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List of Presidents of India From 1950 to 2023

List of Presidents of India From 1950 to 2023 – The President is considered the head of the country and is the 1st citizen of India. As per Article 53 of the Indian Constitution, The President will have all the executive powers of the Union.

President of India 2023

The first citizen of India is the president of India. The President of India is selected by an electoral committee which is composed of elected members of the Parliament, Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha, and Vidhan Sabha. Till 2023, 14 Indian presidents served as presidents since the adaptation of the Constitution of India in 1950. The first president of India was appointed, was Rajendra Prasad.

Who is the President of India?

The presidential election results were declared in India on 21st July 2022 and Draupadi Murmu was appointed as the new President of India. Draupadi Murmu became the first tribal female President of India and the second female President of India. Draupadi Murmu was the candidate of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party and she was the first female governor of Jharkhand. She joined politics from Odisha when she was elected to the Council of Rairangpur Nagar Panchayat in 1997. In 2000, she served as the chairperson of Rairangpur Nagar Panchayat and also worked erved as the National vice president of BJP Scheduled Tribes Morcha.

List of Presidents of India From 1950 to 2023

S.N.NameTenure (Starting)Tenure (Closing)
1.Dr. Rajendra Prasad26 January 195013 May 1962
2.Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan13 May 196213 May 1967
3.Dr. Zakir Hussain13 May 19673 May 1969
4.Varahagiri Venkata Giri3 May 196920 July 1969
5.Varahagiri Venkata Giri24 August 196924 August 1974
6.Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed24 August 197411 February 1977
7.Neelam Sanjiva Reddy25 July 197725 July 1982
8.Giani Zali Singh25 July 198225 July 1987
9.Ramaswamy Venkataraman25 July 198725 July 1992
10.Shankar Dayal Sharma25 July 199225 July 1997
11.Kocheril Raman Narayanan25 July 199725 July 2002
12.Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam25 July 200225 July 2007
13.Pratibha Patil25 July 200725 July 2012
14.Pranab Mukherjee25 July 201225 July 2017
15.Shri Ram Nath Kovind25 July 201721 July 2022
16.Draupadi Murmu21 July 2022Present

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1. Dr Rajendra Prasad

  • Dr Rajendra Prasad served as the first President of India for a period of 10 years. Prasad was also known as a resident of the Constituent Assembly and the Chief Leader of the Indian Independence Movement. in the year 1962, he was honoured with the Bharat Ratna award.

2. Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

  • On the day of 5th September 1888, he was born. this is also observed as Teacher’s Day across the country. in the year 1954, he was given Bharat Ratna award.

3. Dr Zakir Husain

  • Dr Zakir Husain was India’s first Muslim President and he passed away during being President. V.V. Giri was chosen as the next President. Zakir Husain served as President between 13 May 1967 and 3rd May 1969.

4. V. V. Giri

  • V.V (Varahagiri Venkata) Giri was chosen as the 4th Indian President. he was the only President who was chosen President of India as an independent candidate. he was honoured with Bharat Ratna Award in 1975.

5. Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed

  • Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed became the 5th Indian President and he passed away at the post of President. after, BD Jattha served as President with immediate effect.

6. Neelam Sanjeeva Reddy

  • Neelam Sanjeeva Reddy was elected as the 6th President of India. he was the 1st CM of Andhra Pradesh State. he was named to be President and prior to this, he was serving as Lok Sabha speaker.

7. Giani Zail Singh

  • Before appointing President, Zail Singh was serving as Chief Minister of Punjab and he was also the Minister at the Centre. his govt faced many incidents such as the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, Indira Gandhi’s death and Operation Blue Star.

8. R. Venkataraman

  • R. Venkataraman served between 25 July 1987 and 25 July 1992, before being President, he was serving as Vice-President of India. he completed his tenure from 1984 to 1987. he was awarded “Tamra Patra” for making contributions to India’s freedom struggle.

9. Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma

  • Dr Shankar Dayal Sharma became the 9th President of India between 1952 and 1956. he also served as Chief Minister of Bhopal and Cabinet Minister between 1956 and 1967.

10. K R Narayanan

  • K. R. Narayanan was 1st ever Dalit who was elected as President of India and along with it, he became 1st Malayali who got the highest office in India. he also addressed the state assembly.

11. Dr A.P.J Abdul Kalam

  • Dr A. P.J. Abdul Kalam was known as the ‘Missile Man of India’. he was a scientist and assumed charge as President. he played an important role in Rohini-1 satellites, Agni and Prithvi missiles. APJ was honoured Bharat Ratna Award in 1997.

12. Shrimati Pratibha Singh Patil

Before being President, she was serving as Governor of Rajasthan state. she was also a member of the Maharashtra Legislative between 1962 and 1985. Pratibha Singh Patil was the 1st woman president who got an opportunity to fly Sukhoi.

13. Pranab Mukherjee

  • Pranab Mukherjee was known as ‘Pranab Da’. he served as Indian president from 2012 to 2017. in the year 2019, he was honoured with the Bharat Ratna award. He became the 5th Indian president who received this Bharat Ratna award.
  • he also served as Union minister and handled important foreign, defence, commerce and finance portfolios. During Indira Gandhi’s Cabinet, he got an opportunity to be the finance minister. between 1973 and 1974, he also served as a deputy minister for finance.

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