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1The first woman Prime MinisterMrs Indira Gandhi
2The first lady to become Miss WorldRita Faria
3The first woman judge in Supreme CourtMrs. Meera Sahib Fatima Bibi
4The first woman AmbassadorMiss C.B. Muthamma
5The first woman Governor of a state in free IndiaMrs Sarojini Naidu
6The first woman Speaker of a State AssemblyShanno Devi
7The first woman Minister in a GovernmentRajkumari Amrit Kaur
8The first woman to climb Mount EverestBachhendri Pal
9The first woman to climb Mount Everest twiceSantosh Yadav
10The first woman President of Indian National CongressMrs Annie Besant
11The first woman pilot in Indian Air ForceHarita Kaur Dayal
12The first woman GraduatesKadambini Ganguly and Chandramukhi Basu, 1883
13The first woman Airline PilotDurba Banerjee
14The first woman Honours GraduateKamini Roy, 1886
15The first woman Olympic medal WinnerKarnam Malleswari, 2000
16The first woman Asian Games Gold Medal WinnerKamlijit Sandhu
17The first woman LawyerCornelia Sorabjee
18The first woman President of United Nations General AssemblyMrs Vijaya Laxmi Pandit
19The first woman Chief Minister of an Indian StateMrs Sucheta Kripalani
20The first woman Chairman of Union Public Service CommissionRoze Millian Bethew
21The first woman Director General of PoliceKanchan Chaudhary Bhattacharya
22The first woman JudgeAnna Chandy (She became judge in a district court in 1937)
23The first woman Cheif Justice of High CourtMrs Leela Seth (Himachal Pradesh High Court)
24The first woman Judge in Supreme Court of IndiaKumari Justice M. Fathima Beevi
25The first woman Lieutenant GeneralPuneeta Arora
26The first woman Air Vice MarshalP. Bandopadhyaya
27The first woman chairperson of Indian AirlinesSushma Chawla
28The first woman IPS officerMrs. Kiran Bedi
29The first and last Muslim woman ruler of IndiaRazia Sultan
30The first woman to receive Ashoka ChakraNirja Bhanot
31The first woman to receive Jnanpith AwardAshapurna Devi
32The first woman to cross English ChannelAarti Saha
33The first woman to receive Nobel PrizeMother Teresa
34The first woman to receive Bharat RatnaMrs Indira Gandhi