List of Presidents of India (1947-2022) | Terms, Timeline, Achievements & Election Process 

List of Presidents of India (1947-2022) | Terms, Timeline, Achievements & Election Process

List of Presidents of India (1947-2022)

According to the Constitution of India, the President is the first citizen of India , and the President is also the Head of State. Apart from this, the President also acts as   the head of the Indian Armed Forces and as the Commander-in-Chief . After the President, the Vice President is the Vice President. The President of India is elected by the elected members of the Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha and Legislative Assembly. Today in this article, to increase your general knowledge, we  are providing the complete list of all the Presidents of India, starting from the first President of India Dr. Rajendra Prasad in the year 1950 till now i.e. from 1947 to 2023. In this article, we have provided a list of all the Presidents of India from 1947 to 2022.

President of India

The President is the constitutional head of the entire parliamentary system of Government of India. It is important to note that the President of India represents the nation and does not rule the country, the real power lies in the hands of the Council of Ministers of India.

List of All Presidents of India From 1947 to 2023

In 1947, India achieved independence after years of struggle with British rule. This year became a historic year for India because we were free from any ruler. The Constitution of India was amended on January 26, 1950, and Dr. Rajendra Prasad was elected as the first constitutional head of state, commonly titled as the President of India. From the year 1950 to 2020, there were a total of 14 full-time Presidents in India and were discussed in the article below.

List of Presidents of India
Name starting date Last date Speciality
1. Dr. Rajendra Prasad January 26th, 1950 May 13th, 1962 was the first president of republic india
2. Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan May 13th, 1962 May 13th, 1967 was the second president of India
3. Zakir Hussain May 13th, 1967 May 3rd, 1969 was the third president of India
4. Varahagiri Venkata Giri May 3rd, 1969 July 20th, 1969 He became President due to the death of Hussain.
5. Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed


July 20th, 1969 August 24th, 1969 Remained President until Giri became President.
6. Neelam Sanjeev Reddy July 25th, 1977 July 25th, 1982 Reddy was the 6th President of India who became unopposed.
7. Giani Zail Singh July 25th, 1982 July 25th, 1987 He was the 7th President of India and also a member of the Congress Party.
8. Ramaswami Venkatraman July 25th, 1987 July 25th, 1992 He was the 8th President of India. He was also a lawyer and a professional politician.
9. Shankardayal Sharma July 25th, 1992 July 25th, 1997 He was the 9th President of India and was also a member of the Indian National Congress Party.
10. K.S. R.S. Narayanan July 25th, 1997 July 25th, 2002 He was the 10th President of India and one of the best diplomats of India
11. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam July 25th, 2002 July 25th, 2007 He was the 11th President of India, as well as a great scientist. He had worked in ISRO and DRDO organizations.
12. Pratibha Patil July 25th, 2007 July 25th, 2012 was the 12th President of India, and the first woman to become President
13. Pranab Mukherjee July 25th, 2012 July 25th, 2017 He was the 13th President of India, and was also a senior leader of the National Congress Party.
14. Ram Nath Kovind July 25th, 2017 25th July, 2022 He is the 14th President of India, and he is also the former Governor of Bihar.
15. Draupadi Murmu 25th July 2022 present She is the 15th President of India and the second woman President of India after Pratibha Patil.

Election process of President of India

Article 55: The President of India is not directly elected by the people of the nation. Their election process is different and it is called Proportional system and single transferable vote. The Electoral college of the president of India consists of elected members of Lok Sabha, Rajya sabha and state legislative assembly. Once elected the president stays in the power of five years.

Eligibility criteria for President of India

Article 58 of the Indian Constitution contains full details of the eligibility rules for the President of India. which is like this:

  • The President must be a citizen of India.
  • The age of the President should be more than 35 years.
  • The President must be a member of the Lok Sabha and must be eligible to stand for election.
  • The President of India should not hold any office of profit under the State Government, Union and other local authorities.

So this was all about the presidents of India. They are the supreme head of the nation and commander of the Indian army. President holds a great constitutional importance and has lots of power vested in them.



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