First Largest Longest




 Record Makers (India)




First woman Prime Minister

     Mrs Indira Gandhi

First woman Chief Minister of a State

     Mrs Sucheta Kripalani

First woman Minster

     Mrs Vijayalakshmi Pandit

First woman Central Minister

     Rajkumari Amrit Kaur

First woman Speaker of Lok Sabha

     Mrs Shanno Devi

First woman Governor of a State

     Mrs Sarojini Naidu

First  Indian woman President of Indian National Congress

     Annie Besant

First woman President of UN General Assembly

     Mrs Vijayalakshmi Pandit

First Muslim woman to sit on the throne of Delhi

     Razia Sultana

First woman to swim across the English Channel

     Miss Arti Saha (now Mrs Arti Gupta)

First woman to climb Mount Everest

     Bachhendri Pal

First woman to circumnavigate (sail round the world)

     Ujwala Rai

    First woman IAS Officer

     Anna George Malhotra

    First woman  IPS Officer

     Kiran Bedi

    First woman Advocate

     Cornelia Sorabji

    First woman Judge

     Anna Chandi

    First woman Judge of a High Court

     Anna Chandi

    First woman Judge of Supreme Court

     M. Fathima Beevi

    First woman Chief Justice of a High Court

     Leila Seth

    First woman Doctor

     Kadambini Ganguli

     First woman to pass MA

     Chandra Mukhi Bose

     First woman editor of English newspaper

     Dina Vakil

     First woman Chief Engineer

     P.K. Thresia

     First woman to receive a Sena Medal

     Constable Bimal Devi (88 BN of


     Youngest woman to climb Mount Everest

     Dicky Dolma (19) from Manali-1993

     First woman to climb Mount Everest two times

     Santosh yadav (ITBP Officer) -1993

     First Lady Magistrate

     Omana Kunjamma

     First woman to win Nobel Prize

     Mother Teresa

     First to be crowned Miss India

     Reita Faria

     First to be crowned Miss Universe

     Sushmita Sen

     First to be crowned Miss World

     Aishvarya Rai





        First Indian to swim across the English


        Mihir Sen

        First to Climb Mount Everest

        Tenzing Norgay

        First to Climb Mount Everest without


        Phu Dorjee

        First Indian to join I.C.S. (ICS now is IAS)

        Satebdra Nath Tagore

        First Indian to get Nobel Prize

        Rabindranath Tagore

        First Indian in Space (first Indian


        Sqn Ldr Rakesh Sharma

        First British Governor General

        Warren Hastings

        First Governor General o Free India

        Lord Mountbatten

        First Viceroy of India

        Lord Canning

        First and the last Governor General of  free India

        C. Rajagopalachari

        First President of India

        Dr Rajendra Prasad

        First Vice-President of India

        Dr S. Radhakrishnan

        First Muslim President of India

        Dr. Zakir Hussain

        First Sikh President of India

        Giani Zail Singh

        First Prime Minster

        Pt Jawahar Lal Nehru

        First Speaker of Lok Sabha

        G.V. Mavlankar       

        First Chief Justice of India

        Justice H L Kania

        First president of Indian National Congress

        W.C. Bonnerjee

          First India to become member of Viceroy’s  Executive Council

        Lord S.P. Sinha

        First Indian to become President of

        International Court of Justice


        Dr Nagendra Singh

       First Emperor of Moghul Dyansty


       First Field Marshal

        S.H.F.J. Manekshaw

       First Indian Commander-in-Chief of India (now Field Marshal)

        Gen. K.M. Cariappa

       First Chief of the Army Staff (Indian)

        Gen Maharaja Rajendra Sinhji

       First Chief of the Naval Staff (Indian)

        Vice-Admiral R.D. Katari

       First Chief of the Air Force Staff (India)

        Subroto Mukherjee

       First Indian in British Parliament

        Dadabhai Maoroji

       First Indian recipient of Victoria Cross

       (highest award before independence)

        Khudada Khan

       First Indian to circumnavigate the globe

        Lt Col K.S. Rao

       First Indian to reach the South Pole

       Col J.K. Bajaj (1989)

       First Indian High Court Judge

       Justice Syed Mehamood (1878)

       First Indian to make a solo air flight

       JRD Tata

       First Indian to visit England

       Raja Rammohun Roy (1832)

       First Indian Member of House of Lords


       Lord S.P. Sinha

       First Bar-at-Law

       J.M. Tagore

       First Chairman of Raiya Sabha

       Dr S. Radhkrishnan (1952-62)

       First Indian Test Cricketer

       K.S. Ranjit Singhji

       First Air Marshal

       Arjan Singh

       First Judge to face impeachment in the Lok  Sabha

      Justice V. Ramaswami, (1993)

        Fastest Shorthand writer

      Dr G.D. Mist (250 wpm)


 India’s Superlatives Structures:


        Highest Tower (Minaret)

Qutab Minar

        Highest Gateway

         Buland Darwaja (Fatehpur Sikri)

        Highest Dam

         Bhakra Dam

        Highest Bridge

         Chambal Bridge

        Highest City


        Largest Lake

         Wular Lake

        Largest Residence

         Rashtrapati Bhawan

        Largest Cinema Hall

         Thangam (Madurai)-capacity over  2500 seats

        Largest Museum

         Indian Museum, Calcutta

        Largest Tunnel

         Jawajar Tunnel

        Largest River Barrage

         Farakka Barrage

        Largest Dam

         Hirakud Dam

        Largest Auditorium

         Sri Shanmukhanada Hall (Mumbai)

        Largest Zoo

         Zoolgical Garden, Alipur (Calcutta)

        Largest Cave Temple


        Largest Gurudwara

         Golden Temple, Amritsar

        Largest Auditorium

         Sri Shanmukananda, Mumbai (3012 seats)

        Largest Church

         The St Cathedral, Goa

        Largest Mosque

         Jama Masjid, Delhi

        Largest Dome

         Gol Gumbaz, Bijapur (Mysore)

        Largest Cantilever Bridge

         Howrah Bridge

        Longest River Bridge

         Mahatma Gandhi Setu, Patna

        Longest Corridor

         Rameshwaram Temple Corridor

        Longest Platform (Rly)

         Kharagpur (world’s longest)

        Longest Road Bridge

         Sone Bridge, Bihar

        Longest Road

         G.T. Raod

        Longest Desert

         Thar (Rajasthan)

        Biggest Fort

         Red Fort, Delhi

        Tallest Light House

         Prongs Reef, Mumbai

        Tallest Statue

         Gomateshwar Statue, Mysore

        Tallest Chimney

         Thermal Power Station of Tata

         Electric Co. Mumbai (275 m high)

        Largest man-made Lake

         Govind Sagar (Bhakra)

        Largest Delta

         Sunderbans (West Bengal)



        Largest State


        Smallest State


        Largest Union Territory

         Andaman & Nicobar Islands

        Largest Union Territory


        State having Maximum Cities

         Uttar Pradesh

        Most densely populated State

         West Bengal

        Sate with maximum Forest Area

         Madhya Pradesh

        Sate with Highest Cattle  Population

         Uttar Pradesh

          State having Maximum Paper Mills

         Uttar Pradesh

       State producing Maximum Sugar

         Uttar Pradesh

       State with Highest Mineral Output


       Sate having Highest Literacy Rate


       Union Territory having Highest  Literacy Rate


       Most Populous State

         Uttar Pradesh