The First and The Lasts: First Visitors, Invaders, Heads of State, Expeditions and Sports

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The First and the Lasts

First Visitors, Invaders, Heads of State, Expeditions, Sports, Etc.

First British Governor - : Lord Mountbatten General of the new

Dominion of India

First and the Last Indian : C. Rajagopalachari Governor – General of Free India

Last Governor-General of : Lord Canning India who also became the first Viceroy of India

Last Viceroy of India : Lord Mountbatten

First British : Warren Hastings Governor-General in India

First Commander-in-Chief : General Cariappa of free India

Tenth and the last Guru : Guru Gobind Singh of the Sikhs

First Chinese pilgrim to : Fa-Hein visit India

First European to : Marco Polo visit China

First European invader : Alexander the Great on Indian soil

First U.S.A. President : D. Eisenhower to visit India

First Russian : V.I.Bulganin Prime Minister to visit India

First British Prime Minister : Harold Macmillan to visit India

First President of the USA : George Washington

First President of the : Sun Yat-Sen (1912) Chinese Republic

First Prime Minister : Robert Walpole of Great Britain

First Women : Mrs. S. Bandaranaike Prime Minister (twice) (Sri Lanka) of a Country in the World

First India’s Spaceman : Sqn. Ldr. Rakesh Sharma

First Indian to scale : Phu Dorjee Mount Everest

First President of : Dr. Rajendra Prasad Indian Republic

First Woman : Mrs. Indira Gandhi Prime Minister of India

First Indian to win : Dr. Rabindranath Tagore Nobel Prize

First President of Indian : W.C.Bonerjee National Congress

First person to conquer : Serpa Tenzing and Hillary Mount Everest

First man who climbed : Nawang Gombu Mount Everest (twice)

First woman who climbed : Mrs. Junko Tabei, Japan Mount Everest

First Indian to swim across : (Men) Mihir Sen,

The English Channel (Women) Mrs. Arati Gupta (Prodigy) Kutraleeswaran, Chennai.

First woman to sail : Kay Cottee non-stop around the world, alone

First Woman to reach the : Ann Bancroft North Pole

First Indian woman to : Bachendri Pal scale Mount Everest

First person to reach the : Amundsen South Pole

First woman to walk in : Svetlana Savitskaya space space (Russia)

First person in the world : Neil A. Armstrong and to land on the moon Edwin E. Aldrin Jr of USA

First woman cosmanaut of : Valentina Tereskhova, the world Russian

First country to launch a : Russia cosmic space rocket towards moon

First Chief Justice of a : Justice H.L.Kania (Men),

High Court Ms. Leila Seth (Women)

First Judge, First Judge : Justice Syed Mehmood of a (Men), Anna Chandi

First Judge of Supreme Court : Camelia Sorabji

First Magistrate : Mrs. Omana Kunjamma

First Indian to become : Dr. Nagendra Singh

President of International

Court of Justice

First Bar-at-Law : J.M.Tagore

First Woman : Chokila Iyer Foreign Secretary

First Women Grandmaster : Ms. Vijayalakshmi , Subburaman


First Indian Woman to : Karnam Malleswari wins an Olympic Medal

First Asian to claim : Viswanathan Anand Chess’ World Title

First Indian Woman : Ms.P.Bandhobathyai


First Indian girl to win the :Joshna Chinappa (17 yrs.)

British Junior Squash title

First Indian Muslim : Aneesha Mirza

Woman Mayor (Ahmedabad)

First Test Tube Baby : Louise Joy Brown

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