List of Presidents of India Since 1950 Till Date

Saturday, November 29, 2008

 (This Article has been Updated in February 2013 and on 28th July 2015)

The 1st and the 2nd Presidents of India-  (The 1st Person) From 26th January 1950/13th May 1952 To 13th May 1962- 

Dr. (Babu)Rajendra Prasad (1884-1963)

India became a "Republic Country" on 26th January 1950, after becoming Independent on 15th August 1947.

Dr. Rajendra Prasad  took charge as the  President of Independent and Republic India on 26th January 1950, being selected by the Committee of Indian Constitution.

However the First General Elections  and the First Presidential Election were held in the year 1952 after completion of all formalities for the complete implementation of the Constitution of India as a "Republic" country.

Dr.Rajendra Prasad was the President of India from 26th January 1950 to 12th May 1962, for two consecutive terms being the First and the Second President of India.

In the Third Presidential election in the year 1962, Dr.Rajendra Prasad expressed his decision to retire from public life and declined the offer to continue as the Third President of India.

Dr.Rajendra Prasad  was born in Jiradei, in the Siwan district of Bihar on 3rd December 1884 and he died on 28th February 1963.

The 3rd  President of India (The 2nd Person) -From 13th May 1962 To 13th May 1967 

-Dr.Sarvapalle Radhakrishanan / Dr.S.Radhakrishnan (1888-1975)

Dr.Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was the Third President of India (The Second Person)  from 13th May 1962 to 12th May 1967.

Dr.Radhakrishnan was  was born on 5th September 1888 at Tiruthani, near Chennai, Tamilnadu and he died on 17th April 1975.

Dr.S.Radhakrishnan was the First and the Second Vice President of India from 1952 to 1962.

According to his wish, his birthday the 5th Sepetember is celebrated as the "Teachers'Day" in India.

The 4th  President of India (The 3rd Person) -From 13th May 1967 to 3rd May 1969- 

Dr.Zakir Hussain (1897-1969)

Dr.Zakir Hussain was the Fouth  President of India  (The Third Person) from 13th May 1967 to 3rd May 1969.

Dr.Hussain was the first Muslim to be the President of India. He was born at Hyderabad on 8th February 1897 and died on 3rd May 1969, during his tenure.

The First Temporary President of India From 20th July 1969 to 21st August 1969- 

Justice Mohd.Hidaytullah (1905-1992)

Justice Mohd. Hidayatullah was the first Acting President of India for a short time,  subsequent to the death of the 4th President of India, Dr.Zakir Hussain, from 20th Jully 1969 to 21st August 1969.

Justice Hidayatullah was born on 17th December 1905 and he died on 18th September 1992.

Justice Hidayatullah had been  the Chief Justice of India from 1968-70 and the Vice President of India from 1977 to 1982.

The 5th  President  of India (The 4th Person) From 24th August 1969 to 23rd August 1974-

Mr.V.V.Giri (1894-1980)

Mr.Varahagiri Venkatagiri / V.V.Giri was the Fifth  President of India (The Fourth Person) from 24th August 1969 to 23rd August 1974
He was born at Berhampore, Orissa on 10th August 1894. Mr.V.V.Giri passed away in the year 1980.

The 6th  President of India ( The 5th  Person) From 24th August 1974 to 11th February 1977-

Dr.Fakrudeen Ali Ahmed (1905-1977)

Dr.Fakrudeen Ali Ahmed was the Sixth  President of India (The Fifth Person) from 24 August 1974 to 11 February 1977.

He was the Second Muslim to be the President of India. He died during his tenure as President of India on 11th February 1977.

Dr.Fakrudeen Ali Ahmed was born on 13th May 1905 and he died on 11th February 1977.

The Second Temporary  President of India from 11th February 1977 to 25th July 1977-

/Mr. Basappa Danappa Jatti/Mr.B.D.Jatti (1913-2002)

Mr.B.D.Jatti was the second Temporary President of India, subsequent to the death of the 6th President of India, Dr.Fakrudeen Ali Ahmed,  from 11th February 1977 to 24th July 1977, till the 7th President of India Mr.Neelam Sanjeeva Reddy took charge.

Mr.B.D.Jatti was born on 10th September 1913 and he died on 8th June 2002>

The 7th  President of India (The 6th Person) from 25th July 1977 to 24th July 1982-

Mr.Neelam Sanjeeva Reddy (1913-1996)

Mr. Neelam Sanjeeva Reddy was the Seventh  President of India (The Sixth Person), from 25th July 1977 to 24th July 1982. He was born in Anantpur District, Andhraprashesh, on 19th May 1913 and he died on 1st June 1996.

