Thursday, April 17, 2014

First in India - Men

First Indian to swim across the English Channel ----Mihir Sen
First to Climb Mount Everest ------Tenzing Norgay
First to climb Mount Everest without Oxygen -----------Phy Dorjee
First Indian to join I.C.S. (I.C.S. now IAS) ---------Satyendra Nath Tagore
First Indian to get Nobel Prize ----------Rabindra Nath Tagore
First Indian in Space (first Indian cosmonaut) -------------Sqn. Ldr. Rakesh Sharma
First British Governor General ----------Warren Hastings
First Governor General of Free India ------------Lord Mountbatten
First and the last Governor General of free India -----------C. Rajagopalachari
First President of India ------------Dr. Rajendra Prasad
First Vice-President of India ------------Dr. S. Radhakrishnan
First Muslim President of India ------------Dr. Zakir Hussain
First Sikh President of India ------------Giani Zail Singh
First Prime Minister ------------Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru
First Speaker of Lok Sabha ------------G.V. Mavlankar
First Chief Justice of India Justice ------------H.L. Kania
First President of Indian National Congress ------------W.C. Bannerjee
First Indian to become member of Viceroy's Executive Council ------------Lord S.P. Sinha
First Indian to become President of International Court of Justice ------------Dr. Nagendra Singh
First Emperor of Moghul Dynasty ------------Babar
First Field Marshal ------------S.H.F.J. Manekshaw
First Indian Commander-in-Chief of India ------------Gen. K.M. Cariappa
First Chief of the Army Staff (Indian) ------------Sinhji
First Chief of the Naval Staff (Indian) ------------Vice Admiral R.D. Katari
First Chief of the Air Force Staff (India) ------------Subroto Mukherjee
First Indian in British Parliament ------------Dada Bhai Nauroji
First Indian recipient of Victoria Cross (highest award before independence)------------Khudada Khan
First Indian to circumnavigate the globe ------------Lt. Col K.S. Rao
First Indian to reach the South Pole ------------Col J.K. Bajaj (1989)
First Indian to make a solo air flight ------------JRD Tata
First Indian to visit England ------------Raja Rammohan Roy (1832)
First Indian Member of House of Lords (British) ------------Lord S.P. Sinha
First Bar-at-Law ------------J.M. Tagore
First Chairman of Rajya Sabha ------------Dr. S. Radhakrishnan (1952 - 62)
First Indian Test Cricketer ------------K.S. Ranjitsingh
First Air Marshall ------------Arjan Singh
First Judge to face impeachment in the Lock Sabha Justice ------------V.Ramaswami (1993)
Fastest Shorthand writer ------------Dr. G.D. Bhist (250 wpm)

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