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Actress of the Talkies ----------------- Zubeida, Alam Ara(1931)

Actress to win Padma Shri Award ----------------- Nargis Dutt(1958)

Architect ------------------ Maha Govinda(5th C.BC)

Aryabhatta Medal Winner ------------------ K.R. Ramanathan(1977)

Bharat Ratna Award Winner ------------------- C.Rajgopalachari( 1954)

British Governor General of Indian Union ------------ Lord Louis Mountbatten( Aug. 15, 1947-June 20, 1948)

Captain of Test Cricket -------------------- C.K.Nayudu(1932)

Century in Test Cricket -------------------- Lala Amarnath(1933- 1934)

Chairman of Rajaya Sabha -------------------- S.V.Krishnamoorthy( 1952)

Chevalier Award Winner -------------------- Sivaji Ganesan

Chief Election Commissioner -------------------- Sukumar Sen(1950-1958)

Chief Justice of India -------------------- Hiralal J.Kania(1950- 1951)

Chief of Air Staff -------------------- Sir Thomas Elmhirst(1947- 1950)

Chief of Army Staff to die in harness ---------------- B.C.Joshi(1994)

Chief of Coast Guard -------------------- V.A.Kamath(1978- 1980)

Chief of Naval Staff -------------------- R.D.Katari(1958- 1962)

Commander-in- Chief -------------------- K.M.Cariappa( 1949-1953)

Cosmonaut --------------------- Rakesh Sharma(1984)

Dada Saheb Phalke Award Winner -------------------- Devika Rani Roerich(1969)

Dancer to perform abroad ---------------------- Uday Shankar

Deputy Prime Minister ---------------------- Vallabhbhai Patel(1947-1950)

Deputy Prime Minister to die in harness ------------- Vallabhbhai Patel(1950)

Elected President ---------------------- S.Radhakrishnan( 1962-1967)

Emperor of Mughal Dynasty ---------------------- Babar(1526-1530)

Field Marshal ---------------------- S.H.F.J.Manekshaw( 1973)

Film Star Chief Minister ---------------------- M.G.Ramachandran( Tamil Nadu, 1977)

Financial Minister to present the ----------------------- Manmohan Singh (1933, 1994, 1995)
Budget three times in a row

Finix Award Winner ----------------------- Sr.P.C.Sorcar

Geometer ---------------------- Baudhayana, Sulva Sutras(800 BC)

Governor General of British India --------------------- Warren Hastings(1774- 1785)

Grammarian ---------------------- Panini, Ashtadhyaayi( 6th C. BC)

Helms Award Winner ---------------------- Kunwar Digvijay Singh Babu(1952)

Home Minister ---------------------- Vallabhbhai Patel(1946)

ICS Officer ---------------------- Satyendranath Tagore

Indian Chief of Air Staff ---------------------- S.Mukherjee( 1954-1960)

Indian Governor General of Indian Union ------------ M.Rajendra Singh(April 1, 1955-May 14, 1955)

Indian Woman President of I N C -------------------- Sarojini Naidu(1925)

J.C.Bose Medal Winner --------------------- V.Ramalingaswami( 1977)

Jain Tithankara --------------------- Rishabha Dev

Jananpith Award Winner ---------------------- G.Sankara Kurup, Odakuzhal(1965)

Lady of the Indian Film ---------------------- Devika Rani Roerich

Lata Mangeshkar Award Winner ---------------------- Naushad(1984)

Lawgiver ----------------------- Manu, Manu Smirti(3100 BC)

Man to climb Mount Everest without oxygen ----------- Phu Dorjee(1984)

Man to climb Mount Everest ---------------------- Tanzing Norgay(with Edumund Hillary, 1953)

Man to make solo Flight(from US to India) ------------ Satish Soman(1994)

Man to swim across English Channel ------------------- Mihir Sen(1966)

Man to swim several Straits in one calender year ----- Mihir Sen(1966)

Managing Director of World Bank -------------------- Gautam Kaji(1995)

Member of British Parliament -------------------- Dadabhai Naoroji(1862)

Member of Viceroy's Executive Council --------------- Sir S.P.Sinha(1909)

Miss Universe -------------------- Sushmita Sen(1994)

Miss World --------------------- Reita Faria(1966)

Musician to get Padma Bhushan ---------------------- M.S.Subbulakshmi( 1954,1975)
and Padma Vibhushana

Musician to get Ramon Magsaysay Award -------------- M.S.Subbulakshami( 1974)

Naval Pilot ---------------------- Y.N.Singh(1941)

Nishan-Eey-Pakistan Award Winner --------------------- Morarji Desai(1991)

Nobel Prize Winner ---------------------- Rabindranath Tagore, Gitanjali(1913)

Olympic Medal Winner ------------------------ Norman Pritchard, Silver(1900)

Oscar Winner ------------------------- Bhanu Athaiya

Patricide ------------------------- Ajatshatru's killing of Bimbisara(494 BC)

