1st Indian to be awarded the Nobel prize in any field was Rabindranath Tagore who was awarded in 1913 for his collection of poems Gitanjali.
1st Indian to be featured as the Person of the Year by Time magazine was Mahatma Gandhi who was featured in 1930, the year in which he led the Dandi march or the Salt Satyagraha.
1st Indian to be awarded the UNESCO's Kalinga Prize was Jagjit Singh, an Indian writer and science popularizer who was awarded in 1963.
1st Indian origin person (British citizen) to receive the Booker prize was Salman Rushdie who was awarded in 1981 for his novel Midnight's Children.
1st Indian citizen and also the first Indian woman to receive the Booker prize was Arundhati Roy who was awarded for her book The God of Small Things in 1997.
1st Indian to receive the Pulitzer prize (Reporting category) was Gobind Behari Lal who won the prize in 1937.
1st Indian recipient of International Cricket Council's Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy was Rahul Dravid who was awarded in its inaugral year, 2004.
1st Indian scientist to be awarded the Nobel prize was Sir CV Raman, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1930 for Raman Effect.
1st Indian to be awarded the Nishan-e-Pakistan was Neerja Bhanot, an Indian purser in Pan-Am airlines who laid down her life saving the life of passengers from hijackers in 1987.
1st Indian Prime Minister to be awarded the Nishan-e-Pakistan was Morarjee Desai (1990).
1st Indian to be awarded Ramon Magsaysay Award was Vinoba Bhave, who received it for Community Leadership in 1958.
1st Indian citizen to be awarded the Templeton Prize was Mother Teresa who was awarded in the inaugural year, 1973, thus becoming the first in the world to be awarded the prize.
1st Indian to be awarded the Bangladesh Swadhinata Sammanona was Smt. Indira Gandhi, who was posthumously awarded in 2011.
1st Indian and Indian Organisation to be awarded the Right Livelihood Award was Ela Bhatt of SEWA (Self-Employed Women's Association), awarded in 1984.
1st Indian and also the first recipient in the world of World Food Prize instituted By Norman Borlaug (Father of Green Revolution) was MS Swaminathan (Father of Green Revolution in India ), who was awarded in 1987.
1st Asian recipient of Hoover Medal (America's prestigious award for outstanding extra-career services by engineers to humanity) was Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, the former President of India and renowned scientist, who was awarded in 2008.
1st Indian recipient of DSC Prize for South Asian Literature was Jeet Thayil, who was awarded for his debut novel, Narcopolis in 2013.
1st Indian recipient of Priztker Prize (referred to as Nobel Prize of Architechture) was Balkrishna Vithaldas Doshi, who was awarded in 2018.
Firsts Indian Recipients of Internationl Awards
1. In which year did Mahatma Gandhi feature as the Time Person of the Year?
2. For which novel was Salman Rushdie awarded the Booker Prize?
3. Who was the first Indian to be awarded the Ramon Magsaysay Award?
4. Who was the first person to be awarded the International Cricket Council's Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy?
5. Who was the first Indian to be awarded the Hoover Medal?
6. In which year was Sir CV Raman awarded the Nobel Prize?
7. Arundhati Roy was awarded Booker Prize for her book titled -
8. Who was the first Indian to be awarded the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature?