.

Rabindra Nath Tagore-First Nobel Prize winner in India for his Gitanjali.

C.V. Raman-First Nobel Prize winner for Physics in India.

Satyajit Ray-First Indian to get Special Oscar Award (1992).

Sir S.P. Sinha-First Indian Member of the Viceroy’s Executive Council.

Mrs. Vijaylaxmi Pandit-First Indian Lady President of the General Assembly of the U.N.O., Minister of U.P.

Nirmal Jit Singh Sekhon-First Air Force Officer to get Param Vir Chakra (posthumously).

Mrs. Indira Gandhi-First Lady Prime Minister of India and the First woman to receive the ‘Bharat Ratna’ 1971.

Mrs. Arti Gupta-First Indian woman to cross the English Channel.

Miss Reita Faria-First Indian girl to be selected ‘Miss World’ (1966).

Various . Sucheta Kriplani-First Lady Chief Minister of an Indian State (C M. of U.P-)-

Satyendra Nath Tagore-First Indian to join ICS.

Tenzing Norgay-First Indian to climb Mt. Everest. He was also the first conqueror of Mt. Everest on May 29, 1953.

Narsimha Rao-First Prime Minister from South India.

Lala Amarnath-First century maker in Test Cricket for India (1933).

Devika Rani-First Dada Saheb Phalke Award winner (1969).