First Governor General of India William bentic

First British Governor General of Bengal Presidency  Lord Warren hasting

First viceroy of India Lord Canning

First person to stay in Rashtrapati Bhawan (New Delhi) Lord Irwin

First and last Indian Governor General of free India C Rajagopalachari

First commander in chief of free India General K M Kariappa

First Marshal of the Indian Air Force Arjan Singh

First chief of Indian Navy vice Admiral Ramdas Katri

First General Field Marshal of India General SHFJ Manekshaw

First Sikh president Gyani Jail Singh

First Indian to go in space Rakesh Sharma 

First Chief of Air Staff of Indian Air Force (IAF) Subroto Mukherjee called father of the Indian Air Force

First Muslim president of Indian Republic Dr. Zakir Hussain

First president of India Dr Rajendra Prasad

First Vice President of India Dr S Radhakrishnan

First Prime Minister of India Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru

First minister of education in the Indian government Dr. Abul Kalam Azad

First non Congress Prime Minister of India Morarji Desai

First scientist nominated to the Lok Sabha Meghnad Shah

First Chairman of finance commission KC Niyogi

First mountaineer to climb the Mount Everest 10 time Ang Rita Sherpa also known as the snow leopard

First Indian to climb the Mount Everest without oxygen Ang Dorji Sherpa

First Indian to contest elections of British Parliament Lal Mohan Ghosh

First Law Minister of India Dr. BR Ambedkar First Indian to become the Managing Director of World Bank Gautam Kazi

First Indian Deputy manager of the IMF Prabhakar RR Narvekar

First Indian doctor to do successful heart transplant Dr P Venugopal (1994)

First chairman of national human right Commission Ranganath Mishra

First Indian to get Nobel Prize in Literature Rabindranath Tagore 1913  Pushpanjali

First home minister of independent India Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

First Indian to get Nobel Prize in physics CV Raman

First Indian to get Nobel Prize in Economics Dr Amartya Sen

First Indian to get Nobel Prize in medicine Dr Hargobind Khorana

First Indian to get Grammy award Pandit Ravi Shankar

First Indian to get magasaysay award Vinoba Bhave

First Indian to play in test cricket Ranjit Singh (for English cricket team)

First Indian cricketer to complete triple centuries in test cricket Virender Sehwag

First Indian to complete double century in One Day Cricket Sachin Tendulkar

First cricketer to get Padma Bhushan CK Naidu

First Indian cricketer to take a wicket in his first ball in ODI cricket Sada Gopalan Ramesh

First Indian cricketer to score a test century for the Indian cricket team Lala Amarnath (1933)

First Indian to get through ICS Satyendranath Tagore (1869)

First chief justice of India Hiralal J kania

First Indian honoured by Lenin peace prize Dr Saifuddin kitchlu

First Indian pilot Jehangir Ratanji Dadabhoy Tata (1929)

First Indian to reach the South Pole Lieutenant Ram Charan (1960)

First Indian to swim across the English Channel Mihir Sen

First speaker of Lok Sabha GV mavalankar

Deputy Chairman of the Rajya Sabha SV Krishnamurthy Rao

First Indian judge in the International Court of Justice Dr Nagendra Singh

First chief election commissioner of India Sukumar Sen

First Indian member of British house of common Dadabhai Naoroji

First Indian American elected as voting member of United State Congress Dalip Singh Saund

First Indian American Governor in USA Bobby Jindal