First in Awards and Titles

By | February 11, 2015
First Miss World-Reita Faria in 1966
First Miss Universe-Susmita Sen in 1994
First Booker Prize-Arundhati Roy for The God of Small Things in 1997
First Bharat Ratna-Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishan, C. Rajagopalachari, and Dr. C.V. Raman in 1954
First Foreigner to receive Bharat Ratna-Khan Abdul Ghaffar
First Person to receive Stalin Prize-Saifuddin Kitchlu

First Chevalier-Sivaji Ganesan
First Person to receive Jnapith Award-Shri Shankar Kurup
First Dadasaheb Phalke Award-Devika Rani in 1969
First Ashoka Chakra Award to a civilian (posthumous)-D.K. Jatar, captain of the sabotaged plane Kashmir Princess, for “most conspicuous bravery, daring and self-sacrifice.”
First Magsaysay Award-Vinoba Bhave
First Winner of a major literary award in the United States-Dhan Gopal Mukerji
First Ford Supermodel of the World(contest)-Bipasha Basu, 1996
First Indian recipient of ‘Oscar Award’-Bhanu Athaiy

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