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Presidents Of India

Presidents of India

Presidents of India

Presidents Of India

In Indian Constitution, President is the Head of the State and Prime Minister is the chief executive along with his council of ministers. The President is the head of state of Republic of India and the commander-in-chief of the IAF (Indian Armed Forces).
The President is elected by the Parliament of India, both upper house and lower house and the Legislative Assemblies of states and union territories.
The Presidents of India are bound by the constitution to follow the advice of the Cabinet, as long as it is not in the violation of the constitution of India.

Here is a list of Presidents of India with their birth date, death date, date elected.

List of Presidents of India

Presidents of India Birth–Death Elected Took office Left office Vice President
Dr. Rajendra Prasad 1884–1963 1952, 1957 January 26, 1950 May 12, 1962 Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan 1888–1975 1962 May 13, 1962 May 13, 1967 Zakir Husain
Dr. Zakir Husain 1897–1969 1967 May 13, 1967 May 03, 1969 Varahagiri Venkata Giri
Shri Varahagiri Venkata Giri 1894–1980 Acting President May 03, 1969 July 20, 1969
Mohammad Hidayatullah 1905–1992 Acting President July 20, 1969 August 24, 1969
Shri Varahagiri Venkata Giri 1894–1980 1969 August 24, 1969 August 24, 1974 Gopal Swarup Pathak
Dr. Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed 1905–1977 1974 August 24, 1974 February 11, 1977 Gopal Swarup Pathak (1974), Basappa Danappa Jatti(1974–1977)
Shri Basappa Danappa Jatti 1912–2002 Acting President February 11, 1977 July 25, 1977
Shri Neelam Sanjiva Reddy 1913–1996 1977 July 25, 1977 July 25, 1982 Basappa Danappa Jatti(1977–1979), Muhammad Hidayatullah(1979–1982)
Giani Zail Singh 1916–1994 1982 July 25, 1982 July 25, 1987 Muhammad Hidayatullah(1982–1984), Ramaswamy Venkataraman(1984–1987)
Shri R Venkataraman 1910–2009 1987 July 25, 1987 July 25, 1992 Shankar Dayal Sharma
Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma 1918–1999 1992 July 25, 1992 July 25, 1997 Kocheril Raman Narayanan
Shri K. R. Narayanan 1920–2005 1997 July 25, 1997 July 25, 2002 Krishan Kant
Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam 1931–2015 2002 July 25, 2002 July 25, 2007 Krishan Kant(2002), Bhairon Singh Shekhawat(2002–2007)
Smt Pratibha Patil B. 1934 2007 July 25, 2007 July 25, 2012 Mohammad Hamid Ansari
Shri Pranab Mukherjee B. 1935 2012 July 25, 2012 July 25, 2017 Mohammad Hamid Ansari
Shri Ram Nath Kovind B. 1945 2017 July 25, 2017 Mohammad Hamid Ansari(2017), Venkaiah Naidu

 

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