Physically handicapped mountaineer ---------------------- Baba Manindra Pal

Pilot ----------------------- J.R.D.Tata, Tata Airlines(1929)

Presentation of Budget ------------------------ R.K.Shanmugham Chetty, Finance Minister(1947)

Presentation of General Budget ------------------------ C.D.Deshmukh, Finance Minister(1952)

President ------------------------ Rajendra Prasad(1950- 1962)

President of Indian National Congress -------------------- W.C.Bannerjee( 1885)

President of International Court of Justice ---------------- Nagendra Singh(1970)

President to die in harness ----------------------- Zakir Hussain(1967- 1969)

Prime Minister ------------------------ Jawaharlal Nehru(1947-1964)

Prime Minister to be assassinated ------------------------ Indira Gandhi(1984)

Prime Minister to die in harness ------------------------- Jawaharlal Nerhru(1964)

Prime Minister to head a minority government ------------ Choudhary Charan Singh(July 28, 1979-Jan,14, 1980)

Prime Minister to resign from office ---------------------- Morarji Desai(1979)

Prime Minister who did not face Parliament -------------- Chaudhary Charan Singh(July 28, 1979-Jan 14, 1980)

Raman Medal Winner ---------------------- Salim Moinuddin Ahmed Ali(1979)

Raman Magsaysay Award Winner ----------------------- Vinoba Bhave(1958)

Recipient of Stalin Peace Prize ----------------------- Saifuddin Kitchlew(1954)

Recipient of World Food Prize ----------------------- M.S.Swaminathan( 1987)

S.Ramanujan Medal Winner ----------------------- S.Chandrashekhar( 1962)

S.S.Bhatnagar Medal Winner ----------------------- Atma Ram(1959)

Scientist ----------------------- Uddalaka Aruni(560 BC)

Slave Ruler of India ----------------------- Qutb-ud-din Aibak(1206-1210)

Speaker in Hindi at the UN ----------------------- Atal Bihari Vajpayee(1977)

Speaker of Lok Sabha ------------------------ Ganesh Vasudeo Mavalankar(1952- 1957)

Test-tube baby ------------------------- Baby Harsha or Indira(1986)

Vice-President ------------------------- S.Radhakrishnan( 1952-1962)

Viceroy of India ------------------------- Lord Canning (1858-1862)

Woman (Muslim) Ruler of India ------------------------- Razia Sultana(1236- 1240)

Woman Advocate -------------------------- Cornelia Sorabji(1894)

Woman Ambassador -------------------------- Vijayalakshmi Pandit(U.S.S. R., 1947-1949)

Woman at Antarctica --------------------------- Meher Moos(1976)

Woman Central Minister -------------------------- Rajkumari Amrit Kaur(Health)

Woman Chief Justice(of High Court) ------------------------- Leila Seth(Himachal Pradesh, 1991)

Woman Chief Minister ------------------------- Sucheta Kriplani(Uttar Pradesh, 1963-1967)

Woman Foreign Minister -------------------------- Lakshmi N. Menon(1957-1966)

Woman Secretary General of Rajya Sabha ---------------- V.S.Rama Devi(1993)

Woman Governor ------------------------- Sarojini Naidu(Uttar Pradesh, 1963-1967)

Woman IAS Officer --------------------------- Anna Rajam George(1950)

Woman IPS Officer ---------------------------- Kiran Bedi(1974)

Woman Jet Commander -------------------------- Saudamini Deshmukh

Woman Jnanpithpith Award Winner ------------------------- Ashapurna Devi, Prathama Pratishruti( 1976)

Woman Judge of Supreme Court --------------------------- Meera Sahib Fatima Beevi(1989)

Woman Minister of State -------------------------- Vijayalakshmi Pandit(Uttar Pradesh, 1937)

Woman Missionary --------------------------- Sanghamitra, daughter of King Ashoka (Sri Lanka, 3rd C.BC)

Woman Pilot (Commercial) -------------------------- Prem Mathur(Deccan Airways, 1951)

Woman Pilot (Indian Airlines) ------------------------- Durga Banerjee(1966- 1988)

Woman President of Indian National Congress ------------ Annie Besant(1917)

Woman President of UN General Assembly --------------- Vijayalakshmi Pandit(1953)

Woman Prime Minister ------------------------- Indira Gandhi(1966- 1977, 1980-1984)

Woman Sahitya Akademi Award Winner ----------------- Amrita Pritam, Sunehre(1956)

Woman to climb Mount Everest ------------------------- Bachendri Pal(1984)

Woman to perform a solo Flight ------------------------ Harita Kaur Deol(1944)

Woman to swim across English Channel --------------- Arati Saha(1959)

Woman to swim across the Strait of Gibraltar ----------- Arti Pradhan

Woman to win an Asian Gold ----------------------- Kamaljit Sandhu(1970)

Woman to go in Space ------------------------ Dr.Kalpana Chawla(November 1997)
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