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Firsts in India...

First British Governor General
Warren Hastings

First British Governor General of Independent India
Lord Mountbatten

First Chief Justice of India
Hiralal J Kania

First Commander-in-Chief of Free India
General K M Cariappa

First Chief of Air Staff
Air Marshal Sir Thomos Elmhirst

First Indian Air Chief
Air Marshal S Mukherjee

First Chief of Army Staff
General M Rajendra Singh

First Chief of Naval Staff
Vice Admirial R D Katari

First Cosmonaut
Sqn Ldr Rakesh Sharma

First Field Marshal
SPFJ Manekshaw

First Governor-General of Indian Union
C Rajagopalachari

First Indian to get an Oscar
Bhanu Athaiya

First Indian to reach the South Pole
Col I K Bajaj

First Indian ICS Officer
Satyendra Nath Tagore

First Indian Man to swim across the English Channel
Mihir Sen

First Indian Woman to swim across the English Channel
Miss Arati Saha

First Magsaysay Award Winner
Acharya Vinod Bhave

First Nobel Prize Winner
Rabindra Nath Tagore

First President of the Indian National Congress
W C Benerjee

First Woman President of the Indian National Congress
Annie Besant

First Prime Minister of India
Jawaharlal Nehru

First Deputy Prime Minister of India
Vallabhbhai Patel

First Talkie Film
Alam Ara (1931)

First Woman Prime Minister
Indira Gandhi

First Woman Central Minister
Rajkumari Amrit Kaur

First Woman Chief Minister of a State
Mrs Sucheta Kripalani

First Woman Governor
Mrs Sarojini Naidu

First Woman Minister
Mrs Vijayalakshmi Pandit(U.P)

First Woman Speaker of a State Assembly
Mrs Shanno Devi

First Woman Airline Pilot
Durga Banerjee

First Woman to Win Asiad Gold
Kamlijit Sandhu

First Woman Judge of Supreme Court
Meera Sahib Fatima Beevi

First Woman IPS Officer
Kiran Bedi

First Woman to Win Miss Universe Tile
Ms Susmita Sen

First Woman to Win Noble Prize
Mother Teresa

First Woman to become Miss World
Reita Faria

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