List of Presidents of India

The Presidents of India:

The President of India is the head of state and first citizen of India. The President is also the Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Armed Forces.


President Name To From


Dr. Rajendra Prasad 26 Jan 1950 12 May 1962

Dr. Rajendra Prasd was first President of independent India. Dr. Prasad was the only president to server two terms in office.


Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan 13 May 1962 13 May 1967

Dr. Radhakrishnan held the position of Vice Chancellor of Andhra University and BHU. He recieved Bharat Ratna award in 1954.


Dr. Zakir Hussain 13 May 1967 3 May 1969


Varahagiri Venkata Giri 3 May 1969 20 Jul 1969


Mohammad Hidayatullah 20 Jul 1969 24 Aug 1969

Dr. Hussain recieved Padma Vibhushan and Bharat Ratna. He died in office.

V V Giri was appointed as Acting President of India after the death of Dr. Hussain. He resigned in a few months to take part in the presidential elections.

He served as Acting President of India until the election of Giri as the President of India.


Varahagiri Venkata Giri 24 Aug 1969 24 Aug 1974

Giri is the only person to have served as both an acting president and president of India. He recieved Bharat Ratna.


Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed 24 Aug 1974 11 Feb 1977


Basappa Danappa Jatti 11 Feb 1977 25 Jul 1977

Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed died in 1977 before his term of office ended, and was the second Indian president to die in office.

Jatti was the vice president of India during Ahmed's term of office, and was sworn in as Acting President of India upon Ahmed's death.


Neelam Sanjiva Reddy 25 Jul 1977 25 Jul 1982

N.S.Reddy was the first Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh State.


Giani Zail Singh 25 Jul 1982 25 Jul 1987

In March 1972, Singh was chief Minister of Punjab, and in 1980, he became Union Home Minister.


Ramaswamy Venkataraman 25 Jul 1987 25 Jul 1992

In 1942, Venkataraman was jailed by the British for his involvement in the Indian independence movement.


Shankar Dayal Sharma 25 Jul 1992 25 Jul 1997

Sharma was Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, and the Indian Minister for Communications. He has served as the governor of AP, Punjab and Maharashtra.


Kocheril Raman Narayanan 25 Jul 1997 25 Jul 1002

Narayanan served as India's ambassador to Thailand, Turkey, China and USA.


Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam 25 Jul 2002 25 Jul 2007

Kalam is a scientist who played a leading role in the development of India's ballistic missile and nuclear weapons programs. He received the Bharat Ratna.


Pratibha Patil 25 Jul 2007 25 Jul 2012

Patil is the first woman to become the President of India. She was also the first female Governor of Rajasthan.


Pranab Mukherjee 25 Jul 2012 25 July 2017


Ram Nath Kovind 25 July 2017 Present

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Created At: 19 January, 2014

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