Presidents of India – After India became free nation from 15th August,1947, the ruling system, policies, rules and regulations etc got completely changed. After many changes and modifications, Dr.B.R.Ambedkar, chairman of the Drafting Committee of the Constituent Assembly has written Constitution of India and adopted on 26th January,1950. A new head of state was required to replace the position of Governor-General. Hence, after the official adoption of the Indian constitution, Dr.Rajendra Prasad was elected as the first President of India on the same day by an electoral college that includes members of both houses(Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha) of Parliament and State Legislative Assemblies. And then after the list of presidents of India can be seen below.
Presidents of India
The list of presidents of India right from the beginning to till date who have held responsibilities in their office till date are shown below in the order.
List of Indian Presidents
- Dr. Rajendra Prasad
- Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
- Zakir Hussain
- Varahagiri Venkata Giri
- Mohammad Hidayatullah (Acting President)
- Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed
- Neelam Sanjiva Reddy
- Giani Zail Singh
- Ramaswamy Venkataraman
- Shankar Dayal Sharma
- Kocheril Raman Narayanan
- A.P. J. Abdul Kalam
- Pratibha Patil
- Pranab Mukherjee
- Ram Nath Kovind
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Presidents of India List
First President of India – Dr. Rajendra Prasad
He was the first president of India after India became independent on 26th January, 1950. Dr. Prasad was an inspirational teacher, Congressman, lawyer and a supporter of Mahatma Gandhi and a winner of Bharat Ratna Award. He supported and encouraged education growth across the nation and has advised the same point to Congress government in many occasions. He was the only president of India who served the nation for two successive terms.
Dr.Rajendra Prasad held the position of president of India from 26/1/1950 to 12/5/1962.
Second President of India – Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
Next in the list of presidents of India is Dr.Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. He was the second president of India(however 2nd person). He was considered as one of India’s most renowned philosopher and a scholar. Dr.Radhakrishnan graduated from UK’s reputed university, Oxford University and an awardee of British Order and Bharat Ratna. In India, His birthday is celebrated as “The Teacher’s Day” i.e., on 5th September.
Dr.Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan held the position of President of India from 13/5/1962 to 13/5/1967.
Third President of India – Zakir Hussain
Dr.Zakir Hussain was elected as the third president of India. He was the first muslim who became the president of the nation. Hussain was co-originator of JAmia Milia Islamia and vice chancellor of aligarh Muslim university. He was honored with many great awards such as Padma Vibhushan, Bharat Ratna etc. he was the first president of India who died during his tenure. Later, Varahagiri venkata Giri became the acting president of India after the death of Dr.Zakir Hussain.
Dr.Zakir Hussain held the position of president of India from 13/5/1967 to 3/5/1969.
Fourth President of India – Varahagiri Venkata Giri
He was also called as V.V.Giri. He was the only president who served the nation as the acting president of India and fourth president of India after the death of Dr.Zakir Hussain. V.V.Giri also served the nation as the Governor of Kerala (from 1/7/1960 to 2/4/1965) and the Governor of Karnataka( from 2/4/1965 to 13/5/1967). He was also a Bharat Ratna award winner.
Varahagiri Venkata Giri held as the president of India from 3/5/1969 to 20/7/1969 and again from 24/8/1969 to 24/8/1974.
Acting President of India – Mohammad Hidayatullah
Justice Mohammad Hidayatullah, after the resignation of V.V.Giri as the president of India, was appointed as the acting president of the nation for a short span as V.V.Giri contested for the next presidential elections.
Justice Mohammad Hidayatullah held as the acting president of India from 20/7/1969 to 24/8/1969.
Fifth 5th President of India – Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed
He was elected as the fifth president of India. Fakhruddin was the second muslim to serve the nation as the president of India, but couldn’t finish his tenure as he passed away in the middle of the tenure. Later, B.D.Jatti (Basappa Danappa Jatti) was appointed as the acting president of India on 11/2/1977. He served upto 25/7/1977.
Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed held as the president of India from 24/8/1974 to 11/2/1977.
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Sixth 6th President of India – Neelam Sanjiva Reddy
He was elected as the sixth president of India and was the youngest amongst all presidents of India. He was also elected as the first chief minister of Andhra Pradesh and served the state from 1/11/1956 to 11/11960. Reddy participated in India’s freedom struggle.
Neelam Sanjiva Reddy served the nation as the president of India from 25/7/1977 to 25/7/1982.
