Presidents of India

After the drafting of the Indian Constitution by Dr.B.R.Ambedkar, a new Head of State was needed. This Head would take up the place of the Governor-General. Thus with the formal adoption of the Constitution on January 26,1950 the first elected President of India Dr. Rajendra Prasad assumed office. The President is elected by an electoral college consisting of members of both Houses of Parliament as well as of the State Legislative Assemblies. The President enjoys legislative, executive and judicial powers and emergency powers. The Presidents of India who have held office till date are the following:


List of Presidents in India


Presidents of IndiaBirth/deathTenureState
Dr.Rajendra Prasad1884-196301/26/5005/13/62
Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan1888-197505/13/6205/13/67
Zakir Hussain1897-196905/13/6705/03/69
Varahagiri Venkata Giri1894-198005/03/6907/20/69
Muhammad Hidayatullah1905-199207/20/6908/24/69
Varahagiri Venkata Giri1894-198008/24/6908/24/74
Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed1905-197708/24/7402/11/77
Basappa Danappa Jatti1912-200202/11/7707/25/77
Neelam Sanjiva Reddy1913-199607/25/7707/25/82
Giani Zail Singh1916-199407/25/8207/25/87
Ramaswamy Venkataraman (4 December 1910)1910-200907/25/8707/25/92
Shankar Dayal Sharma (Born on 19 August 1918)1918-199907/25/9207/25/97
Kocheril Raman Narayanan (Born on 27 October 1920)1920-200507/25/9707/25/02
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (Born on 15 October 1931)193107/25/0207/25/07
Smt. Pratibha Patil193407/25/0707/25/12
Pranab Mukherjee193507/25/12Incumbent


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Last Updated on : February 1, 2014