In India, at least in the Southern part, there is a phrase "Top tucker" used to compliment/attribute someone for their exceptional qualities/achievements in a colloquial way.
The entry Tucker in OED says:
1. historical A piece of lace or linen worn in or around the top of a bodice or as an insert at the front of a low-cut dress
[ Early 19th century: derivative of British English slang tuck 'consume food or drink']
2. [mass noun] Australian /NZ informal
[with object] (usually be tuckered out) North American informal Exhaust; wear out
And etymonline.com points tukere to the origin but I am clueless on what tukere meant/was. Google didn't show up any relevant results...
"piece of lace worn around the neck," 1680s, agent noun from tuck (v.). In Middle English tukere was "one who dresses or finishes cloth," hence the surname.
"to tire, weary," 1833, New England slang, of uncertain origin, perhaps from >tucked (past participle of tuck (v.)), which had, in reference to dogs, a >slang sense of "exhausted, underfed." Especially with out. Related: >Tuckered; tuckering.
And a search for top tucker brought up an old TV show titled
Top Tucker starring a famous comedian portrayed as an ignorant rural youngster who later develops himself to cope up with the cunning environment and hence the title Top Tucker I believe. No other comments/reviews of this show either...
This was all I could get my hands on and I hope this is not off topic or too specific to ask for the origin of this peculiar usage of the phrase. My bets are on tucker which probably was common to indicate rich/high class individuals and this found its way to Indian languages during British colonisation as was the case with many other words commonly used every day...
I was editing my post to add few (major) points I missed and while I was at it, I thought could compile few (mis?)leads from comments to make it easier for new visitors.
From Comments to the post: Apparently it is also prevalent in parts of US in context of food, features in a famous Australian song(tucker-bag: a bag to carry food) "Waltzing Matilda", "Top tucker" was used in context of exclamation by Charles Hamilton a.k.a Frank Richards in his novels. Also, Tucker Car Corporation headed by Preston Tucker was famous in the US after WWII.
Interestingly the Tuckers native to Great Britain, held key positions that influenced India during British East India company and the British Crown, Josiah(protested against the British East India company), Frederick (Top official in Salvation army, worked with several criminal tribes to reform them) , and Henry St George(look into his link) to name a few I suspect would have impacted the Indians.
Last update, a survey for "top tucker" I posted on G+ isn't making any progress :P
Hope this helps.