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President of India since Independence


The President of India is the head of state of India. The President is the head of the Indian armed forces and first citizen of India. The President is part of the Indian Parliament. There have been 14 Presidents working since the independence of India.

President of India list:


Sr. No.

President’s Name

Tenure

Party

1

Dr. Rajendra Prasad

26-01-1950 to

13-05-1962

INC

2

Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

13-05-1962 to

13-05-1967

Independent

3

Zakir Hussain

13-05-1967 to

03-05-1969

independent

4

V. V. Giri

24-08-1969 to

24-08-1974

Independent

5

Fakhrudddin Ali Ahmed

24-08-1974 to

11-02-1977

INC

6

Neelam Sanjiva Reddy

25-07-1977 to

25-07-1982

Janta Party

7

Zail Singh

25-07-1982 to

25-07-1987

INC

8

R. Venkataraman

25-07-1987 to

25 -07-1992

INC

9

Shankar Dayal Sharma

25-07-1992 to

25-07-1997

INC

10

K.R. Narayan

25-07-1997 to

25-07-2002

Independent

11

APJ Abdul Kalam

25-07-2002 to

25-07-2007

Independent

12

Pratibha Patil

25-07-2007 to

25-07-2012

INC

13

Pranab Mukherjee

25-07-2012 to

 25-07-2017

INC

14

Ram Nath Govind

25-07-2017 to

 till date

BJP

The Presidents of India:

1.       Dr. Rajendra Prasad: Dr. Rajendra Prasad was the first president of India and his term of office was from 26-01-1950 to 13-05-1962. He was born in Ziradei, Bengal Presidency of British India(  present in Bihar). Rajendra Prasad was a freedom fighter, social activist, and lawyer. He was the head of the constitution assembly. He got the Bharat Ratna Award.

2.       Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan: Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was the second president of India and their term of office was from 13-05-1962 to 13-05-1967. He was born in Tiruttani, Madras Presidency, British India( present-day Tamil Nadu). He was an Indian Philosopher and acamedian. He was the first vice President of India. Teachers Day celebrates every year on 5 September on his birthday. He was the first recipient of the Bharat Ratna Award.

3.        Zakir Hussain: Zakir Hussain was the third president of India and their term of office was from 13-05-1962 to 12-05-1969. He was born in Hyderabad state under the British Princely state. He was a freedom fighter, economist, and politician. He got the Bharat Ratna Award.

4.       V.V. Giri: V.V. Giri was the fourth president of India and their term of office was from 24-08-1969 to 24-08-1974. He was born in Ganjam district of Madras Presidency, British India present-day in Odisha. He was a freedom fighter, trade union leader, and a lawyer. He was a founding member of All India Railwaymen’s Federation and president of the All India Trade Union Congress.  He got the Bharat Ratna Award.

5.       Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed: Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed was the fifth president of India and their term of office was 24-08-1974 to 11-02-1977.  He was born in Delhi, British India(Now in Delhi, India). He was a freedom fighter, lawyer, and politician.

6.       Neelam Sanjiva Reddy: Neelam Sanjivia Reddy was the sixth President of India and their term of office was from 25-07-1977 to 25-07-1982. He was born in Illur, Madras  Presidency, British India(Present-day in Andhra Pradesh). He was a freedom Fighter, Social activist, and politician. He was the first Chief  Minister of Andhra Pradesh.

7.       Giani Zail Singh: Giani Zail Singh was the seventh President of India and their term of office was from 25-07-1982 to 25-07-1987. He was born in Sandhwan, Punjab Province in British India(Present-day Punjab, India).

8.       Ramaswamy Venkataraman:  Ramaswamy Venkataraman was the eighth President of India and their term of office was from 31-08-1984 to 24-07-1987. He was born in Rajamadam, Madras Presidency in British India( Present-day in Tamilnadu). He was a lawyer and politician.

9.       Shankar Dayal Sharma: Shankar Dayal Sharma was the ninth President of India and their term of office was from 25-07-1992 to 25-07-1997. He was born in Bhopal state, British India (now in Madhya Pradesh). He was a lawyer and politician. He was famous for his contribution in the legal profession internationally for the domestic level.

10.   K.R. Narayan: K.R. Naryan was the tenth President of India and their term of office was from 25-07-21997 to 25-07-2002. He was born in Travancore, British India(Now in Kerala). He was an Indian bureaucrat in foreign service and politician.

11.   Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam: Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam was the eleventh President of India and their term of office was from 25-07-2002 to 25-07-2007. He was born in Tamilnadu. He was a missiles scientist and work as chief scientific advisor to Prime minister of India during A.B. Vajpayee. He was known as “ Missile man of India”.

12.   Pratibha Patil: Pratibha Patil was the twelfth President of India and their term of office was from 25-07-2007 to 25-07-2012. She was born in Nandgaon, Bombay Presidency, British India(present-day in Maharashtra). She is a lawyer and politician by profession. She is the first female governor of Rajasthan.  

13.   Pranab  Mukherjee: Pranab Mukherjee was the thirteen President of India and his term of office was from 25-07-2012 to 25-07-2027. He was born in Mirati, Bengal Presidency, British India(now in West Bengal). He got the Bharat Ratna Award in 2019.

14.   Ram Nath Govind: Ram Nath Govind is the fourteen and current President of India. He resumed the President's office on 25 July 2017. He was a lawyer and politician by profession.

Facts about President of India:

1.       Dr. Rajendra Prasad was the longest-serving President of India. He resumed President’s office two consecutive terms.

2.       Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was the first President of India who belonged to the southern state of India.

3.       Zakir Hussain was the first Muslim President, the first President died in office and shortest term in President’s office.

4.       V.V. Giri was the first President who resumed President’s office as acting President and full-term President.

5.       Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed was the 2nd President of India who died in office and Emergency declared in India during their term.

6.       Zail Singh was the first Sikh President of India.

7.       K.R. Narayan was the first Dalit President of India.

8.       APJ Abdul Kalam was popularly known as “ People’s President”.

9.       Pratibha Patil was the first woman President of India.

   


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