7th President of India – Giani Zail Singh
Before he was elected as the seventh president of India, served the nation as the chief minister of Punjab. During his presidency period, sikh riots took place in 1984 which led to operation blue star that assassinated Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.
Giani Zail Singh served the nation as the president of India from 25/7/1982 to 25/7/1987.
8th President of India – Ramaswamy Venkataraman
Venkatraman was the eighth president of India. He was an active politician who took part in freedom struggle movement of India and was a member of constituent assembly who drafted indian constitution. In 1967, he was appointed as the member of UPC(Union Planning Commission) entrusted the areas of Labour, Transport, Communications, Power, Railways and Industry. He also took charges of ministry of home affairs under the Prime Ministry of Indira Gandhi.
Ramaswamy Venkataraman served the nation as the president of India from 25/7/1987 to 25/7/1992.
9th President of India – Shankar Dayal Sharma
Sharma was elected as the ninth president of India. He participated in the movement making India a free nation. He joined Indian National Congress and supported the leadership of Indira Gandhi. Identifying his abilities, congress party made him as the president of AICC (All India Congress Committee) in the year 1972. Sharma also served as the Governor of Andhra Pradesh during the period 29/8/1984 and 26/11/1985.
Shankar Dayal Sharma served the nation as the president of India from 25/7/1992 to 25/7/1997.
10th President of India – KR Narayanan
He was popularly called as K.R.Narayanan and became the tenth president of India and assumed office on 25th July, 1997. He was born to a poor family in a small hut at Perumthanam village in Travancore, Kerala state. He was considered as an assertive and independent president who established several paradigms and broadened the scope of the highest constitutional office.
Kocheril Raman Narayanan served the nation as the president of India from 25/7/1997 to 25/7/2002.
11th President of India – A.P. J. Abdul Kalam
A.P.J.Abdul Kalam is a noted name to every indian than his full name Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam. Kalam became the eleventh president of India on 25th July, 2002. Kalam was born to a Tamil family and brought up in Rameshwaram, Tamil Nadu state. He was well known for his unique component called ‘syncretism’. He epitomized various religious cultures, spirituals and traditions of India to different parts of the world in multiple occasions. Professionally and passionately, Kalam was a scientist, he served to the nation in various designations and contributed many of his experiments to the defense of the country.
A.P. J. Abdul Kalam served the nation as the president of India from 25/7/2002 to 25/7/2007.
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12th President of India – Pratibha Patil
Pratibha Devisingh Patil better known as Pratibha Patil assumed the presidential office on 25th July, 2007 and became the twelfth president of India. In 1962, Patil got elected as the MLA(Member of Legislative Assembly) for Jalgaon constituency in Maharashtra state. Consecutively, she won four times in the state elections in the constituency of edlabad(now called as Muktainagar) from 1965 to 1985. Later, she was elected as Rajya Sabha M.P(Member of Parliament) between 1985 and 1990.
Pratibha Patil served the nation as the president of India from 25/7/2007 to 25/7/2012.
13th President of India – Pranab Mukherjee
Pranab Kumar Mukherjee well-known as Pranab Mukherjee became the thirteenth president of India and assumed the presidential office on 25th July, 2012 and is active in his tenure. Pranab joined in Indian National Congress(INC) party six decades ago and is an active politician till date.
After the assassination of Indira Gandhi, he started his own party called ‘Rastriya Samajwadi Congress’ party as he was sidelined from the INC party. Pranab served the country in various designations such as Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Defense, Ministry of external Affairs, Deputy Chairman of Planning Commission, Leader of the House(Lok Sabha), Leader of the House(Rajya Sabha), Member of Lok Sabha for Jangipur( West Bengal), Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha – West Bengal) for five terms.
Pranab Mukherjee serving the nation as the president of India from 25/7/2012 to till date.
Ram Nath Kovind was Governor of Bihar before he was elected as President of India. He is elected as 14th President of India in the year 2017. In his 23 years of political career Ram Nath Kovind have maintained clean character and resulted in winning Presidential elections held. After his education in Law, he was worked as Judge for Supreme Court and High court completing 16 years of service to the nation as tremendous advocate, and then as Member of Parliament from Uttar Pradesh. Later he was appointed as Governor of Bihar in the year 2015. And now he was felicitated with honorable post of India as President.
Indian President Name : Ram Nath Kovind
Current President of India elected in presidential elections, held in July 2017.
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