List of presidents of India

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The President of India is the head of state of the Republic of India. This is the li st of individuals who were presidents of the republic.

President of India[change | change source]

Under the Constitution, of the Republic of India, the President replaced the Monarch as ceremonial head of state. The President is elected by the Electoral College for a five-year term. In the event of a vacancy the Vice-President serves as Acting President.

Status
  Denotes Vice-President acting as President
President
(birth–death)
Portrait Tenure Elected Political affiliation
(at time of appointment)
Prime Minister
Took office Left office
1 Rajendra Prasad
(1884–1963)
Rajendra Prasad (Indian President), signed image for Walter Nash (NZ Prime Minister), 1958 (16017609534).jpg 26 January 1950 13 May 1962 1952
1957
Indian National Congress Nehru
2 Sir Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
(1888–1975)
Photograph of Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan presented to First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy in 1962.jpg 13 May 1962 13 May 1967 1962 Independent Nehru
Nanda
Shastri
Nanda
Gandhi
3 Zakir Husain
(1897–1969)
President Zakir Husain 1998 stamp of India (cropped).jpg 13 May 1967 3 May 1969
(died in office.)
1967 Independent Gandhi
4 V. V. Giri
(1894–1980)
VV Giri 1974 stamp of India (cropped).jpg 3 May 1969 20 July 1969 1969 Independent Gandhi
- Mohammad Hidayatullah
(1905–1992)
Justice M. Hidayatullah.jpg 20 July 1969 24 August 1969 1969 Independent Gandhi
(4) V. V. Giri
(1894–1980)
VV Giri 1974 stamp of India (cropped).jpg 24 August 1969 24 August 1974 1969 Independent Gandhi
5 Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed
(1905–1977)
Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed 1977 stamp of India (cropped).jpg 24 August 1974 11 February 1977
(died in office.)
1974 Indian National Congress Gandhi
- B. D. Jatti
(1912–2002)
B.D Jatti (enhanced).jpg 11 February 1977 25 July 1977
Indian National Congress GandhiDesai
6 Neelam Sanjiva Reddy
(1913–1996)
NeelamSanjeevaReddy.jpg 25 July 1977 25 July 1982 1977 Janata Party Desai
Singh
Gandhi
7 Giani Zail Singh
(1916–1994)
Giani Zail Singh 1995 stamp of India.jpg 25 July 1982 25 July 1983 1982 Indian National Congress Gandhi
Gandhi
- Mohammad Hidayatullah
(1905–1992)
Justice M. Hidayatullah.jpg 25 July 1983 25 July 1983 Indian National Congress Gandhi
Gandhi
(7) Giani Zail Singh
(1916–1994)
Giani Zail Singh 1995 stamp of India.jpg 25 July 1983 25 July 1984 Indian National Congress Gandhi
Gandhi
- Mohammad Hidayatullah
(1905–1992)
Justice M. Hidayatullah.jpg 25 July 1984 25 July 1984 Indian National Congress Gandhi
Gandhi
(7) Giani Zail Singh
(1916–1994)
Giani Zail Singh 1995 stamp of India.jpg 25 July 1984 25 July 1987 Indian National Congress Gandhi
Gandhi
8 R. Venkataraman
(1910–2009)
R Venkataraman.jpg 25 July 1987 25 July 1992 1987 Indian National Congress Gandhi
Singh
Shekhar
Rao
9 Shankar Dayal Sharma
(1918–1999)
Shankar Dayal Sharma 36.jpg 25 July 1992 25 July 1997 1992 Indian National Congress Rao
Vajpayee
Deve Gowda
Gujral
10 K. R. Narayanan
(1920–2005)
K. R. Narayanan.jpg 25 July 1997 25 July 2002 1997 Indian National Congress Gujral
Vajpayee
11 A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
(1931–2015)
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam in 2008.jpg 25 July 2002 25 July 2007 2002 Independent Vajpayee
Singh
12 Pratibha Patil
(1934–)
PratibhaIndia.jpg 25 July 2007 25 July 2012 2007 Indian National Congress Singh
13 Pranab Mukherjee
(1935–2020)
Secretary Tim Geithner and Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee 2010 crop.jpg 25 July 2012 25 July 2017 2012 Indian National Congress Singh
Modi
14 Ram Nath Kovind
(1945–)
Ram Nath Kovind official portrait.jpg 25 July 2017 25 July 2022 2017 Bharatiya Janata Party Modi
15 Draupadi Murmu
(1958–)
Droupadi Murmu official portrait, 2022.jpg 25 July 2022 Incumbent 2022 Bharatiya Janata Party Modi

Timeline[change | change source]

Timeline
Droupadi MurmuRam Nath KovindPranab MukherjeePratibha PatilA. P. J. Abdul KalamKocheril Raman NarayananShankar Dayal SharmaRamaswamy VenkataramanZail SinghNeelam Sanjiva ReddyBasappa Danappa JattiFakhruddin Ali AhmedVarahagiri Venkata GiriMohammad HidayatullahVarahagiri Venkata GiriZakir Husain (politician)Sarvepalli RadhakrishnanRajendra Prasad

References[change | change source]

  • "Former Presidents". President’s Secretariat. Retrieved 29 November 2008.
  • "List of Presidents/Vice Presidents". Election Commission of India. Archived from the original on 11 January 2012. Retrieved 29 November 2008.

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