List of all Presidents of India from 1947 to 2022 (2023)

List of all Presidents of India from 1947 to 2022: Check the list of Presidents of India who has been elected so far. Draupadi Murmu became the 15th President of India on July 21, 2022.

List of all Presidents of India from 1947 to 2022: Draupadi Murmu is serving as the 15th President of India and is the first tribal woman to occupy the top constitutional post in the country. Going by the support extended by various parties, National Democratic Alliance (NDA) candidate Draupadi Murmu, from the start, had a clear edge over the opposition's candidate Yashwant Sinha.

The President is the Head of the State in India. He or she is called the first citizen of the country. Article 52 of the Indian Consitution states that there shall be a President of India and as per Article 53, all the executive powers of the Union shall be executed by him or her either directly or through officers subordinates to him.

On 26 November 1949, the Constitution of India was adopted and came into force on 26 January 1950. The first constitutional head of the state, the President of India was Rajendra Prasad.

President of India: Election and Powers

In the Constitution Part V (The Union) under Chapter, I (The Executive) details of qualifications, election, and impeachment of the President of India are given. That is Articles from 52 to 78 in Part V of the Constitution deals with the Union Executive. The President of India is also the head of the executive, legislature, and judiciary of the country.

The President holds office for a tenure of five years from the date on which he enters his office. However, he can resign from his office at any time by addressing the resignation letter to the Vice-President. Further, he can also be removed from the office before the completion of his term by the process of impeachment. The President can hold office beyond his term of five years until his successor assumes charge. He is also eligible for re-election to that office.

The Electoral College elects the President of India, which includes the elected members of both the Houses of Parliament, the elected members of the legislative assemblies of the states and the elected members of the legislative assemblies of the Union Territories of Delhi and Puducherry and the representation of its members is preferential. Their vote is single transferable and their second choice is counted too. Do you know that no law can be imposed in India without the President's signature?

Draupadi Murmu: 15th President of India

The Presidential Election 2022 result gave the country its 15th President. Draupadi Murmu who was nominated by BJP as the National Democratic Alliance's candidate won the Presidential elections 2022 by beating opposition candidate Yashwant Sinha.

Going by the support that has been extended by various parties, Draupadi Murmu from the start enjoyed a clear edge over the opposition's Yashwant Sinha in Presidential Election 2022. The voting for the elections concluded on July 18 with over 99 percent of 4,796 eligible electors, including 771 MPs, and 4,025 MLAs, taking part in the process.

1. Dr. Rajendra Prasad

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Dr. Rajendra Prasad was the first President of India, who had worked as president for two terms. He was also the President of the Constituent Assembly and the Chief Leader of the Indian Independence Movement. He was awarded Bharat Ratna in 1962.

2. Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

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Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was born on 5 September 1888, and this day is celebrated as Teacher's Day. He was awarded Bharat Ratna in 1954.

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3. Dr. Zakir Husain

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Dr. Zakir Husain became the first Muslim President of India and died at his post. The immediate Vice President, V.V. Giri was made the acting President. After that, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Mohammad Hidayatullah became acting President from 20 July 1969 to 24 August 1969.
Mohammad Hidayatullah was awarded the Padma Bhushan in the field of art by the Government of India in 2002. He also brought a revolution in education in India.

4. V. V. Giri

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V.V Giri was the fourth President of India. His full name was Varahagiri Venkata Giri. He became the only person to be elected President as an independent candidate. In 1975, he was awarded Bharat Ratna.

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5. Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed

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Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed was the fifth President of India. He was the second President who died in the post of the President. BD Jattha was made Acting President.

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6. Neelam Sanjeeva Reddy

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Neelam Sanjeeva Reddy became the sixth President of India. He was the first Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh. He was directly elected to the post of Lok Sabha speaker and became the youngest President who occupied Rashtrapati Bhavan and contested twice for the post of president.

