The first chairman of the National Human Rights Commission of India

Justice Ranganath Misra

The first Lokpal of India

Justice P. C. Ghosh

The first batsman to score three test century in three successive tests on debut

Mohd. Azharuddin

The first batsman to score double century in One Day International cricket match

Sachin Tendulkar

The first man to have climbed Mount Everest twice

Nawang Gombu

The first President of Indian Republic

Dr. Rajendra Prasad

The first Prime Minister of free India

Jawaharlal Nehru

The first Indian to win Nobel Prize

Rabindranath Tagore

The first president of Indian National Congress

W. C. Banerjee

The first Muslim President of Indian National Congress

Badruddin Tayyabji

The first Muslim President of India

Dr. Zakir Hussain

The first British Governor General of India

Lord William Bentinck

The first British Viceroy of India

Lord Canning

The first Governor General of free India

Lord Mountbatten

The first and the last Indian Governer General of free India

C. Rajgopalachari

The first man who introduce printing press in India

James Hicky

The first Indian to join the I.C.S.

Satendranath Tagore

The first Indian man in space

Rakesh Sharma

The first Prime Minister of India who resigned without completing the full term

Morarji Desai

The first Indian Commander-in-Chief of India

General Cariappa

The first Cheif of Army Staff

Gen. Maharaj Rajendra Singhji

The first Indian member of the Viceroy’s executive council

S. P. Sinha

The first President of India who died while in office

Dr. Zakir Hussain

The first Prime Minister of India who did not face the Parliament

Charan Singh

The first Field Marshal of India

S. H. F. Manekshaw

The first Indian to get Nobel Prize in Physics

C. V. Raman

The first Indian to receive Bharat Ratna award

Dr. S. Radhakrishnan

The first Indian to cross English Channel

Mihir Sen

The first person to receive Gyanpith award

Sri Shankar Kurup

The first Speaker of the Lok Sabha

Ganesh Vasudev Mavalankar

The first Vice-President of India

Dr. Radhakrishnan

The first Education Minister

Abul Kalam Azad

The first Home Minister of India

Sardar Vallabha Bhai Patel

The first Indian Air Chief Marshal

Subroto Mukerjee

The first Indian Naval Chief

Vice Admiral R. D. Katari

The first judge of International Court of Justice

Dr. Nagendra Singh

The first person to receive Paramveer Chakra

Major Somnath Sharma

The first person to reach Mt. Everest without oxygen

Sherpa Anga Dorjee

The first Chief Election Commissioner

Sukumar Sen

The first person to receive Magsaysay Award

Achrya Vinoba Bhave

The first person of Indian origin to receive Nobel Prize in Medicine

Hargovind Khurana

The first Chinese traveller to visit India

Fahein

The first person to receive Stalin Prize

Saifuddin Kitchlu

The first person to resign from the central cabinate

Shyama Prasad Mukharji

The first foreigner to receive Bharat Ratna

Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan

The first person to receive Nobel Prize in Economics

Amartya Sen

The first Chief Justice of Supreme Court

Justice Hiralal J. Kania

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