The 8th President of India (The 7th Person) from 25th July 1982 to 24th July 1987- 

Giani Zail Singh (1916-1994)

Mr.Giani Zail Singh was the Eighth President of India (The Seventh Person) from 25th July 1982 to 24th July 1987.

He was born in a village at Faridkot, Punjab on 5th May 1916 and he died on 25th December 1994.

The 9th President of India ( The 8th  Person) from 25th July 1987 to 24th July 1992-

Mr.R.Venkataraman (1910-2009)

Mr.R.Venkataraman was the Ninth  President of India (The Eighth Person) from 25th July 1987 to 24th July 1992.

He was born on 4th December 1910 in Thanjavur District, Tamilnadu and he died on 27th January 2009 at the age of 98 years.

The 10th  President of India ( The 9th Person) from 25th July 1992 to 24th July 1997-

 Dr.Shanker Dayal Sharma (1918-1999)

Dr.Shanker Dayal Sharma was the Tenth President of India (The Ninth Person ) from 25th July 1992 to 25th July 1997. He was born on 19th August 1918 and died on 26th December 1999.

The 11th President of India (The 10th Person) from 25th July 1997 to 24th July 2002-

 Mr.K.R.Narayanan ( 1920-2005)

Mr.K.R.Narayan was the Eleventh  President of India (The Tenth Person) from 25th July 1997 to 24th July 2002.

He was born in Kottayam District, Kerala on 27th October 1920 and he died on 9th November 2005.

Mr.Narayanan is the first and the only person from a "Dalit" Community who occupied the highest office in India.

The 12th President of India (The 11th Person) from 25th July 2002 to 24th July 2007- 

Dr.A.P.J.Abdul Kalam

Dr. A.P.J. Adbul Kalam was the Twelfth President of India (The Eleventh Person) from 24th July 2002 to 25th July 2007.

He was born on 15th October 1931 in Rameswarm, Tamilnadu. He is an Atomic Engineer of Anna University Chennai and he is the only non-political President of India, unanimously accepted as the "First Citizen of India".

Dr.Kalam declined the offers to contest in the 13th and the 14th Presidential elections, as he was ready to be the First Citizen of India, in case he was either elected unanimously or in case of his undoubtfull  winning the election.

Dr.A.P.J.Abdul Kalam expired on 27th July 2015, while he was giving a lecture to the students at Rajiv Gandhai Institute of Management (IIM, Shillong) (Shilong- the Capital of Meghalaya)

The 13th President of India (The 12th Person) from 25th July 2007 to 24th July 2012-

Mrs.Prathiba Dev Singh Patil

Mrs.Pratibha Dev Singh Patil was the Thirteenth President of India (The Twelfth Person )  from 25th July 2007 to 24th July 2012.

Mrs.Prathibha Patil is the first and the only Lady President of India, till date. She was born on 19th December 1934 in Nadgaon, Maharashtra.

The Present and The 14th President of India ( The 13th Person) from 25th July 2012- 

Mr.Pranab Mukherjee

Mr.Pranab Mukherjee has taken charge as the Fourteenth President of India (The Thirteenth Person) on 25th July 2012, after winning the 14th Presidential election as the official nominee of the ruling UPA Government, defeating the opposition candidate, the ex- speaker of the Lokh Sabha, Mr.P.A.Sangma.

Mr. Pranab Mukherjee is said to be the 14th President by some people  and as the 13th President by some others.

Some people think that  he is said to be the 14th President as the number "13" is treated as unlucky.

To understand the correct number, whether 13th or 14th, you will have to peruse the above "List of Presidents of India Since 1950":

Official  website :

Related Readings:

Pranab Mukherjee Elected as the 14th President of India 

List of Vice Presidents of India Since1952

How is the President of India Elected? 

What is the Role of the President of India?

Best President Of India - Vote Your Choice


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Comments 40 comments
Dharma said...

There is a time lapse of one year from 1st president to second president.13-5-1962 and 13-5-63. The period of Sri. Venkataraman is shown as 25-7-87 to 25-7-87 where as the next president took charge only on 25-7-92. Please explain.
Dharma Rajan K

InfoQueenbee said...


Thanks for pointing out the errors.
(since corrected).


jatin said...

Its very helpful

tripti said...

you have not corrected the mistakes..
dont say alie

Anonymous said...

Mr.K.R.Narayan was the 10th resident of India from 25th July 1997 to 24th July 2002.


Anonymous said...

who was the best president of india according to your point of view?

lakshmi said...

nice answering

Anonymous said...


king said...

Really helpful... can add somemore....

mahima menda said...

wonderful information. very important for school children doing projects, thanks a lot - mrs mahima anil menda

Anonymous said...

I know written role of the President of India. I really don't know what role they really or practically play

Anonymous said...