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7. Giani Zail Singh

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Prior to becoming the President, he was also the Chief Minister of Punjab and the Minister at the Centre. He also used Pocket Veto on the Indian Post Office Bill. During his presidency, many incidents took places, such as Operation Blue Star, the assassination of Indira Gandhi, and the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

8. R. Venkataraman

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R. Venkataraman was elected as the President of India from 25 July 1987 to 25 July 1992. Earlier he was Vice-President of India from 1984 to 1987. He has received many honours from different parts of the world. He is a receiver of "Tamra Patra" for his contributions to India's freedom struggle. Besides this, the Russian government had conferred the Soviet Land Prize for writing the travelogue on former Tamil Nadu Prime Minister, Kumaraswami Kamaraj's.

9. Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma

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He was the eighth Vice President of India before becoming president. From 1952 to 1956 he was the Chief Minister of Bhopal and Cabinet Minister from 1956 to 1967. The International Bar Association gave them the 'Living Legend of Law Award of Recognition' due to multi-achievements in the legal profession.

10. K R Narayanan

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K. R. Narayanan was the first Dalit President of India and the first Malayali person to receive the highest office of the country. He was the first President to vote in the Lok Sabha elections and addressed the state assembly.

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11. Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam

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Dr. A. P.J. Abdul Kalam came to be known as ‘Missile Man of India’. He was the first scientist who took over the post of President and the first President of India who won the most votes. In his directorial, Rohini-1 satellites, Agni and Prithvi missiles were successfully launched. The Pokhran-II nuclear tests conducted in India in 1998 after the original nuclear test of 1974 saw him in a pivotal political, organisational and technical role. He was awarded the Bharat Ratna in 1997.

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12. Shrimati Pratibha Singh Patil

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She was the Governor of Rajasthan before becoming the President. From 1962 to 1985, she was a member of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly five times and was elected from Amravati to the Lok Sabha in 1991. Not only this, she was also the first woman president to fly Sukhoi.

13. Pranab Mukherjee

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Pranab Mukherjee was the finance minister in the central government before contesting the presidential election. He was awarded the best Parliamentary Award in 1997 and Padma Vibhushan, India's second-highest civilian honour in 2008. He died on 31 August, 2020 (Monday) at the age of 84.

14. Ram Nath Kovind

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Ram Nath Kovind was born on 1 October 1945 in Uttar Pradesh, India. He is an Indian lawyer and politician. He was the 14th and current President of India. He became the President on 25 July 2017 and is a member of the Bhartiya Janata Party. He is the former Governor of Bihar. His approach towards political problems earned him praise across the political spectrum. As a Governor his achievements were the creation of a judicial commission to investigate corruption in universities.

15. Draupadi Murmu

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Draupadi Murmu became the 15th President of India on July 21, 2022. Draupadi Murmu was born on June 20, 1958, in Uparbeda village of Mayurbhanj district in Odisha in a Santali tribal family to Biranchi Narayan Tudu. She is a former Governor of Jharkhand. Draupadi Murmu, in 2007, received the Nilkantha Award for the best MLA ( Member of Legislative Assembly) by Odisha Legislative Assembly.

No. Name Tenure
1 Rajendra Prasad 26 January 1950 - 13 May 1962
2 Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan 13 May 1962 – 13 May 1967
3 Zakir Hussain 13 May 1967 – 3 May 1969
VV Giri (Acting President) 3 May 1969 – 20 July 1969
Mohammad Hidayatullah (Acting President) 20 July 1969 to 24 August 1969
4 V.V Giri 24 August 1969 – 24 August 1974
5 Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed 24 August 1974 – 11 February 1977
Basappa Danappa Jatti (Acting President) 11 February 1977 - 25 July 1977
6 Neelam Sanjiva Reddy 25 July 1977 – 25 July 1982
7 Giani Zail Singh 25 July 1982 – 25 July 1987
8 R Venkataraman 25 July 1987 – 25 July 1992
9 Shankar Dayal Sharma 25 July 1992 – 25 July 1997
10 K R Narayanan 25 July 1997 – 25 July 2002
11 APJ Abdul Kalam 25 July 2002 – 25 July 2007
12 Pratibha Patil 25 July 2007 – 25 July 2012
13 Pranab Mukherjee 25 July – 25 July 2017
14 Ram Nath Kovind 25 July 2017 – 21 July 2022
15 Draupadi Murmu 21 July 2022-Incumbent

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Who is the first citizen of India?

