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Who was the First President

Dr. Rajendra Prasad

Jan. 26, 1950 to May 14, 1962


Who was the First Prime Minister

Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru

Aug. 15, 1947 to May 27, 1964


Who was the First (& last) Indian Governor General

C. Rajagopalachari

June 21, 1948 to Jan. 26 1950


The First Indian who went in Space

Rakesh Sharma

1984 Mission: Soyuz T-11


Who was the First Commander-in-Chief

Kodandera Madappa Cariappa

Jan. 16, 1949 to Jan. 14, 1953


Who was the First President who died while in office

Zakir Husain

May 13, 1967 to May 3, 1969


Who was the First Prime Minister who did not face the Parliament

Charan Singh

July, 28 1979 to January 14, 1980


Who was the First Field Marshal of India

S.H.F. Jamshedji Manekshaw

June 8, 1969 to Jan. 15, 1973


Who was the First Indian who crossed the English Channel

Mihir Sen

1958


Who did receive the First Jnanpith Award

G. Sankara Kurup

1965


Who was the First Speaker of Lok Sabha

Ganesh Vasudev Mavalankar

May 15, 1952 to Jan. 13 1956


Who was the First Air Chief Marshal

Subroto Mukerjee

April 1954 to Nov. 1960


Who was the First Education Minister

Abul Kalam Azad

Aug. 15, 1947 to Feb. 2, 1958


Who was the First Home Minister (& First Deputy Prime Minister)

Vallabhbhai Jhaverbhai Patel

Aug. 15, 1947 to Dec. 15, 1950


Who was the First Vice-President

Dr. S. Radhakrishnan

Jan. 26 1952 to May 12, 1962


Who was the First Naval Chief Vice Admiral

Ram Dass Katari

April 22, 1958 to June 4, 1962


Who was the First (Indian) President of the International Court of Justice (Hague)

Dr. Nagendra Singh

1985 to 1988


Who did First receive Param Vir Chakra Major

Som Nath Sharma


Who did First receive Ramon Magsaysay Award

Acharya Vinoba Bhave

1958


Who was the First Indian who received Nobel Prize in Medicine

Har Gobind Khorana

1968


The First Indian who received Stalin (now Lenin) Peace Prize

Saifuddin Kitchlew

1952


Who was the First Chief Justice of Supreme Court Justice Hirala

J. Kania

Jan. 26, 1950 to Nov. 6, 1951


The First person (Indian) who received Nobel Prize in Economics

Amartya Sen

1998


Who was the First person resigned from the Central Cabinet

Shyama Prasad Mukherjee

April 6, 1950


Who was the First Chief Justice of Supreme Court Acted as the President of India (Acting President)

Justice M. Hidayatullah

July 20, 1969 to Aug. 24, 1969


Who was the First Finance Minister

Shanmukham Chetty

1947 to 1949


Who was the First Prime Minister resigned without completing his tenure

Morarji Desai

March 24, 1977 to July 28, 1979 Resigned in - 1979


Who was the First Defence Minister

Baldev Singh

1947–1952


Who was the First Law Minister

Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar

Aug. 15, 1947 to Sep. 1951


Who was the First Chief Minister died during his tenure

C. N. Annadurai

Feb. 1967 to Feb. 3, 1969 Died in Feb. 3, 1969