Men Personalities: First Male in Indian History

General knowledge list of Indian male personalities known as First for their Special Feature / Unique Activity / Noted Achievement in their life.

Special Feature / Unique Activity / Noted Achievementy Name of personality
First Indian Swimmer who represented India in 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne Shamsher Khan
First Indian to win Mr. World Title Rohit Khandelwal
First Education Minister Abdul Kalam Azad
First Indian to win Magsaysay Award Acharya Vinoba Bhave (1958)
First Indian air Chief of India Air Marshal S. Mukherjee
First person to receive Nobel Prize in Economics Amartya Sen
First Open university Andhra Pradesh Open University
First Muslim President of Indian National Congress Badruddin Tayab Ji
First Indian to win Palk- Strait Ocean Swimming Contest Baidyanath Nath
First Indian recipient of ‘Oscar Award’ Bhanu Athaiya
First President of Indian National Congress C. Banerjee
First Indian Governor general of Independent India or Indian Union  (21 June,1948 – 25 Jan, 1950) C.Rajgopalachari
First Indian Scientist to get Nobel Prize (Physics) C.V. Raman
First Prime Minister of India who did not face the Parliament Charan Singh
First Indian to reach the south Pole Col. I.K.Bajaj
First Asian Games organized Delhi (in 1951)
First Indian recipient of Nobel Prize in Economics Dr. Amartya Sen
First Scientist Indian origin, to get Nobel prize in the field of Medical Science Dr. Hargovind Khurana
First Indian Judge of the international Court of Justice Dr. Nagendra Singh
First Vice-President of India Dr. Radhakrishnan
First Vice-President of India
First president of Constituent Assembly Dr. Rajendra Prasad
First president of Indian Republic
First temporary president of the Constituent Assembly Dr. Sachchida Nand Sinha
First Muslim President of Indian Republic Dr. Zakir Hussain
First President of India to die in office
First American president to visit India Dwight David Eisenhower
First Chinese pilgrim to visit India Fa-hien
First Indian to get Jnanpeeth Award G. Shankar Kurup
First Speaker of Lok Sabha (1952-57) G.V. Mavlankar
First Commander-in-chief of free India General K.M. Cariappa
First Chief of Army Staff General M.Rajendra Singh
First field Marshal General S.F.J. Manekshaw
First person of Indian origin to receive Nobel Prize in Medicine Hargovind Khurana
First British Prime Minister to visit India Harold Mc Millon
First person of submit the proposal of Indian independence in a congress Session Hasrat Mohani
First British to visit India Hawkins
First Test Tube Baby of India Indira (Baby Harsha)
First Indian Prime Minister to loose an election Indira Ghandi
First Indian Pilot J.R.D. Tata (1929)
First person to make printing press popular in India James Hicky
First Chief justice of India Justice Hiralal J. Kania
First foreigner recipient of Bharat Ratna Award Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan
Last Governor General Lord Canning
First viceroy of India
First Governor General of India after Independence (15 Aug, 1947 -20 June,1948) Lord Louis Mountbatten
The First British Governor General of Bengal (1774-1885) Lord Warren Hasting
First Governor General of India  (1833-35) Lord William Bentic
First Indian to reach Antarctica (1960) Lt. Ram Charan
First person to get Paramvir Chakra Major Somnath Sharma
First Education Minister of Independent India Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad
The First Indian( man ) to swim across the English Channel Mihir Sen
First Indian Prime Minister to resign from office Morarji Desai
First man to climb Mt. Everest twice Nawang Gombu
First Lok Sabha Member to be elected with a record Maximum number of votes P.V. Narasimha Rao
First Prime Minister of Independent India Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru
First Indian Nobel Laureate Rabindra Nath Tagore
First Governor General of Independent India Rajgopalachari (21.06.1948 – 25.01.1950
First man go to in Space Rakesh Sharma
First Indian author to get Anderson Award Ruskin Bond
First Indian Air Chief Marshal S. Mukherjee
First Field Marshal of India S.H.F. Manekshaw
First Indian Member of the Viceroy’s executive council S.P.Sinha
First Indian to win Stalin Award Saiffudin Kichlu
First Indian Space Tourist Santosh George
First Home Minister of Independent India Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel
First Deputy prime Minister of India
First Indian I.C.S. Officer Satyaendra Nath Tagore
First Indian to get Jnanpeeth Award Shankar Kurup
First Indian to climb Mt. Everest without using Oxygen cylinder Sherpa Phu Dorji
First minister to resign form Union Cabinet (1950) Shyama Prasad Mukherjee
First Scientist of Indian origin to win Nobel prize in Physics Subrahmanium Chandrasekhar
First Election Commissioner Sukumar Sen
First Indian to pass I.C.S. Surendra Nath Benerjee
First chief of Naval Staff of India Vice- Admiral R.D Katari
First president of Indian National Congress W.C. Banerjee
First Indian to win world Billiards Trophy Wilson ones
First male to swim the Palk Strait in 1954 Murugapillai Navratnaswami
First officer of the Indian Air Force to be promoted to five-star rank Arjan Singh
first Indian to join the Indian Civil Service Satyendranath Tagore
First Indian to complete Ironman triathlon Nishit Biniwale
First Indian man to win the Booker Prize Aravind Adiga
First Indian to lead a successful expedition that climbed Mount Everes Avtar Singh Cheema
First winner of the Jnanpith Award G. Sankara Kurup
First Indian Oscar winner for best costume design for the film ‘Gandhi’ in 1982 Bhanu Athaiya
First Indian to win an Oscar in the technical category Resul Pookutty
Winner of first Indian Olympic Individual medal K. D. Jadhav
First awardee of Padma Vibhushan Satyendra Nath Bose
First Indian chess male player Viswanathan Anand
First pilot license by Federation Aeronautique International Jehangir Ratanji Dadabhoy Tata
First Indian male shuttler to win a gold at the Commonwealth Games Parupalli Kashyap
First Indian to be Vice-Chairman of Bank for International Settlements Raghuram Rajan
First Indian to be ranked world No.1 in junior badminton Aditya Joshi
First pro-boxing bout Vijender Singh
First male cricketer to score double hundred in ODIs Sachin Tendulkar
First man who was chosen as UN Women’s Goodwill Ambassador Farhan Akhtar
First cricketer to score triple hundred in Test Matches Virender Sehwag
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Men Personalities: First Male in Indian History
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