First Men in India and their Achievements:

Here is a list of the names of the first men in India and their achievements, who first established their dominance in India. Indian men have made valuable contributions in various fields of the world such as geography, sociology, science, technology, literature, sports , politics and entertainment. Some questions are definitely asked in every exam on first person basis in India , so it is very important for your all type of exam preparation. Let us know about the names and achievements of the first 98 famous men in India like this:-

List of first men in India:

Achievement Name
First Indian player to become world no.1 in singles badminton rankings Kidambi Srikanth (April 2018)
The first Indian person to be awarded the Pritzker Prize Balkrishna Doshi (March 2018)
First Indian man to win gold medal in Asian Marathon Championship T. Gopi (Nov 2017)
First Indian man to become president of Asian Rugby Agha Hussain (November 2017)
First Indian to win the European Racing Championship Mahavir Raghunathan
India's first army chief Kodandera Madappa Cariappa
The last Viceroy of India and the first Governor-General of the independent Indian Union Lord Louis Mountbatten
First Indian Governor General Chakravarti Rajagopalachari
First Field Marshal of India General S.H.F. J. Maneck Shaw
First Air Chief Marshal of the Indian Air Force Arjun Singh
First Chief of the Naval Staff Vice Admiral R.K. D. Katari
First President of India Dr. Rajendra Prasad
First Muslim President of India Dr. Zakir Hussain
First Sikh President of India Gyani Zail Singh
First Vice-President of India Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
First Sikh Prime Minister of India Dr. Manmohan Singh
First Prime Minister of India Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru
First Deputy Prime Minister of India Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
India's first Home Minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
First Education Minister of Independent India Maulana Abul Kalam Azad
First purely non-Congress Prime Minister of India Atal Bihari Vajpayee
India's first British Governor General of Bengal Warren Hastings
India's first astronaut Rakesh Sharma
First ICS of India Satyendra Nath Tagore
First swimmer to swim across the English Channel Mihir Sen
First Indian to receive the Ramon Magsaysay Award Vinoba Bhave
India's first Nobel laureate Rabindra Nath Tagore (Gitanjali book 1913)
First President of the Indian National Congress Vyomesh Chandra Banerjee
First Lok Sabha Speaker of India Ganesh Vasudev Mavalankar
First Chief Election Commissioner of India Sukumar Sen
First Indian President of the International Court of Justice Dr.Nagendra Singh Dungarpur
First foreigner to receive Bharat Ratna Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan
Leader of the Indian Antarctic Expedition Dr. Syed Zahoor Qasim
First Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Harilal Jekisundas Kaniya
First Indian to be awarded the 'Bharat Ratna' Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
The first literater to be awarded 'Bharat Ratna' posthumously Lal Bahadur Shastri
First litterateur to receive Bharatiya Jnanpith Award Govinda Shankar Kurup (Malayalam language 1965)
First Indian doctor to successfully perform heart transplant Dr. P. Venugopal
Successful heart transplant man Devi Ram (1994)
First Chairman of the National Human Rights Commission Justice Ranganath Mishra
First Hindi litterateur to be awarded the Bharatiya Jnanpith Award Sumitranandan Pant  (1968)
First Indian player to win the World Billiards title Wilson Jones
First Indian to be honored with Grammy Award Pandit Ravi Shankar
Speaker in Hindi at the United Nations Atal Bihari Vajpayee (1977)
Indian member of the House of Congress of Britain Dada Bhai Naoroji (1892)
First President of the National Science Congress Sir Ashutosh Mukherjee
The climber who climbed Mount Everest 8 times Sherpa Angreeta
Vyas Samman awardee Ram Vilas Sharma
Indian Managing Director of the World Bank Gautam Kazi
First sportsperson to be awarded the Padma Bhushan C. K. Naidu
Test cricket bFirst Indian to play K.S. Mr. Ranjit Singh
First Indian scientist elected to the Lok Sabha Dr. Meghnad Saha
Scientist awarded with Ghanshyam Das Birla Award Prof. Ashish Dutta
murti devi awardee litterateur C. K. Nagraj Rao
First Indian to be High Commissioner to Britain V. K. Krishna Menon
Indian Men Awarded Lenin Peace Prize Dr. Saifuddin Kitchlew
