India, the world’s largest democracy, has had a rich history of Presidents who have played a crucial role in shaping the nation. From Rajendra Prasad to Ram Nath Kovind, each President has left their mark on the country’s political landscape. In this article, we will explore the list of Indian Presidents, their contributions, and the impact they made during their tenure. The list of Presidents in India from independence till date are given below in the table. Both Hindi & English version of list of President are given below-
List of Presidents of India
|1||Dr. Rajendra Prasad||January 26, 1950||May 13, 1962|
|2||Dr. S. Radhakrishnan||May 13, 1962||May 13, 1967|
|3||Dr. Zakir Hussain||May 13, 1967||August 24, 1969|
|4||Shri Varahagiri Venkata Giri||August 24, 1969||August 24, 1974|
|5||Shri Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed||August 24, 1974||February 11, 1977|
|6||Shri Neelam Sanjiva Reddy||July 25, 1977||July 25, 1982|
|7||Shri Giani Zail Singh||July 25, 1982||July 25, 1987|
|8||Shri R. Venkataraman||July 25, 1987||July 25, 1992|
|9||Dr.S.D. Sharma||July 25, 1992||July 25, 1997|
|10||Shri K R Narayanan||July 25, 1997||July 25, 2002|
|11||Dr. A.P.J.Abdul Kalam||July 25, 2002||July 25, 2007|
|12||Pratibha Patil||July 25, 2007||July 25, 2012|
|13||Pranab Mukherjee||July 25, 2012||25 July 2017|
|14||Ram Nath Kovind||25 July 2017||25 July 2022|
|15||Draupadi Murmu||25 July 2022||Term ends on 25 July 2027|
List of Prime Ministers of India in Hindi/English Till Date
List of Presidents of India in Hindi
|Serial Number||Name of President||From||To|
|1||डॉ राजेंद्र प्रसाद||January 26, 1950||May 13, 1962|
|2||डॉ सर्वपल्ली राधाकृष्णन||May 13, 1962||May 13, 1967|
|3||डॉ जाकिर हुसैन||May 13, 1967||August 24, 1969|
|4||श्री वराहगिरि वेंकट गिरि||August 24, 1969||August 24, 1974|
|5||डॉ फखरुद्दीन अली अहमद||August 24, 1974||February 11, 1977|
|6||श्री नीलम संजीव रेड्डी||July 25, 1977||July 25, 1982|
|7||ज्ञानी जैल सिंह||July 25, 1982||July 25, 1987|
|8||श्री आर वेंकटरमण||July 25, 1987||July 25, 1992|
|9||डॉ शंकर दयाल शर्मा||July 25, 1992||July 25, 1997|
|10||श्री के आर नारायणन||July 25, 1997||July 25, 2002|
|11||डॉ. ए.पी.जे. अब्दुल कलाम||July 25, 2002||July 25, 2007|
|12||श्रीमती प्रतिभा देवीसिंह पाटिल||July 25, 2007||July 25, 2012|
|13||प्रणव मुखर्जी||July 25, 2012||25 July 2017|
|14||राम नाथ कोविन्द||25 July 2017||25 July 2022|
|15||द्रौपदी मुर्मू||25 July 2022||Term ends on 25 July 2027|
Brief about Presidents of India
Rajendra Prasad served as the first President of India from 1950 to 1962. A lawyer by profession and a freedom fighter, Prasad played a pivotal role in the Indian independence movement. During his presidency, he focused on strengthening India’s democratic foundations and played a crucial role in drafting the Indian Constitution.
Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, the second President of India, held office from 1962 to 1967. Known for his scholarly contributions and philosophical insights, Radhakrishnan brought an intellectual perspective to the presidency. He emphasized education and the importance of nurturing young minds.
Zakir Husain became the third President of India and served from 1967 to 1969. He was the first Muslim President of the country and a prominent educationist. Husain focused on promoting educational reforms and strengthening cultural ties within India and abroad.
V. Giri, the fourth President of India, held office from 1969 to 1974. He served as an independent candidate and his election marked a significant shift in Indian politics. Giri’s presidency witnessed various political challenges and he played a crucial role in maintaining stability during those times.
Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed
Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed served as the fifth President of India from 1974 to 1977. During his tenure, India faced internal political turmoil, including the period of emergency. Ahmed’s presidency was marked by crucial decisions and the signing of the 42nd Amendment Act.
Neelam Sanjiva Reddy
Neelam Sanjiva Reddy, the sixth President of India, held office from 1977 to 1982. He was the youngest-ever Speaker of the Lok Sabha and brought his parliamentary experience to the presidency. Reddy’s tenure witnessed political stability and the successful conduct of general elections.
Giani Zail Singh
Giani Zail Singh became the seventh President of India and served from 1982 to 1987. He was a veteran politician and played an active role in the Indian National Congress. During his presidency, Singh addressed various social issues and advocated for the welfare of marginalized communities.
Venkataraman served as the eighth President of India from 1987 to 1992. He was a distinguished lawyer and held several important positions in the government. Venkataraman’s presidency witnessed significant economic and political developments, including the initiation of economic reforms.
Shankar Dayal Sharma
Shankar Dayal Sharma became the ninth President of India and held office from 1992 to 1997. He was a respected leader and had previously served as the Vice President of India. Sharma’s presidency was marked by significant reforms, including the implementation of constitutional amendments.
R. Narayanan, the tenth President of India, served from 1997 to 2002. He was the first Dalit (a member of a lower caste) to hold the presidency. Narayanan focused on promoting social justice, equality, and inclusive development during his tenure.
P. J. Abdul Kalam
P. J. Abdul Kalam, known as the “People’s President,” served as the eleventh President of India from 2002 to 2007. He was a renowned scientist and played a crucial role in India’s missile and space programs. Kalam’s presidency was marked by his inspirational leadership and dedication to youth empowerment.
Pratibha Patil became the twelfth President of India and held office from 2007 to 2012. She was the first woman to hold the presidency in the country’s history. Patil focused on empowering women, education, and promoting social welfare during her tenure.
Pranab Mukherjee served as the thirteenth President of India from 2012 to 2017. He had a long and illustrious political career before assuming the presidency. Mukherjee’s tenure witnessed significant economic reforms and foreign policy initiatives, further strengthening India’s global presence.
Ram Nath Kovind
Ram Nath Kovind, the fourteenth and current President of India, assumed office in 2017. Before his presidency, Kovind had held various positions in the government and was involved in social and educational initiatives. His tenure has focused on inclusivity, digital empowerment, and sustainable development.
Droupadi Murmu is an Indian politician and former teacher who is serving as the 15th and current President of India since 2022. She is the first person belonging to the tribal community and also the second woman after Pratibha Patil to hold the office . She was born on 20 June 1958 in Rairangpur in the Mayurbhanj district in Odisha.
Who was the first female President of India?
The first female President of India was Pratibha Patil, who served as the twelfth President from 2007 to 2012.
How long is the term of the President of India?
The term of the President of India is five years. The President can be re-elected for a maximum of two terms.