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First Indian Awardees of International Awards

🥇1st Indian to be awarded the Nobel prize in any field (literature)
👮Rabindranath Tagore (1913)

🥇1st Indian to be featured as the Person of the Year by Time magazine
👮Mahatma Gandhi (1930)

🥇1st Indian to be awarded the UNESCO’s Kalinga Prize
👮Jagjit Singh (1963)

🥇1st Indian to receive the Booker prize (British citizen)
👮Salman Rushdie

🥇1st Indian woman (and also first Indian citizen) to receive the Booker prize
👮Arundhati Roy

🥇1st Indian to receive the Pulitzer prize (Reporting category)
👮Gobind Behari Lal

🥇1st Indian recipient of International Cricket Council’s Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy
👮Rahul Dravid

🥇1st Indian scientist to be awarded the Nobel prize
👮CV Raman (1930)

🥇1st Indian to be awarded the Nishan-e-Pakistan
👮Morarjee Desai

🥇1st Indian to be awarded Magsaysay Award
👮Vinoba Bhave

🥇1st Indian to be awarded the Bangladesh Swadhinata Sammanona
👮Indira Gandhi

🥇1st Indian and Indian Organisation to be awarded the Right Livelihood Award
👮Ela Bhatt of SEWA (Self-Employed Women’s Association) (1984)

🥇1st recipient of World Food Prize instituted By Norman Borlaug
👮MS Swaminathan (1987)

🥇1st Asian recipient of Hoover Medal (America’s prestigious award for outstanding extra-career services by engineers to humanity)
👮APJ Abdul Kalam (2008)

🥇1st Indian recipient of DSC Prize for South Asian Literature
👮Jeet Thayil (2013)

🥇1st Indian recipient of Priztker Prize (referred to as Nobel Prize of Architechture)
👮Balkrishna Doshi(2018)

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