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List of Presidents of India

list of persons by position held

President of IndiaEdit

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)
  26 January 1950 13 May 1962 1952
1957
Indian National Congress Nehru
2 Sir Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
(1888–1975)
  13 May 1962 13 May 1967 1962 Independent Nehru
Nanda
Shastri
Nanda
Gandhi
3 Zakir Husain
(1897–1969)
  13 May 1967 3 May 1969
(died in office.)
1967 Independent Gandhi
4 V. V. Giri
(1894–1980)
  3 May 1969 20 July 1969 1969 Independent Gandhi
5 Mohammad Hidayatullah(1905–1992)
20 July 1969 24 August 1969 1969 Independent Gandhi
6 V. V. Giri
(1894–1980)
  24 August 1969 24 August 1974 1969 Independent Gandhi
7 Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed
(1905–1977)
  24 August 1974 11 February 1977
(died in office.)
1974 Indian National Congress Gandhi
8 B. D. Jatti
(1912–2002)
  11 February 1977 25 July 1977
Indian National Congress GandhiDesai
9 Neelam Sanjiva Reddy
(1913–1996)
  25 July 1977 25 July 1982 1977 Janata Party Desai
Singh
Gandhi
10 Giani Zail Singh
(1916–1994)
  25 July 1982 25 July 1983 1982 Indian National Congress Gandhi
Gandhi
11 Mohammad Hidayatullah(1905–1992)


25 July 1983 25 July 1983 Indian National Congress Gandhi
Gandhi
12 Giani Zail Singh
(1916–1994)
  25 July 1983 25 July 1984 Indian National Congress Gandhi
Gandhi
13 Mohammad Hidayatullah(1905–1992)


25 July 1984 25 July 1984 Indian National Congress Gandhi
Gandhi
14 Giani Zail Singh
(1916–1994)
  25 July 1984 25 July 1987 Indian National Congress Gandhi
Gandhi
15 R. Venkataraman
(1910–2009)
  25 July 1987 25 July 1992 1987 Indian National Congress Gandhi
Singh
Shekhar
Rao
16 Shankar Dayal Sharma
(1918–1999)
  25 July 1992 25 July 1997 1992 Indian National Congress Rao
Vajpayee
Deve Gowda
Gujral
17 K. R. Narayanan
(1920–2005)
  25 July 1997 25 July 2002 1997 Indian National Congress Gujral
Vajpayee
18 A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
(1931–2015)
  25 July 2002 25 July 2007 2002 Independent Vajpayee
Singh
19 Pratibha Patil
(1934–)
  25 July 2007 25 July 2012 2007 Indian National Congress Singh
20 Pranab Mukherjee
(1935–)
  25 July 2012 25 July 2017 2012 Indian National Congress Singh
Modi
21 Ram Nath Kovind
(1945–)
  25 July 2017 Incumbent 2017 Bharatiya Janata Party Modi

PresidentsEdit

Colour key

     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]
0 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
Varahagiri Venkata Giri* 
(1894–1980)
3 May 1969 20 July 1969 3 --   --
Mohammad Hidayatullah*
(1905–1992)
20 July 1969 24 August 1969 1   --
4 V. V. Giri
(1894–1980)
1969 24 August 1969 24 August 1974 60 Gopal Swarup Pathak   Independent
5 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
Basappa Danappa Jatti*
(1912–2002)
11 February 1977 25 July 1977 6   --
6 Neelam Sanjiva Reddy
(1913–1996)
1977 25 July 1977 25 July 1982 60 Basappa Danappa Jatti (1977–1979)

Mohammad Hidayatullah (1979–1982)

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

Ramaswamy Venkataraman (1984–1987)

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

Bhairon Singh Shekhawat (2002–2007)

  Independent
12 Pratibha Patil
(1934–)
2007 25 July 2007 25 July 2012 60 Mohammad Hamid Ansari   Indian National Congress
13 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 

List of heads of state of India

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. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)

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