List of Presidents of India (1950-2022) With Their Tenure

Since the adoption of the Indian Constitution in 1950, 15 Indian presidents have served as President of the country till 2022. This article includes the complete List of Presidents of India of India from 1950-2022. The president of India is the country’s first citizen. Here in this article Guest Blogging Pro will let you know about all time presidents of India. Also we will answer the following questions

  • Who can be the president of India?
  • Who elects the president of India?
  • Who is the current president of India?
  • Who is the first president of India?
  • Who is the youngest president of India? 
  • Who is the first woman president of India?

Who Can be the President of India?

The President of India must be a citizen of India and must be at least 35 years old. He or she must meet the requirements for election as a Lok member. He or she should not hold a profit-making position in the Central Government, a state government, or any other public authority. 

Who Elects the President of India?

The President is elected by members of an electoral college of elected members of both Houses of Parliament as well as elected members of state legislatures and the union territories of Delhi and Pondicherry.

Who is the Current President of India?

Draupadi Murmu is the current President of India. On July 21, 2022, the presidential election results were announced, and Draupadi Murmu was named the new President of India. Draupadi Murmu is India’s first tribal female president and the country’s second female president. Draupadi Murmu was the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party’s candidate and Jharkhand’s first female governor. She first entered politics in Odisha in 1997, when she was elected to the Rairangpur Nagar Panchayat Council. She was elected chairperson of Rairangpur Nagar Panchayat in 2000, and she also served as National Vice President of the BJP Scheduled Tribes Morcha.

Who Is the first president of India?

India’s first president was Dr. Rajendra Prasad. He was one of Mahatma Gandhi’s most devoted satyagrahis, and his contribution to Gandhi’s programme of social reform and rural regeneration was unparalleled in terms of raising the political consciousness of the masses. Some of the questions he raised as head of state about the Indian presidency have lingered in the political scene long after he left it.

Who Is the youngest president of India?

Neelam Sanjiva Reddy was the youngest president of India until Droupadi Murmu was elected President of India in 2022. He became the president at the age of 64 years, 2 months, 6 days. Draupadi Murmu is the youngest president of India now, she became the president of india when she was 64 years, 1 month, 1 day old.  

Who Is the first woman president of India?

Smt. Pratibha Patil, India’s 12th President, took the oath of office on July 25, 2007, becoming the country’s first female president. She brought with her a wealth of legislative experience from the Maharashtra State Assembly and both Houses of Parliament, as well as solid legal knowledge and a strong desire to make a difference in the lives of the socially marginalized. Pratibha Patil was also the first Maharashtrian to hold the position of President. Patil was the first woman governor of Rajasthan from 2004 to 2007, before becoming India’s first female president.

Here Is the List of Presidents of India

India’s President is both the country’s first citizen and its official head of state. Article 52 of the Indian Constitution states that India will have a President. The Indian Union’s President is in charge of all executive functions. The List of Presidents of India with their tenure is below.

Sr. No.NameTenure
1Dr. Rajendra Prasad26-Jan-1950 to 13-May-1962
2Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan13-May-1962 to 13-May-1967
3Dr. Zakir Hussain13-May-1967 to 3-May-1969
4Varahagiri Venkata Giri3-May-1969 to 20-July-1969
5Varahagiri Venkata Giri24-Aug-1969 to 24-Aug-1974
6Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed24-Aug-1974 to 11-Feb-1977
7Neelam Sanjiva Reddy25-Jul-1977 to 25-Jul-1982
8Giani Zali Singh25-July-1982 to 25-July-1987
9Ramaswamy Venkataraman25-July-1987 to 25-July-1992
10Shankar Dayal Sharma25-July-1992 to 25-July-1997
11Kocheril Raman Narayanan25-July-1997 to25-July-2002
12Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam25-July-002 to 25-July-2007
13Pratibha Patil25-July-2007 to 25-July-2012
14Pranab Mukherjee25-July-2012 to 25-July-2017
15Shri Ram Nath Kovind25-July-2017 to 21-July-2022
16Draupadi Murmu21-July-2022 to Present
List of Presidents of India With Their Tenure

Droupadi Murmu (2022-Present)

Droupadi Murmu is the current President of the Republic of India, having been elected on July 21, 2022. She succeeds Shri Ram Nath Kovind as India’s 15th President. Murmu joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in 1997 and was elected as a Rairangpur Nagar Panchayat councilor. Murmu was elected Chairman of Rairangpur Nagar Panchayat in 2000. She was also the national vice-president of the BJP Scheduled Tribes Morcha. Murmu was Jharkhand’s first female governor.

