List of President of India | latest | 2020

List of President of India | latest | 2020

List of President of India

The President of India is the head of the Country and also referred to as the first citizen of India. Indian President is the Supreme Commander of the Indian Armed Forces. The president is elected by the elected members of the parliament houses, the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha, and also members of the Vidhan Sabha, the state legislative assemblies. Indian Presidents may remain in office for a tenure of five years.

The post was established when India was declared as a republic with the adoption of the Indian constitution in 1950 since then there have been 14 presidents. Apart from these fourteen, three acting presidents have also been in office for short periods of time as they were appointed after the death of elected Presidents. Dr. Rajendra Prasad, the first president of India, is the only person to have held office for two terms. He was also a freedom fighter during the Indian independence movement.

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Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was the first president of South India. Dr. Zakir Husain was the first Muslim President and also the first Indian president to die in office. Shri Varahagiri Venkata Giri was the first person to have served as both an acting president and president of India. DR. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam He was popularly known as “People’s President”. Smt Pratibha Devisingh Patil was the first woman to become the President of India. We have provided you the list of president of India or Indian presidents below :

S.No. Term of Office Name Date of Birth Date of Death (in case)
1. 26 January 1950 to
13 May 1962
Dr. Rajendra Prasad 03 December 1884 28 February 1963
2. 13 May 1962
to
13 May 1967
Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan 05 September 1888 17 April 1975
3. 13 May 1967
to
03 May 1969
Dr. Zakir Husain 08 February 1897 03 May 1969
4. 03 May 1969
to
20 July 1969
and
24 August 1969 to
24 August 1974
Shri Varahagiri Venkata Giri 10 August 1894 24 June 1980
5. 24 August 1974 to
11 February 1977
Dr. Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed 13 May 1905 11 February 1977
6. 25 July 1977
to
25 July 1982
Shri Neelam Sanjiva Reddy 19 May 1913 01 June 1996
7. 25 July 1982
to
25 July 1987
Giani Zail Singh 05 May 1916 ‎25 December 1994
8. 25 July 1987
to
25 July 1992
Shri R Venkataraman 04 December 1910 27 January 2009
9. 25 July 1992
to
25 July 1997
Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma ‎19 August 1918 26 December 1999
10. 25 July 1997
to
25 July 2002
Shri K. R. Narayanan  04 February 1921 09 November 2005
11. 25 July 2002
to
25 July 2007
DR. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam 15 October 1931 27 July 2015
12. 25 July 2007
to
25 July 2012
Smt Pratibha Devisingh Patil 19 December 1934
13. 25 July 2012
to
25 July 2017
Shri Pranab Mukherjee 11 December 1935
14. 25 July 2017 – Incumbent Shri Ram Nath Kovind 01 October 1945

Also, Read – List of Vice Presidents of India

Source: Know India

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