First Indians to win awards and titles – Set (2) for Competitive Exams

1. Miss Earth: Nicole Faria in 2010

2. Miss Tourism Queen of the Year International: Urvashi Rautela in 2011

3. Miss Asia Pacific World: Himangini Singh Yadu in 2012

4. Mister United Nations: Rahul Vyas in 2013

5. Miss Supranational: Asha Bhat in 2014

6. Miss Universal Peace and Humanity: Ruhi Singh in 2014

7. Miss Tourism International (China version): Parul Bindal in 2014

8. Man Booker Prize: Arundhati Roy for her novel The God of Small Things in 1997

9. Bhartiya Jnanpith award: G Sankara Kurup

10. Sahitya Akademi award for English: RK Narayan

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

12. Bharat Ratna (posthumously): Lal Bahadur Shastri

13. Bharat Ratna to a Scientist: CV Raman

14. Bharat Ratna to a Prime Minister: Indira Gandhi

15. Bharat Ratna to an industrialist: Jehangir Ratanji Dadabhoy “J. R. D.” Tata

16. Bharat Ratna to a foreigner: Nelson Mandela, former President of South Afica

17. Bharat Ratna to a sports person: Sachin Tendulkar

18. Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award: Viswanathan Anand in chess in 1991–92.

19. Dhyanchand Lifetime Achievement Award: Aparna Ghosh

20. Dronacharya award: Bhalachandra Bhaskar Bhagwat (Wrestling), Om Prakash Bhardwaj (Boxing) and O. M. Nambiar (Athletics) in 1985

 

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