Home » General Knowledge » List of Presidents in India from 1947 to 2023

List of Presidents in India from 1947 to 2023

List of presidents in India from 1947 to 2023: Check the full list of Presidents of India with tenure and profile details. This Presidents of India list is in chronological order.

Presidents of India

The President is the head of the State in India. He or she is called the first citizen of India. Article 52 of the Indian Constitution states that there shall be a President of India. And as per the Article 53, he or she shall be the executive head of the Union take decisions directly or through officers subordinates to him or her.

The first president of India was Dr. Rajandra Prasad. NDA candidate Draupadi Murmu is the 15th and current President of India.

List of President of India List from 1947 to 2023

The Presidents of India is listed in the chronological order in the table below. You can check the tenure and profile details of the Presidents of India.

1. Dr. Rajendra Prasad26 January 195013th May 1962He was elected twice as the president.He was the president of the constituent assembly before being elected as the first President of republic India.
2. Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan13 May 196213 May 1967He was the 2nd President of India.He was awarded Bharat Ratna in 1954.
3. Dr Zakir Hussain13 May 19673 May 1969He was the 3rd President of India.He was the shortest-serving Indian president and passed away in office.
(Acting) Varahagiri Venkata Giri3 May 196920 July 1969He was acting President because of the sudden death of Zakir Hussain in office.
(Acting)Mohammad Hidayatullah20 July 196924 August 1969He was acting President till V. V. Giri’s presidency.
4. Varahagiri Venkata Giri24 August 196924 August 1974He was the 4th President of India.
5. Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed24 August 197411 February 1977He was the 5th President of India.He was the president during the Emergency and was the second president who died in office.
(Acting)Basappa Danappa Jatti11 February 197725 July 1977He was the chief minister of Mysore.He served 164 days as President.
6. Neelam Sanjiva Reddy25 July 197725 July 1982He was the first CM of Andhra Pradesh.Reddy became the youngest President who occupied Rashtrapati Bhavan and contested twice for the post of president.
7. Giani Zail Singh25 July 198225 July 1987He was the CM of Punjab and the Union Home Minister and a member of the Congress party.
8. Ramaswamy Venkataraman25 July 198725 July 1992He is a recipient of “Tamra Patra” for his contributions to India’s freedom struggle.
9. Shankar Dayal Sharma25 July 199225 July 1997He was the 8th Vice President of India before becoming president.The International Bar Association gave him the ‘Living Legend of Law Award of Recognition’ due to multi-achievements in the legal profession.
10. Kocheril Raman Narayanan25 July 199725 July 2002He was the 10th President of India and served as India’s ambassador to Thailand, Turkey, China and the USA.
11. Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam25 July 200225 July 2007He was the first scientist who took over the post of President and the first President of India who won the most votes.He was awarded the Bharat Ratna in 1997.
12. Pratibha Patil25 July 200725 July 2012She was the first woman president of India.
13. Pranab Mukherjee25 July 201225 July 2017Pranab Mukherjee was the finance minister of India before taking part in the presidential election.He was awarded the best Parliamentary Award in 1997 and Padma Vibhushan in 2008.
14. Shri Ram Nath Kovind25 July 201721 July 2022He is the 14th President of India, and served as the Governor of Bihar.
15. Droupadi Murmu21 July 2022WorkingShe is the 15th President of India and was a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party

Also Read : List of Prime Ministers of India