First Indian in Various Fields - Record List 1

First Indian in Various Fields - Record List 1

First Indian in Various Field – Record List - 1

Awards and Honours:

  • First Indian to win Nobel Prize for Chemistry – Ramakrishnan Venkatraman (2009)
  • First Indian to win Nobel Prize in Literature – Rabindranath Tagore (1913). He was also the First Asian to get the Prize.
  • First Indian woman to win a Grammy – Tanvi Sha (2010), for the Spanish version of the lyric “Jai Ho” of the Oscar winning film Slum Dog Millionaire.
  • First Indian to win two Grammies in a year – A.R.Rahman (2010), for his foot taping number Jai Ho and outstanding sound track for the film Slum Dog Millionaire.
  • First Indian to win Booker Prize – Arundhati Rai (1997), for the God of Small Things.
  • First Indians to win Bartha Ratna – Dr.S.Radhakrishnan, C.Rajagopalachari and Dr.C.V.Raman (1954).
  • First woman from India to win Nobel Prize – Mother Theresa (1979), peace prize.
  • First Indian woman featured in Postal Stamp – Meera Bhai (1952).
  • First Indian to be the Miss-World – Reita Faria (1966 Nov 17).

First in Transport and Vehicles:

  • First Indian Automobiles Company to produce one lakh commercial vehicle in a financial year – Tata Motors (2011 Mar)
  • First seaplane service in India – Operated jointly by the Andaman Nicobar Administration and the Pawan Hans Helicopters Ltd (2010).
  • First marina in India – Kochin (2010).
  • First state in India to start Airlines of its own – Uttar Prades (1995).
  • First Indian woman commercial pilot Durba Banerjee, Indian Airlines (1966).
  • First International flight in by Air India – Bombay to London by the Aircraft Malabar Princess (1948).
  • First Indian to become a Pilot – J.R.D.Tata, Tata Airlines (1929).
  • First Indian automobiles company to cross the production mark of one crore cars – Maruti Suzuki India Ltd (2011).
  • First Indian electric car – Reva, a battery operated car developed by Chetan Maine (1997).
  • First car factory in India – the plant established in Mumbai by General Motors to assemble cars and trucks using imported parts (1928).
  •  First High Way in India – Grant Trunk Road (1540).
  • First car registered in India – De Dion Bouton, imported from France by the Maharaj of Patiala (1892).
  • First Maruti car owner – Harpal Singh, Delhi (1984).
  • First Indian train fueled by biodiesel – Delhi to Amritsar Express. It used a fuel mixed with 5% biodiesel (2002).
  • First interstate metro railway in India – Delhi Metro Railway, it extent to UP through the Yemuna Bank-Noida reach (2009).
  • First super-fast passenger train in India – Howrah  New Delhi Rajdhani Express (1969).
  • First green railway station in India – Manwal Railway Station on the Jammu to Udhampur route (2011).
  • First Indian Passenger Train to Bangladesh – Maitree Express from Kolkata to Dhaka (2008).
  • First private port in India – Pipavav Port in Gujarat (1996).
  • First railway station in India  - Boribunder, Now it is known as Mumbai CST (1853).
  • First hill railway in India –  Darjeeling Himalayan Railway(DHR). The train in this route are powered by steam engines (1881).
  • First Internationall Container Transshipment Terminal in India – Vallarpadam International Container Transshipment Terminal, Kochi (2011).
  • First national waterways in India – NW1, Allahabad-Haldia stretch of Ganga-Bhagirathi-Hoogly river systems (1986)

First in Adventure:

  • First Indian Naval ship to circumnavigate the globe – INS Tarangini. It called at thirty seven ports in eighteen countries covering 34,923 nautical miles (from Jan 23 2003 to April 25 2004).
  • First Indian to circumnavigate the globe solo no a sailboat – Commander Dilip Donde, a Naval officer (2009 Aug to 2010 May).
  • First Indian woman to ski to the SouthPole – Reena Kaushal. She was part of the eight woman commonwealth team that crossed a 900 kilometers Antarctic ice trek to reach  South Pole to mark the sixtieth anniversary of the formation of commonwealth.
  • First Indian female to summit Mount Everest – Bachendiri Paal. She was fifth woman in the world to achieve this (1984 May 23).
  • First Indian Woman to swim across seven seas of the world – Bulaa Choudhary. She was the first Indian woman to cross English Channel twice (2004).
  • First Indian woman to reach Antarctica – Mehar Moos (1976).

First Indian in Science and Technology:

  • First cloned Buffalo calf in India – Sam Rupa (2009).
  • First Indian Research station in the Arctic – Himadri. It will carry out research in present fields of Arctic Science with special importance on climate change (2008).
  • First Indian in Space – Rakesh Sharma, aboard Salyut7 (1984).
  • First Indian (origin) woman in Space – Kalpana Chawla aboard space Shuttle Columbia flight STS-87. She was naturalized US citizen and representing the US during the event (19197 Nov 19).


  • First successful Heart transplant in India – by Dr.P.Venugopal, AIIMs, New Delhi, on Dev Ram a mechanic (1994 Aug).
  • First Indian Test Tube baby – Harsha, at KEM hospital, Mumbai, Indhira  Induja was the Doctor (1986).

First Indian in Literature and Media:

  • First Government organization in India to be on the social networking site Twitter – Department of Posts (2010 May).
  • First talking newspaper in India (world) – A special issue of The Hindu, issued in Mumbai to introduce the Vento, Volkswagen’ premium entry level sedan car in India (2010).
  • First golden stamp replicas issued by the Postal Department – ‘The Pride of India Collection’ a set of 25 classic stamp replicas struck on pure Swiss silver and layered with 24 carat gold (2010).
  • First Indian City to introduce the mobile phone service – Kolkata (1995 July).
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