• Actress to win Padma Shri Award — Nargis Dutt (1958)
  • Bharat Ratna Award winner — C. Rajagopalachari (1954)
  • Miss World — Reita Faria (1966)
  • Field Marshal — S.H.F.J. Manekshaw (1973)
  • Elected President — S. Radhakrishnan (1962-67)
  • Cosmonaut — Rakesh Sharma (1984)
  • Chief Justice of India — Harilal J. Kania (1950-51)
  • Chief Election Commissioner — Sukumar Sen (1950-58)
  • Chairman of Rajya Sabha — S.V. Krishnamoorthy (1952)
  • Woman to swim the English Channel — Arati Saha (1959)
  • Woman Jnanpith Award winner — Ashapurna Devi (1976)
  • Woman IPS officer — Kiran Bedi (1974)
  • Woman Governor — Sarojini Naidu (1947)
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