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Male Personalities one who revolutionaries ideas shaped the Indian Society by contributing something new which was ever contributed by any Indians. The list is composed of all those human explorations and adventures, expeditions, discoveries and inventions which were made first time in the history of India.
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SR.
No.
Field
Name of the Person
Year
Birth Place
1
First Governor of Bengal
Lord Robert Clive
1758
England
2
First Governor General of Bengal
Warren Hastings
1773
England
3
First Governor General of India
Lord William Bentinck
1828
England
4
First President of Indian Republic
Dr Rajendra Prasad
1950
Bihar
5
First Field Marshal
Gen SFJ Manekshaw
1971
Punjab
6
First Indian to get Jnanpeeth Award
G Shankar Kurup
1965
Cochin, Kerala
7
First Indian to swim across Indian Channel
Mihir Sen
1958
Bengal, British India
8
First Indian Nobel laureate
Rabindranath Tagore
1913
Kolkata, Bengal
9
First Pilgrim to visit India
Megasthenes
302 BC
Syria
10
First Chinese Pilgrim to visit India
Fa-Hien
399
China
11
First Indian Pilot
JRD Tata
1929
Paris, France
12
First man to climb Mt Everest twice
Nawang Gombu
1965
Nepal
13
First Indian Governor General of Independent India
C Rajgopalachari
1948
Thorapalli, Madras Presidency (Now Tamilnadu)
14
First Governor General of India (After Independence)
Lord Louis Mountbatten
1947
England
15
First Commander in Chief of Free India
Gen KM Cariappa
1949
Kodagu, British India (Now Karnataka)
16
First Indian Judge of International Court of Justice
Dr Nagendra Singh
1985
Rajasthan
17
First Indian to receive Bharat Ratna Award
C Rajgopalachari
1954
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
1967
Hyderabad, Telangana
19
First Indian to win Palk Strait Ocean Swimming Contest
Baidyanath Nath


20
First President of Indian national Congress
Womesh Chunder Bonnerjee
1885
Calcutta, British India (Now Kolkata)
21
First Indian Scientist to get Nobel Prize
CV Raman (Physics)
1930
Trichy, Madras Presidency (Now Tamilnadu)
22
India’s First Chief Election Commissioner
Sukumar Sen
1950
Bengal
23
First Scientist of Indian Origin to get Nobel Prize in the field of Medical Science
Dr Hargovind Khurana
1968
Raipur, Punjab
24
First Scientist of Indian Origin to get Nobel Prize in Chemistry
Venkatraman Ramakrishnan
2009
Cuddalore, Tamilnadu
25
First Indian-born to get Nobel Prize in Peace
Kailash Sathyarthi
2014
Madhya Pradesh
26
First Sports Person to get Bharat Ratna
Sachin Tendulkar
2014
Maharashtra
27
First Chief Minister to die in Office
CN Annadurai,
1969
Tamilnadu
28
First Indian Sound Film Director
Alam Ara, directed by Ardeshir Irani
1931
Pune, Maharashtra
29
First Indigenously made colour film director
Kisan Kanya, directed by Moti B
1937
Sind, Pakistan
30
First Chief Justice of India
Justice Hiralal J kania
1950
Surat, Gujarat
31
First Indian to win Stalin Award
Saiffudin Kichlu
1952
Amritsar, Punjab
32
First Education Minister of Independent India
Maulana Abul Kalam Azad
1947
Saudi Arabia
33
First Prime Minister of Independent India
Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru
1947
Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh
34
First Home Minister of Independent India
Sardar Vallahbhai Patel
1947

35
First Vice President of Independent India
Dr S Radhakrishnan
1952
Tiruthani, Madras Presidency (Now Tamilnadu)
36
First Chief of Air Staff
Air Marshal Sir Thomas Elmhirst
1947
England
37
First Indian Air Chief of India
Air Marshal S Mukherjee
1954
Culcutta
38
First Chief of Army Staff
Gen M Rajendra Singh
1955
Katiawar (Now Gujarat)
39
First Chief of Naval Staff of India
Vice Admiral RD Katari
1958
Chingleput, Madras Presidency ( Now Tamilnadu)
40
First Sikh President of India
Gyani Zail Singh
1982
Punjab
41
First Indian to climb Mt Everest without Oxygen Cylinder
Sherpa Phu Dorjee
1984
Nepal
42
First Speaker of Lok Sabha
GV Mavlankar
1952
Vadodara, Gujarat
43
First Indian Male Recipient of Oscar Award
Satyajitray
1992
Calcutta, British India (Now Kolkata)
44
First Finance Minister of India
RK Shanmukham Chetty
1947
Coimbatore, Tamilnadu
45
First Indian to win Ramon Magasaysay Award
Acharya Vinoba Bhave
1958
Raigad, British India
46
First President of India to die in office
Dr Zakir Hussain
1969
Hyderabad, Telangana
47
First British Prime Minister to visit India
Harold Mc Millan
1958
England
48
First Indian Space Tourist
Santosh George
2008
Kerala
49
First Indian to reach South Pole
Col IK Bajaj
1989
Punjab
50
First American President to visit India
Dwight David Eisenhower
1959
USA
51
First Indian Cosmonaut
Rakesh Sharma
1984
Punjab
52
First Indian Prime Minister to resign from Office
Morarji Desai
1979
Gujarat
53
First Foreign recipient of Bharat Ratna
Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan
1987
Pakistan
54
First Indian recipient of Nobel Prize in Economics
Dr Amartya Sen
1998
Kolkata, Bengal
55
First Deputy Prime Minister of India
Sardar Vallabhai Patel
1947
Gujarat
56
First Indian to win World Billiards Trophy
Wilson Jones
1958
Maharashtra
57
First Law Minister of India
BR Ambedkar
1947
Madhya Pradesh
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