Archive for May, 2010

Well, I know I have been very lazy with my blog these days but I have some valid reasons for that [ Now don’t ask me for more explanation 😉 ] . Anyway, here I am, again, with some useful information which may add up to your GK on our India:

First and Last Indian Governor General of Free India C. Rajgopalachari
First British Governor of India Lord William Bentinck
First British Viceroy of India Lord Canning
First Chairman of Prasar Bharti Nikhil Chakravorty
First Chairman of Rajyasabha S.V. Krishnamurthy
First Chief Election Commissioner of India Sukumar Sen
First Dalit President of India K. R Narayanan
First Deputy Prime Minister Vallabh Bhai Patel
First Doctor to receive Nobel Prize in Medicine Dr.Hargovind Khurana
First Education Minister Abul Kalam Azad
First Ethnic Indian Prime Minister of Fiji Mahendra Chaudhury
First Field Marshal of India General S.P.F.J. Manekshaw
First Foreigner to receive Bharat Ratna Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan
First Governor General of free India Lord Mountbatten
First Home Minister of India Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel
First Indian Air chief Marshal S. Mukherjee
First Indian Chess Grandmaster S Vishwnathan
First Indian Chief Justice Justice Hiralal J Kania
First Indian Commander-in- chief General K. M. Kariappa
First Indian Cricketer to score three centuries in three successive matches on debut Mohammed Azaharuddin
First Indian Cricketer to score Triple Century in Test Virendra Sehwag
First Indian Judge of International Court of Justice Dr. Nagendra Singh
First Indian Member of the viceroy’s executive council S.P.Sinha
First Indian Naval Chief Vice Admiral R. D. Katari
First Indian Pilot JRD Tata
First Indian to Cross English Channel Mihir Sen
First Indian to get an Oscar Bhanu Athaiya
First Indian to get Anderson Award Ruskin Bond
First Indian to go in space Squadron Ldr. Rakesh Sharma
First Indian to Join the ICS Satyendra Nath Banerjee
First Indian to reach Antarctica Lt. Ran Charan
First Indian to reach in British Parliament Dada Bhai Naoroji
First Indian to reach the deep sea floor in the Mid Atlantic P.S. Rao
First Indian to reach the south pole Col. I K Bajaj
First Indian to Receive Bharat Ratna Dr. Radha Krishnan
First Indian to receive Jyan Peeth award Sri Shankar Kurup
First Indian to receive Magsaysay Award Vinoba Bhave
First Indian to receive Nobel Prize in Economics Dr. Amartya Sen
First Indian to receive Stalin Prize Saifuddin Kichlu
First Indian to win Nobel Prize Rabindra Nath Tagore
First Judge to face Impeachment proceedings in Loksabha Justice V. Ramaswami
First Muslim President of India Dr. Zakir Hussein
First Muslim President of Indian National congress Badruddin Tayyabji
First person to reach Mount Everest without Oxygen Sherpa Arga Dorji
First person to receive Paramvir Chakra Major Somnath Sharma
First Person to resign from Central Cabinet Shyama Prasad Mukharjee
First President of Indian National Congress W.C. Banerjee
First President of Indian Republic Dr. Rajendra Prasad
First president to die in Office Dr.Zakhir Hussain
First Prime Minister of India Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru
First Prime Minister to resign without full term Morar Ji Desai
First Speaker of Loksabha Ganesh Vasudeva Mavalankar
First Vice President of India Dr. S. Radhakrishnan

Feel free to add/update any entry if found not correct.