The first citizen of India is the President because he or she represents our country. He is the constitutional head of the nation, and all executive decisions are taken in his name.

Who was the first President of India?

Dr. Rajendra Prasad was the First President of India. He took oath

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Who is the first woman President of India?

On 25 July 2007, Pratibha Patil took the oath as India's first woman President. She is the 12th President of India.

How many Presidents are there in India until 2022?

Since 1950, India has had 14 full-time Presidents. The 14th President of India is Shri Ram Nath Kovind.

Who is the current President of India?

Shri Ram Nath Kovind is the current President of India.


How many presidents has India had since 1947? ›

There have been 15 presidents of India since the post was established when India was declared as a republic with the adoption of the Indian constitution in 1950.

Who was first President of India? ›

Rajendra Prasad, (born December 3, 1884, Zeradei, India—died February 28, 1963, Patna), Indian politician, lawyer, and journalist who was the first president of the Republic of India (1950–62).

Who is the 14 number President of India? ›

Kovind took the oath as the 14th president of India on 25 July 2017.

Who is the 11th President of India from 2000 to 2007? ›

Abdul Kalam. Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam (/ˈɑːbdəl kəˈlɑːm/ ( listen); 15 October 1931 – 27 July 2015) was an Indian aerospace scientist and statesman who served as the 11th President of India from 2002 to 2007.

Who was the President of India PDF list? ›

List of Presidents of India PDF (1947 to 2022)
Start DateClosing date
Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam25 July 200225 July 2007
Pratibha Patil25 July 200725 July 2012
Pranab Mukherjee25 July 201225 July 2017
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Who ruled India for 400 years? ›

Aurangzeb ascended throne this day nearly 400 years ago.

Who is first woman CM? ›

The first female to become chief minister was Sucheta Kripalani of the Indian National Congress party, who sworn in on 2 October 1963 as chief minister of Uttar Pradesh.

Who is the First Lady PM of India? ›

Indira Gandhi, Nehru's daughter, succeeded Shastri in 1966 to become the country's first female prime minister.

Who is known as father of Indian Constitution? ›

Dr. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar is known as the father of the Indian Constitution. He was the then Law Minister who introduced the final draft of the Constitution in the Constituent Assembly.

How many presidents APJ Abdul Kalam have? ›

APJ Abdul Kalam. His full name was Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam, born in Rameswaram of Madras Presidency on 15th October 1931 and died on July 27, 2015, Shillong. He was an Indian Scientist and also a politician leader, who later became the 11th President of India.

How many presidents has Pakistan had? ›

There have been a total of 13 presidents. The first president was Iskander Ali Mirza who entered office on 23 March 1956. The current office holder is Arif Alvi, who took charge on 9 September 2018, following his victory in the 2018 elections.

Who are the former presidents of India? ›

Composition of Delegation of the Former Presidents
Former President NameDuration
Shri Pranab MukherjeeFrom : 25-07-2012 To : 25-07-2017
Smt. Droupadi MurmuFrom : 25-07-2022 To : 25-07-2027
Smt. Pratibha Devisingh PatilFrom : 25-07-2007 To : 24-07-2012
Dr. A.P.J. Abdul KalamFrom : 25-07-2002 To : 24-07-2007
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How many US presidents have been to India? ›

To date, eight visits have been made to Afghanistan and India, five have been made to Pakistan, to Bangladesh.


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