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First Indian Woman

Category Name
President of India Pratibha Patil, 2007
Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi, 1966
Central Minister in a government Rajkumari Amrit Kaur (1947-52)
Railway Minister of India Mamata Banerjee (2009-2011)
Speaker of the Lok Sabha Meira Kumar (2009-14)
Chairperson of Rajya Sabha Violet Alva (1962-69)
Governor Sarojini Naidu, Uttar Pradesh (1947–1949)
Chief Minister Sucheta Kripalani, Uttar Pradesh (1963–1967)
Speaker of State Assembly Mrs. Shano Devi
Nominated member of the Rajya Sabha  Rukmini Devi Arundale ( 1920-1986)
 Nobel Prize  Mother Teresa (1979)
 Bharat Ratna  Indira Gandhi (1980)
 Chief Justice of a High Court Leila Seth, 1991 (Himachal Pradesh)
 Supreme Court judge  Kumari Fathima Beevi (1989)
 High Court Judge  Anna Chandy (1948)
 Lawyer  Cornelia Sorabji, 1892
 Honours Graduate  Kamini Roy, 1886
 Graduates  Kadambini Ganguly and Chandramukhi Basu, 1883
 Doctorate of Science  Asima Chatterjee, 1944
Director General of Police Kanchan Chaudhary Bhattacharya, 1973
 IPS Officer Kiran Bedi, 1972
  IAS officer  Anna Rajan George, 1950
 Indian National Congress President Annie Besant,1917
Chairperson of State Bank of India  Arundhati Bhattacharya, 2013
  Chairman of UPSC  Roze Millian Bethew
 Airline Pilot  Durba Banerjee, 1956
 Chairperson of Indian Airlines  Sushma Chawla, 2005
 President of Indian Science Congress  Dr. Ashima Chatterjee
 Woman Ambassador  C.B. Muthamma
 Mount Everest  Bachendri Pal, 1984
 In space  Kalpana Chawla
Gold Medal in Asian Games  Kamaljeet Sandhu, 1970
 Magasasay Award  Kamladevi Chattopadhyay
 Miss Universe  Sushmita Sen
 Miss World Rita Faria
 To Climb Mount Everest twice  Santosh Yadav
 Jnanpith Award Ashapurna Devi
 Sahitya Akademi Award Amrita Pritam
Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna  Karnam Malleswari
 Olympic Medal  Karnam Malleswari
 WTA Title  Sania Mirza
 Lieutenent General Puneeta Arora
 Vice admiral of Indian Navy  Puneeta Arora
 Ashoka Chakra  Nirja Bhanot
Commercial Pilot  Prem Mathur
 Woman to qualify for Olympic Games Sini Abrahim
 Cross Gobi Desert Sucheta Kadethankar
  Pilot in Indian Air Force Harita Kaur Deol
Grand Slam junior title Sania Mirza, 2003 Wimbledon Championships
 Chess Grandmaster  Koneru Humpy, 2002
  Member of Legion of Honour  Asha Pande
 Monarch of Delhi Sultanate  Razia Sultan
 To cross English Channel  Aarti Saha
  Physician  Kadambini Ganguly
President of the UN General Assembly  Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit, 1953
 Air Vice Marshal  Padmavathy Bandopadhyay
Head a Navratna PSU company  Nishi Vasudeva
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj
 Women’s Doubles Grand Slam trophy  Sania Mirza
  Gymnast to qualify for Olympics  Dipa Karmakar
Boxer to win an Olympic Medal MC Mary Kom
 Shuttler to win an Olympic Medal Saina Nehwal, 2015
 Wrestler to win an Olympic Medal Sakshi Malik, 2016
 Athlete to reach the final of a track event at the Olympics  Lalita Babar, 2016

 

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