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first women in India.
Delhi’s First Mayor: Aruna Asaf Ali (1958)

• Delhi’s First woman Chief Secretary: Shailja Chandra.

• First Asian woman magistrate appointed in United Kingdom: Kantha Talwar.

• First Asian woman mayor in United Kingdom: Lata Patel.

• First Indian woman President of Indian National Congress: Sarojini Naidu (1925).

• First Indian woman producer and director: Fatima begum, who produced and directed bulbul-e-parastan in 1926.

• First Indian woman to become miss universe: sushmita sen(1994)

• First Indian woman to become miss world: reita faria (1966).

• First Indian woman to climb Mt. Everest: bachendri pal

• First Indian woman to reach the final of an Olympic event: p.t. usha.

• First Indian woman boxer to win an international event: M.C.Merykom.

• First Indian woman to swim across the English Channel: Arati saha.

• First miss universe of the new millennium: Lara dutta.

• First woman central govt. Minister: rajkumari amrit kaur.

• First woman chief justice of a high court: Leila Seth (CJ 0f Himachal Pradesh,1991)

• First woman chief minister of an Indian state: Sucheta Kriplani (Uttar Pradesh from 1963-1967)

• First woman film star to be a member of rajya sabha: Nargis dutt.

• First woman governor of an Indian state: Sarojini Naidu (Uttar Pradesh from 1947-1948)

• First woman judge of the supreme court: Justice M.Fatima Beevi(1989)

• First woman speaker of an Indian state: Shano Devi.

• First woman speaker of Andhra Pradesh legislative assembly: kavali prathibha bharati;

• India’s first test –tube baby: kruti parekh

• India’s first woman railway driver: Surekha Yadao.

• India’s first woman tabla maestro: Dr Aban mistry.

• Youngest Indian to swim across the English channel: arati pradhan

• First woman officer of the Indian air force (IAF) to be promoted to the rank of air commodore: 55 year old padma Bandhopadhyay who was commissioned to the IAF in 1968.
Posted 14th February 2008 From India, Madras


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