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List of Presidents of India

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President No.

Name

Took office

Left office

Profiles

14

Ram Nath Kovind (born 1 October 1945)

25 July 2017 Incumbent Fourteenth President of India and he was a leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

13

Pranab Mukherjee (born on 1935)

25th July 2012

25 July 2017

Thirteenth President of India and a senior leader of the Indian National Congress.

12

Pratibha Patil (born on 1934)

25th July 2007

25th July 2012

Twelfth President of India and the first women to hold the post.

11

Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam (1931-2015)

25th July 2002

25th July 2007

Eleventh President of India and an extremely talented scientist who has worked in organizations such as DRDO and ISRO.

10

Kocheril Raman Narayanan (1920-2005)

25th July 1997

25th July 2002

Tenth President of the Republic of India and one of "the best diplomat of the country".

9

Shankar Dayal Sharma (1918-1999)

25th July 1992

25th July 1997

Ninth President of the Republic of India and a member of the Indian National Congress.

8

Ramaswamy Venkataraman (1910-2009)

25th July 1987

25th July 1992

Eighth President of India and an indian lawyer and politician by profession.

7

Gyani Zail Singh (1916-1994)

25th July 1982

25th July 1987

Seventh President of India and a member of the Indian National Congress and a sikh by religion.

6

Neelam Sanjiva Reddy (1913-1996)

25th July 1977

25th July 1982

Sixth President of India and the only person to be elected as the president of India unopposed.

5

Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed (1905-1977)

24th August 1974

11th February 1977

Fifth President of the Republic of India and an active member of the Indian National Congress.

Basappa Danappa Jatti (1912-2002)

11th February 1977

25th July 1977

Jatti was sworn in as Acting President of India upon Ahmed's death. He earlier was the Chief Minister for the State of Mysore.

4

Varahagiri Venkata Giri (1894-1980)

24th August 1969

24th August 1974

Fourth President of India belonging to a Telugu Brahmin family residing in Andhra Pradesh.

3

Mohammad Hidayatullah (1905-1992)

July 20, 1969

August 24, 1969

Hidayatullah served as Acting President of India until the election of Giri as the President of India.

Varahagiri Venkata Giri (1894-1980)

May 3, 1969

July 20, 1969

Giri was the Acting President of India following the death of Husain. However he resigned in a few months to take part in the presidential elections.

Dr. Zakir Husain (1897-1969)

May 13, 1967

May 3, 1969

Third President of India and the country's first Muslim President.

2

Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan (1888-1975)

13th May 1962

13th May 1967

Second President of India and the reason why Teacher's Day is celebrated every year on 5th September.

1

Dr. Rajendra Prasad (1884-1963)

26th January 1950

13th May 1962

First President of the Republic of India and a member of the Indian National Congress.

 

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