Poor are becomming more poor. Rich are going more rich. lot of scandles, corruptions, looting the indian natural resourses. Only few pockets are filled to the extent that they donot know how to use it. I can see this as common Indian. Why not our President when He/She has authority over all the good and bad of the country.

Jyotisman Muduli said...

Our parliament proceedings and activities should more effectively be monitored and handled by our PRESIDENT.He should impose his power given by our constitution(people of india) for the betterment of people of india.

Anonymous said...

can anyone tell me what important work they did in their presidential time. just wandering whole world with their halves. free world tour for signing papers. i dont think they even shit of information about the paper they about to signed. What president has done in progress of india. I think Mr. kalam was the only who atleast shown a vision but this corrupt politician wont digest that becoz they dont progress of india or evry citizen they just want to load their bank accounts.
and if president really dont have the power to do anything why we have that position. The first citizen of india on free world tour selected by bunch of corrupt bastards for five years.

Anonymous said...

The supreme commander of all forces. scandals are happening even in armed forces. aadarsh scandal, army heads doesnt even behave like an army commander talking rubbish thing in public. and our supreme leader first citizen of india on world tour. planning to built a bunglow in pune on army land and then cancelled plan dont know why(i dont think she changed her mind as she felt guilty of it). have anyone has heard any comment from our president on any armed force related issue, besides she got chance to ride in fighter plane(why MIG didnt crash at that time, it always fails when our brave soldiers protects our country)....
for your information president appoints following positions(just look at it and think is it ever happened in last 50-60 years, yes actually they signed the paper just you sign your attendance sheet):
prime minister (actually his party appoints president on his power of government and corruptness)(read the current news. everyone wants their own leader to be president, besides i really respect Mr. kalam as presidential candidate, and i really prefer him to be president)
Governors of States
The Chief Justice and other judges of the Supreme Court and High Courts
The Attorney General
The Controller and Auditor General
The Chief Election Commissioner and other Election Commissioners
The Chairman and other Members of the Union Public Service Commission
Ambassadors and High Commissioners to other countries.
The President also receives the credentials of Ambassadors and High Commissioners from other countries
and my god how did i forgot this the speech president gives on 15th aug and 26th jan. do anyone know who writes it. whoever the man he writes really good.
I think our current prime minister has done a great job. If ever in the future whole world be the one country surely our current president be the only option one to lead the earth.......

Anonymous said...

yes please can we try to collect what decision president has taken. so we indians will really get an idea that we dont want when they were president, where are they from and what is birth date, we will try to collect what they did to call them first citizen of the country. It will not only help for students but for evry citizen of the country.
sorry if i hurted anyone's feeling but really very bad is happening to our country.

If you read the yesterdays times our IT leaders are also very serious about the government. they want reboot in governance

Nikhil Ahuja said...


Gurnam Kanwar said...

Valuable Information. Thanks. Now add Pranab Mukherji Also as 13th President on 25th JULY.
-Gurnam Kanwar

Anonymous said...

President of India should be elected by the citizen of India directly and not by the members of the houses and Assemblies. The president suppose to give the speech every month on the TV channel as what he has been planning to do during his tenure and what he has accomplished so far. I liked the one who asked the information about what all past presidents have during their term in the office. How to get that information?
Is there is anywhere we can find the information for all the bills passed in the parliament or still going on.

Anonymous said...

wa wa kya bat hai saari information ke sath hai supperb!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

it is helpfull

jaspreet singh minhas said...

the B3sT PreSideNt Till DaTe >>>>> Dr.A.P.J ABDUL KALAM....!

Anonymous said...

very nic colection

Anonymous said...

thanks a lot........

Anonymous said...

Except Respeced Lal Bahadur shastriji, all were and are(current toy of Soniya) crap...specially see Ghandis who ruled India for more than 40 yers with tonnes of corruption!

Mohit Gupta said...

In comparison to data provide in PM and PRESIDENTS their is a huge difference.

Anonymous said...

i love history and what i have found here is incredible and mind blowing information which is given here, thanks to the team who they are working for this sites.........

mohan raj said...

very use full thanks.

Pravat Sahoo said...


Anonymous said...

Thanks as it really helped me to complete my social science assignment......

Anonymous said...

supper presidents

Anonymous said...

boring ._.

Ayush Sinha said...

That's nice but detail is not given in a nice way

Anonymous said...

Nice information given.For the good governing of INDIA india needs so many Abdul Kalam n Narendra Modi.Soulfully every citizen to b like them for a better INDIA

M R KING OF M C said...

Tha good information for anyone.

Nandu Reddy said...

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pradeep bhai said...

apj abdul kalam

Unknown said...

Apj Abdul kalam

Hridayram Mourya said...

Apj Abdul kalam

Nazeem Ahmed said...

very interesting description various presidents of India thanks for sharing this important article keep on sharing.
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