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First Ambedkar Awardee of AssamChetana Das (2000)
First Arjuna Awardee of AssamBhogeswar Barua(1990)
First Assam Valley Literary Award winner of AssamBhabendranath Saikia (1990)
First Assamese movieJoymoti
First Assamese colour movieBhaiti (1972)
First Assamese LexicographerJaduram Dekabaruah (1839)
First Assamese GovernorBishnuram Medhi (Madras, 8 Jan 1957 to 4 April, 1964)
First Bharat Ratna Awardee of AssamGopinath Bordoloi (1999, Posthumously)
First of Bibliography of AssamAsomiya Puthir Talika (Devananda Bharali, 1912)
First Bismilla Khan Award winner of AssamSukracharya Rabha (2010)
First Assamese book that received Sahitya Academy AwardBonphool (Jatindranath Duwarah, 1955)
First bridge over the river Brahmaputra Saraighat (1962), Guwahati
First Cabinet Minister of Union Cabinet from AssamFakharuddin Ali Ahmed
First Chief Justice of High Court of AssamHaliram Deka
First Justice of Supreme Court from AssamParvati Kumar Goswami
First Co-Operative of AssamShillong (Shillong Co-operative Town Bank, estd.- 13th September 1904)
First Chief Minister of AssamGopinath Bordoloi (1938-1939)
First College in AssamCotton College (1901)
First Daily Newspaper in AssamDainik Batori (1935)
First Dictionary in AssamAsomiya aru Engraji Abhidhan (Miles Bronson, 1867)
First Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from London University from AssamMaidul Islam Bora
First D Lit of London University from AssamSurjya Kumar Bhuyan
First English News Paper in Assam Assam Tribune (1946)
First Film Studio in AssamJyoti Chitraban (1961)
First Assamese Children’s NovelPatalpuri (Hargovinda Sharma)
First Gold Medalist in Asian Games from AssamBhogeswar Baruah (1966)
First Graduate from AssamAnandoram Baruah
First Grammar book of AssamGrammar of the Assamese Language (William Robinson, 1839)
First Historical Novel of AssamBhanumati (Padmanath Gohain Baruah, 1890)
First IAS from Assameta website t Achyut Saikia ase eetut Anandoram Baruah, Sambhu please check
First Institute for Higher Education in AssamCotton College
First Film Maker of Assam Jyoti Prasad Agarwala
First recipient of Jnanpeeth Award from AssamDr Birendra Kumar Battacharya, (Mrityunjay, 1979)
First Jnanpeeth award winning book of AssamMrityunjay (Dr Birendra Kumar Bhattacharya, 1979)
First Woman Jnanpeeth Awardee from AssamMamoni Raisom Goswami (2000)
First Lok Adalot in AssamHajo
First Modern Play of AssamRam Navami (Gunabhiram Baruah, 1857)
First Medical School in AssamBerry White Medical School (1902), Dibrugarh
First Medical College in AssamAssam Medical College, Dibrugarh (1947)
First Mental Hospital in AssamTezpur Mental Hospital (original namtu beleg kintu Sambhu)
First Novel on Tribal life of AssamMiri Jiyori (Rajanikanta Bordoloi, 1894)
First Novel that received Sahitya Academy Award of AssamYaruyingam (Dr Birendra Kr Bhattacharya, 1961)
First President of India from AssamFakaruddin Ali Ahmed (24 August 1974-11 February 1977)
First Padma Bhusan Awardee from AssamNabakanta Baruah (1976)
First Padma Shri Awardee from Assam Parveen Sultana (1976)
First play from Assam to be broadcasted over AIRBeen Boragi (Prafulla Chandra Baruah, 1935)
First Printed book of AssamDharam Pustak (Atmaram Sharma, 1813)
First Printing Press in AssamMission Press, Sivasagar
First Prose of AssamKatha Geeta (Bhattadev)
First Radio Station in AssamGuwahati and Shillong (estd 1 July 1948)
First Rajiv Gandhi Sadvabana Award winner from AssamHiteswar Saikia (1955)
First Romantic poetry of AssamBon Kuwori (Chandra Kumar Agarwala)
First RTI Awardee from AssamAkhil Gogoi (2010)
First Sahitya Academy Awardee of AssamJatindranath Duwarah ( Bonphool, 1955)
First Sangeet Natak Academy of AssamPrabhat Sharma, Arun Sharma
First short story collection of Assam Surabhi (Lakshminath Bezbaruah, 1909)
First Shri Manta Shankardev Award winner from AssamKirtinath Hazarika (1986)
First Sonnet AssamesePriyotomar Sithi
State bird of AssamDeo Hanh
State flower of AssamOrchid (Fox tail)
State Emblem of AssamOne-horned Indian Rhino
State Animal of AssamOne-horned Indian Rhino
First Thesis in Assamese LanguageAssamese: Its formation and Development ( Dr Banikanta Kakati, 1940)
First University in AssamGauhati University
First High Court in AssamGauhati High Court (1948) Guwahati
First Woman Doctor from AssamDr Rajaniprabha Saikia
First Woman Graduate from AssamSukhalata Dowarah, Sudhalata Dowarah
First Woman Minister in the Union Cabinet from AssamRenukadevi Barkotoky
First Woman Justice of Hugh Court of AssamMeera Sarma
First Woman ACS of AssamSuchibrata Raichowdhury
first Woman IAS from AssamParul Das
First Woman Chief Minister of AssamSaiyeda Anowara Taimur (1980-1981)
First Assamese International award winner FilmSagaralai Bahudoor ( Directed by Jahnu Baruah)

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