Know the List of First Women of India from Teacher to President

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International Women’s Day is celebrated every year on 8 March across the world. This day reflects the contribution of women in the society and women empowerment. The scope of women has increased to a great extent in the patriarchal society. At present, women are walking shoulder to shoulder with men in almost every field of society. However, in Indian history too, there are names of many women who have created history on their own in different fields. Apart from becoming a teacher and doctor, he has also taken charge of the country by becoming the President. With this, today in this article we have prepared a list of first women of India, which you can see further.

First Woman In India List

  • India’s first female teacher (1848)- Savitribai Phule
  • First female doctor in India (1887)- Anandibai Joshi
  • First woman autorickshaw driver (1988)- Shila Davre
  • First woman pilot in India (1936)- Sarala Thakral
  • First woman train driver in India (1988)- Surekha Yadav
  • First woman Rafale pilot in India (2017) – Flight Lieutenant Shivangi Singh
  • India’s first female military officer (1943)- Captain Lakshmi Sehgal
  • First woman Prime Minister of India (1966-1977)- Indira Gandhi
  • India’s first woman engineer (1919-1979) Lalita Ayyalasomayajula
  • India’s first woman lawyer (1894)- Cornelia Sorabjee
  • First woman Chief Minister in India (1963)- Sucheta Kripalani
  • India’s first female actress (1914)- Durgabai Kamat
  • First woman barrister in India(1866-1954)- Cornelia Sorabjee
  • India’s first female fighter pilot (2016)- Bhavana Kanth
  • India’s first woman astronaut(2003)- Kalpana Chawla
  • First female neurosurgeon in India(1932-2018)- Thanjavur Santhanakrishna Kanak
  • First female airline pilot in India(1959)- Durba Banerjee
  • First woman Governor in India (1947-1949)- Sarojini Naidu
  • India’s first female scientist (1912-1988)- Kamla Sohni
  • First woman IFS officer in India(1949)- Chonira Beliappa Muthamma
  • First woman Defense Minister in India(2017)- Nirmala Sitharaman
  • India’s first female entrepreneur (2001)- Kalpana Saroj
  • First female dentist in India(1922-2021)- Vimal Sood
  • First woman President in India(2007-2012)- Pratibha Patel
  • First woman president of Congress(1917)- Annie Besant
  • First woman Union Minister (1947) – Princess Amrita Kaur
  • First female ruler of India(1236-1240)- Razia Sultan
  • First woman to receive Ashok Chakra (1987) – Nirja Bhanot
  • First Indian woman to receive Nobel Prize (1979) – Mother Teresa
  • First woman Chief Justice of India(1991)- Leela Seth
  • First Indian woman to climb Mount Everest (1984) – Bachendri Pal
  • First Indian woman to become Miss World (1966) – Miss Rita Faria
  • First woman to receive Jnanpith Award (1976) – Ashpurna Devi
  • India’s first female IPS officer (1972)- Kiran Bedi
  • First Indian woman to win gold in Asian Games (1970) – Kamaljeet Sandhu
  • First Indian woman to win the Booker Prize (1992) – Arundhati Roy
  • First woman musician to win Bharat Ratna(1916-2004)- Ms. Subbulakshmi
  • First Indian woman to win WTA title (2005) – Sania Mirza

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