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    Here are the Firsts' in India to Win various awards and titles in various Field

    Miss World: Reita Faria in 1966

    Miss Universe: Sushmita Sen in 1994

    Dhan Gopal Mukerji, first Indian to win any literary award (the Newbery Medal) in the United States, in 1927 for Gay Neck, the Story of a Pigeon

    Nirad C. Chaudhuri, first Indian to win a major non-fiction award, the Duff Cooper Prize in the United Kingdom, in 1966 for The Continent of Circe

    Salman Rushdie won the Booker Prize for Midnight's Children in 1981

    Bharat Ratna: Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, C. Rajagopalachari, and Dr C.V. Raman in 1954

    Commandeur of the Order of Arts and Letters: Mrinal Sen

    Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters: Sivaji Ganesan

    Dadasaheb Phalke Award: Devika Rani in 1969

    Ashoka Chakra Award to a civilian : D.K. Jatar (posthumous) and M.C Dixit, captain and co-captain respectively, of the sabotaged plane Kashmir Princess, for "most conspicuous bravery, daring and self-sacrifice"

    Magsaysay Award: Vinoba Bhave, 1958

    Oscar for Lifetime Achievement - Satyajit Ray

    Ford Supermodel of the World (contest): Bipasha Basu, 1996



    Nobel Prize

    Nobel Prize winner: Rabindranath Tagore for the Nobel Prize in Literature, 1913. He was also the first Asian to get the prize.

    Nobel Prize in Physics: C. V. Raman in 1930.

    Nobel Prize in Medicine: Har Gobind Khorana in 1968. (India born US citizen)

    Nobel Peace Prize: Mother Teresa in 1979 (Albania born Indian citizen)

    Nobel Prize in Economics: Amartya Sen in 1998

    Nobel Prize in Chemistry: Venkatraman Ramakrishnan in 2009 (US citizen)

    Nobel Prize in Economics1st woman to win - Elinor ostrom (2009)



    If anybody have any other information please share.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SAUDAGAR View Post
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