Check out the list of Presidents who came before her.

Shri Ram Nath Kovind (2017-2022)

Shri Ram Nath Kovind is an Indian politician who served as the country’s 14th President from July 25, 2017 to July 21, 2022. He was the first person from Uttar Pradesh to serve as India’s President. He also served as former Governor of Bihar. He has been a staunch supporter of societal equality and public integrity.

Pranab Mukherjee (2012-2017)

Pranab Mukherjee was an Indian politician and government official who served as the country’s 13th President from 2012 to 2017. Pranab Mukherjee died on August 31, 2020, at the age of 84, after a lengthy illness. He was a veteran of Indian politics, having served as Foreign, Defense, Commerce, and Finance Minister at various times during his long and illustrious political career spanning several decades.

Pratibha Patil (2007-2012)

Pratibha Patil was the country’s first female president. She was the 12th President of India, serving from 2007 to 2012. Patil was the first woman to serve as governor of Rajasthan from 2004 to 2007, prior to her election as president. Patil was the Rajya Sabha’s deputy chairperson from 1986 to 1988, and he was also the chairperson when Dr. R. Venkataraman was elected President of India.

Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (2002-2007)

Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam was an Indian astronaut and the 11th President of India from 2002 to 2007. Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam (born October 15, 1931, Rameswaram, India—died July 27, 2015, Shillong), was an Indian scientist and politician who was instrumental in the development of India’s missile and nuclear weapons programmes.

Kocheril Raman Narayanan (1997-2002)

Kocheril Raman Narayanan served three terms in Parliament from the Ottapalam constituency (1984, 1989 and 1991). In the Rajiv Gandhi government, he was appointed Minister of State (Planning, External Affairs, and Science and Technology) in 1985. In 1992, he was elected Vice-President of India, and in 1997, he was elected to the highest office in India, President. As the 10th President of India, he was the first Dalit to hold the high office of President of India.

Shankar Dayal Sharma (1992-1997)

Shankar Dayal Sharma was India’s ninth President, serving from 1992 to 1997. He was Chief Minister of the erstwhile Bhopal State from April 1, 952 to November 1956, Cabinet Minister of Madhya Pradesh with portfolios of Education, Law, Public Works, Industry and Commerce, National Resources, and Separate Revenue (1950-1 967) and Union Minister for Communications after that (10th October 1974 to 24th March 1977).He was the Governor of Andhra Pradesh from August 29, 1984 to November 25, 1985, as well as the Governor of Punjab (26th November 1985 to 2nd April 1986).

Ramaswamy Venkataraman (1987-1992)

He was a freedom fighter before becoming India’s eighth president in 1987. His tenure as India’s President ended in 1992. For his works, he received the Tamra Patra award from India and the Soviet Land Prize from Russia.

Giani Zail Singh (1982-1987)

In 1982, the Chief Minister of Punjab was elected President of India. During his 5-year tenure, he witnessed events such as Indira Gandhi’s assassination, Operation Blue Star, anti-Sikh riots, and so on. He was the first Sikh president of India.

Neelam Sanjeeva Reddy (1977-1982)

He was the first President to be elected without a primary challenge. He was elected as Lok Sabha Speaker and served as President until 1982.

Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed (1974-1977)

He was the second President to die while still in office after Hussain. He served as president for three years, from 1974 to 1977.

Varahagiri Venkata Giri (1969-1974)

From 1969 to 1974, he served as President. He was India’s sole independent candidate for President. In 1975, he was also awarded the Bharat Ratna.

Dr Zakir Hussain (1967-1969)

Dr Husain, India’s first Muslim President, served for two years until his death in 1969. Following his death, Mohammad Hidayatullah was appointed acting president. Previously, Dr Husain served as the Governor of Bihar.

Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan (1962-1967)

The man whose birthday is commemorated and celebrated as Teachers’ Day was India’s second President. His term lasted from 1962 to 1967. He was awarded the Bharat Ratna in 1954.

Dr Rajendra Prasad (1950-1962)

Dr. Prasad served as India’s first President for two terms, from 1950 to 1962. He led the Indian Independence Movement and presided over the Constituent Assembly. He was awarded the Bharat Ratna in 1962.

This is the latest and updated List of Presidents of India with their tenure. Hope it will help you a lot. Guest Blogging Pro will come up with some more informative polictics blogs for you. Till then keep reading the top trending politics blogs.

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