Indian who contested for the British Parliament Lal Mohan Ghosh
An Indian became a judge in a British-era High Court Ram Prasad Ram
Indian member of the Viceroy's Executive Council Satyendra Prasano Sinha
First Chairman of the Finance Commission K. C. Niyogi
The Indian person to become a member of the US Congress Dilip Singh
First Indian bowler to take a hat-trick in Test cricket Harbhajan Singh
First Indian player to score a triple century in Test cricket Virender Sehwag
Indian player with most hundreds in Test cricket  Sachin Tendulkar
First Indian selected for IAFS Hall of Fame award UR Rao
First Indian driver to win Formula 3 Championship Jehan Daruvala (03 July 2017)
First Sikh Chief Justice of India Jagdish Singh Khehar (04 January 2017)
First Indian batsman to hit 200 sixes in ODIs Mahendra Singh Dhoni (19 January 2017)
The first Indian swimmer to represent India at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne Shamsher Khan
First Indian to win the Mr. World title Rohit Khandelwal
First bowler in Indian cricket history to take five wickets with pink ball Mohammed Shami
First Indian batsman to score a century on ODI debut Lokesh Rahul
First Indian to win Mumbai Mayors International Open Chess Tournament N. R. Visakh
Head (Chairman) of the First Indian Antarctic Expedition Z.A. Kasim
The first Indian to become a member of the US Congress Dilip Singh Sand
First Pro-tem Speaker of the Constituent Assembly Dr. Satchidanand Sinha
First Indian to receive Param Vir Chakra Major Somnath Sharma
Indian player with most (100 stumpings) in One Day International cricket Mahendra Singh Dhoni (August 2017)
First Indian to get the Victoria Cross Khudada Khan (highest award before independence)
First Justice of the High Court of India Adhish Justice Syed Mahmud (1878)
First Indian to fly solo J. R. D. Tata
First Justice to be impeached in the Lok Sabha Justice V. Ramaswamy (1993)
First Indian to visit England Raja Rammohan Roy (1832)
Youngest Indian to climb Everest Arjun Vajpayee
First Indian player to play in Davis Cup M. Salim and S.M. Jacob
Double century makers in ODIs  First Indian player Sachin Tendulkar
First Indian to win individual gold medal in Olympic Games  Abhinav Bindra
First Indian to win a bronze medal in boxing at the Olympic Games Vijendra Kumar Singh
First Oscar for Life Time Achievement Award Winner Satyajit Ray or Ray
First Oscar winning music director and double Oscar winner A. R. Rehman
First Nobel laureate (Medicine) Hargovind Khurana
First filmmaker to be awarded Bharat Ratna Satyajit Ray or Ray
First Indian to win a medal in the World Badminton Championship Prakash Padukone
First Indian to reach Everest without oxygen Sherpa Ang Dorjee
First Indian to win the Pak Strait Swimming Competition Vaidyanath
First Indian to receive the Stalin Prize Saifuddin Kitchlew
First Chief of Army Staff General Maharaj Rajendra Singh Ji
Bharat Ratna recipients First Indian player Sachin Tendulkar
First batsman to score 20,000 runs in international cricket in a decade Virat Kohli
First Asian swimmer to cross America's Catalina Channel Satendra Singh Lohia
First Indian man to win a medal in BWF World Championships-2019 Sai Praneeth

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Deviram (1994) is the first person to have a successful heart transplant in India. Devi Ram was a heavy industry worker. A team of 20 surgeons led by surgeon Venugopal performed a successful heart transplant surgery on August 3, 1994 in a 59-minute procedure.

In 1890, B.A. After passing Chittaranjan Das I.C.S. Went to England to become a barrister and returned home in 1892 AD. In the beginning, the advocacy did not go well. But after some time it shone brightly and he also repaid his debt.

Morarji Desai is the only Indian citizen to be awarded Pakistan's highest civilian award, the Nishan-e-Pakistan, which was presented to him by President Ghulam Ishaq Khan in a colorful ceremony in 1990.

Yuri Gagarin was an aviator and cosmonaut from the former Soviet Union. He was the first human to go into space on April 12, 1961. After traveling to space, Gagarin rose to international prominence and was awarded a variety of medals and titles.

Sachin Tendulkar is the first sportsperson and the youngest person to be awarded the Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian honour. Also, he is the first cricketer to be honored with the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award.

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