Latest List of all Presidents of India from 1947 to 2019

Latest List of all Presidents of India from 1947 to 2019

Presidents of India

Key points

  • Head of state of India
  • Commander-in-chief of the Indian Armed Forces.
  • The president of India is referred to as the first citizen of India

Important Points

  • Presidents of India is elected by the Electoral College composed of elected members of the parliament houses,  Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, and also members of the Vidhan Sabha, the state legislative assemblies.
  •  Tenure –  5 years, As stated by article 56, part V, of the Constitution of India.
  • In the case where a president’s term of office is terminated early or during the absence of the president, the vice president will assume the office.
President of India list from 1947 to 2017
– President of India list 

who is the president of India from 1947 to 2019?

Dr. Rajendra Prasad (1884-1963) January 26, 1950 – May 13, 1962
Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan (1888-1975) May 13, 1962 – May 13, 1967
Dr. Zakir Hussain (1897-1969) May 13, 1967 – May 03, 1969
Varahagiri Venkatagiri (1884-1980) (Acting) May 03, 1969 – July 20, 1969
Justice Mohammad Hidayatullah (1905-1992) (Acting) July 20, 1969 – August 24, 1969
Varahagiri Venkatagiri (1884-1980) August 24, 1969 – August 24, 1974
Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed (1905-1977) August 24, 1974 – February 11, 1977
B.D. Jatti (1913-2002) (Acting) February 11, 1977 – July 25, 1977
Neelam Sanjiva Reddy (1913-1996) July 25, 1977 – July 25, 1982
Giani Zail Singh (1916-1994) July 25, 1982 – July 25, 1987
R. Venkataraman (1910-2009) July 25, 1987 – July 25, 1992
Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma (1918-1999) July 25, 1992 – July 25, 1997
K.R. Narayanan (1920-2005) July 25, 1997 – July 25, 2002
Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (1931-2015) July 25, 2002 – July 25, 2007
Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil (Birth-1934) July 25, 2007 – July 25, 2012
Shri Pranab Mukherjee (Birth-1935) July 25, 2012 – July 25, 2017
Shri Ram Nath Kovind (Birth-1945) Incumbent     ( Source:- india.gov.in)

Who Was the first president of India?

Dr. Rajendra Prasad 

Rajendra Prasad was the first President of India, in office from 1950 to 1962

  • Awards      Bharat Ratna (1962)

Who Was the Second president of India?

Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

Duration 

First Vice President of India (1952–1962)  & the 2nd  President of India (1962–1967).

  • Awards: Bharat Ratna, Peace Prize of the German Publishers’ Association, Templeton Prize, Order of Merit

Zakir Husain Khan

Duration 

3rd  President of India, from 13 May 1967 until his death on 3 May 1969.

  • He was the Vice President of India from 1962 to 1967.
  • He had served as Governor of Bihar from 1957 to 1962

Awards: Bharat Ratna


Varahagiri Venkata Giri

  known as V. V. Giri, was the 4th president of India from 24 August 1969 to 24 August 1974.

Duration

Previous offices: President of India (1969–1974), Vice President of India (1967–1969) , Acting President of India (1969–1969),

Awards‎: ‎Bharat Ratna‎ (1975)


Mohammad Hidayatullah OBE

Was the sixth Vice President of India, serving from 31 August 1979 to 30 August 1984.

Duration

  • He was 11th Chief Justice of India serving from 25 February 1968 to 16 December 1970,
  • Served as the Acting President of India from 20 July 1969 to 24 August 1969 and from 6 October 1982 to 31 October 1982.

Varahagiri Venkata Giri

  known as V. V. Giri, was the 4th president of India from 24 August 1969 to 24 August 1974.

Duration

Previous offices: President of India (1969–1974), Acting President of India (1969–1969), Vice President of India (1967–1969)

Awards‎: ‎Bharat Ratna‎ (1975)


Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed

  • was the 5th  President of India from 1974 to 1977 and also 2nd President of India to die in office.

Basappa Danappa Jatti  Was the 5th Vice President of India, serving from 1974 to 1979.

  • He was Acting President of India from 11 February to 25 July 1977

Neelam Sanjiva Reddy was sworn in as the 6th President of India on 25 July 1977.

  • Books: Without Fear Or Favour: Reminiscences and Reflections of a President

Giani Zail Singh 

 Zail Singh was the 7th  President of India serving from 1982 to 1987.

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Ramaswamy Venkataraman   was a served  as the 8th  President of India (25 July 1987 – 25 July 1992)


Shankar Dayal Sharma was the 9th President of India, serving from 1992 to 1997.

  •  Sharma had been the 8th Vice President of India, serving under R. Venkataraman.

Kocheril Raman Narayanan  was the 10th  President of India & 9th Vice President of India


A. P. J. Abdul Kalam was an Indian scientist who had  served as the 11th President of India from 2002 to 2007

Awards: Bharat Ratna,  Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan,


Pratibha Devisingh Patil is an Indian politician who served as the 12th President of India from 2007 to 2012.

  • Party –  Indian National Congress, Patil is the only woman to hold the office
  • Previously – Governor of Rajasthan from 2004 to 2007.

Pranab Mukherjee 

is an Indian politician who served as the 13th President of India from 2012 until 2017.


Who is the present president of India 2019?

Ram Nath Kovind

is an Indian politician currently serving as the in-office since 25 July 2017.

  • Previously – Governor of Bihar from 2015 to 2017

Books: The Republican Ethic: President Ram Nath Kovind Selected Speeches (July 2017-July 2018)

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