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List of Presidents of India

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The President of India is the head of state of the Republic of India.

PresidentsEdit

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     Acting President of India      President was an Independent candidate      President was an candidate of Indian National Congress (INC)      President was an candidate of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)      President was an candidate of the Janata Party (JP)

Name
(birth–death)
Elected Took office Left office Term
(in months)
Vice President Candidate of[1]
1 Rajendra Prasad
(1884–1963)
1952
1957
26 January 1950 12 May 1962 120 Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan   Indian National Congress
2 Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
(1888–1975)
1962 13 May 1962 13 May 1967 60 Zakir Husain   Independent
3 Zakir Husain 
(1897–1969)
1967 13 May 1967 3 May 1969 24 Varahagiri Venkata Giri   Independent
4 Varahagiri Venkata Giri* 
(1894–1980)
3 May 1969 20 July 1969 3 --   --
5 Mohammad Hidayatullah*
(1905–1992)
20 July 1969 24 August 1969 1   --
6 V. V. Giri
(1894–1980)
1969 24 August 1969 24 August 1974 60 Gopal Swarup Pathak   Independent
7 Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed 
(1905–1977)
1974 24 August 1974 11 February 1977 36 Gopal Swarup Pathak (1974)

Basappa Danappa Jatti (1974–1977)

  Indian National Congress
8 Basappa Danappa Jatti*
(1912–2002)
11 February 1977 25 July 1977 6   --
9 Neelam Sanjiva Reddy
(1913–1996)
1977 25 July 1977 25 July 1982 60 Basappa Danappa Jatti (1977–1979)

Mohammad Hidayatullah (1979–1982)

  Janata Party
10 Zail Singh
(1916–1994)
1982 25 July 1982 25 July 1987 60 Mohammad Hidayatullah (1982–1984)

Ramaswamy Venkataraman (1984–1987)

  Indian National Congress
11 R. Venkataraman
(1910–2009)
1987 25 July 1987 25 July 1992 60 Shankar Dayal Sharma   Indian National Congress
12 Shankar Dayal Sharma
(1918–1999)
1992 25 July 1992 25 July 1997 60 Kocheril Raman Narayanan   Indian National Congress
13 K. R. Narayanan
(1920–2005)
1997 25 July 1997 25 July 2002 60 Krishan Kant   Independent
14 A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
(1931–2015)
2002 25 July 2002 25 July 2007 60 Krishan Kant (2002)

Bhairon Singh Shekhawat (2002–2007)

  Independent
15 Pratibha Patil
(1934–)
2007 25 July 2007 25 July 2012 60 Mohammad Hamid Ansari   Indian National Congress
16 Pranab Mukherjee
(1935–)
2012 25 July 2012 25 July 2017 60 Mohammad Hamid Ansari   Indian National Congress
Ram Nath Kovind
(1945–)
2017 25 July 2017 -- Venkaiah Naidu   Bharatiya Janata Party
Other Symbols

 -Died in office
 -Did not complete assigned term
*-Acting President

Timeline
Ram 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 

ReferencesEdit

  • "Former Presidents". President’s Secretariat. Retrieved 29 November 2008.
  • "List of Presidents/Vice Presidents". Election Commission of India. Retrieved 29 November 2008.
  1. "List of Presidents of India since India became republic | My India". www.mapsofindia.com. Archived from the original on 28 August 2017. Retrieved 25 October 2017.

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