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FIRST MEN & WOMEN IN INDIA:STATIC GENERAL KNOWLEDGE FOR IBPS, UPSC, SSC, SBI.


S.No

Field

Name of the Person

Birth Place


1

First Governor of Bengal

Lord Robert Clive

England


2

First Governor General of Bengal

Warren Hastings

England


3

First Governor General of India

Lord William Bentinck

England


4

First President of Indian Republic

Dr Rajendra Prasad

Bihar


5

First Field Marshal

Gen SFJ Manekshaw

Punjab


6

First Indian to get Jnanpeeth Award

G Shankar Kurup

Cochin, Kerala


7

First Indian to swim across Indian Channel

Mihir Sen

Bengal, British India


8

First Indian Nobel laureate

Rabindranath Tagore

Kolkata, Bengal


9

First Pilgrim to visit India

Megasthenes

Syria


10

First Chinese Pilgrim to visit India

Fa-Hien

China


11

First Indian Pilot

JRD Tata

Paris, France


12

First man to climb Mt Everest twice

Nawang Gombu

Nepal


13

First Indian Governor General of Independent India

C Rajgopalachari

Thorapalli, Madras Presidency (Now Tamilnadu)


14

First Governor General of India (After Independence)

Lord Louis Mountbatten

England


15

First Commander in Chief of Free India

Gen KM Cariappa

Kodagu, British India (Now Karnataka)


16

First Indian Judge of International Court of Justice

Dr Nagendra Singh

Rajasthan


17

First Indian to receive Bharat Ratna Award

C Rajgopalachari

Thorapalli, Madras Presidency (Now Tamilnadu)


 

 

Dr S Radhakrishanan

Tiruthani, Madras Presidency (Now Tamilnadu)


 

 

C. V. Raman

Trichy, Madras Presidency (Now Tamilnadu)


18

First Muslim President of Indian Republic

Dr Zakir Hussain

Hyderabad, Telangana


19

First Indian to win Palk Strait Ocean Swimming Contest

Baidyanath Nath

 


20

First President of Indian national Congress

Womesh Chunder Bonnerjee

Calcutta, British India (Now Kolkata)


21

First Indian Scientist to get Nobel Prize

CV Raman (Physics)

Trichy, Madras Presidency (Now Tamilnadu)


22

India’s First Chief Election Commissioner

Sukumar Sen

Bengal


23

First Scientist of Indian Origin to get Nobel Prize in the field of Medical Science

Dr Hargovind Khurana

Raipur, Punjab


24

First Scientist of Indian Origin to get Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Venkatraman Ramakrishnan

Cuddalore, Tamilnadu


25

First Indian-born to get Nobel Prize in Peace

Kailash Sathyarthi

Madhya Pradesh


26

First Sports Person to get Bharat Ratna

Sachin Tendulkar

Maharashtra


27

First Chief Minister to die in Office

CN Annadurai,

Tamilnadu


28

First Indian Sound Film Director

Alam Ara, directed by Ardeshir Irani

Pune, Maharashtra


29

First Indigenously made colour film director

Kisan Kanya, directed by Moti B

Sind, Pakistan


30

First Chief Justice of India

Justice Hiralal J kania

Surat, Gujarat


31

First Indian to win Stalin Award

Saiffudin Kichlu

Amritsar, Punjab


32

First Education Minister of Independent India

Maulana Abul Kalam Azad

Saudi Arabia


33

First Prime Minister of Independent India

Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru

Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh


34

First Home Minister of Independent India

Sardar Vallahbhai Patel

 


35

First Vice President of Independent India

Dr S Radhakrishnan

Tiruthani, Madras Presidency (Now Tamilnadu)


36

First Chief of Air Staff

Air Marshal Sir Thomas Elmhirst

England


37

First Indian Air Chief of India

Air Marshal S Mukherjee

Culcutta


38

First Chief of Army Staff

Gen M Rajendra Singh

Katiawar (Now Gujarat)


39

First Chief of Naval Staff of India

Vice Admiral RD Katari

Chingleput, Madras Presidency ( Now Tamilnadu)


40

First Sikh President of India

Gyani Zail Singh

Punjab


41

First Indian to climb Mt Everest without Oxygen Cylinder

Sherpa Phu Dorjee

Nepal


42

First Speaker of Lok Sabha

GV Mavlankar

Vadodara, Gujarat


43

First Indian Male Recipient of Oscar Award

Satyajitray

Calcutta, British India (Now Kolkata)


44

First Finance Minister of India

RK Shanmukham Chetty

Coimbatore, Tamilnadu


45

First Indian to win Ramon Magasaysay Award

Acharya Vinoba Bhave

Raigad, British India


46

First President of India to die in office

Dr Zakir Hussain

Hyderabad, Telangana


47

First British Prime Minister to visit India

Harold Mc Millan

England


48

First Indian Space Tourist

Santosh George

Kerala


49

First Indian to reach South Pole

Col IK Bajaj

Punjab


50

First American President to visit India

Dwight David Eisenhower

USA


51

First Indian Cosmonaut

Rakesh Sharma

Punjab


52

First Indian Prime Minister to resign from Office

Morarji Desai

Gujarat


53

First Foreign recipient of Bharat Ratna

Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan

Pakistan


54

First Indian recipient of Nobel Prize in Economics

Dr Amartya Sen

Kolkata, Bengal


55

First Deputy Prime Minister of India

Sardar Vallabhai Patel

Gujarat


56

First Indian to win World Billiards Trophy

Wilson Jones

Maharashtra


57

First Law Minister of India

BR Ambedkar

Madhya Pradesh



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