List Of Vice-Presidents Of India Till Now

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The Vice-President of India is the second topmost constitutional post in the Government of India after the President. As per the Article 65 of the Indian Constitution, the Vice-President carries out the functions of the President in case of removal, resignation, death or the inability of the President to fulfill his duties. The tenure of service of the Vice-President is five years, but an extension of this tenure can be granted if there is no one to carry out the functions of the President or until a successor assumes office.

A total of 13 vice-presidents have governed India since its independence and also since the inception of the post in 1950.

Detailed List of the Vice-Presidents of India

This list contains the names of all the Vice-Presidents of India that have served till now. Some of them have also served as the Acting President in case of emergencies and some have succeeded in becoming the President of India.

S.No. Name Party Name Tenure (Start Date) Tenure (End Date)
1 M. Venkaiah Naidu Bharatiya Janata Party 11th August 2017 Incumbent
2 Mohammad Hamid Ansari Indian National Congress 11th August 2007 11th August 2017
3 Bhairon Singh Shekhawat Bharatiya Janata Party 19th August 2002 21st July 2007
4 Krishan Kant Janata Dal 21st August 1997 27th July 2002
5 K. R. Narayanan Indian National Congress 21st August 1992 24th July 1997
6 Shankar Dayal Sharma Indian National Congress 3rd September 1987 24th July 1992
7 Ramaswamy Venkataraman Indian National Congress 31st August 1984 24th July 1987
8 Mohammad Hidayatullah Independent 31st August 1979 30th August 1984
9 Basappa Danappa Jatti Indian National Congress 31st August 1974 30th August 1979
10 Gopal Swarup Pathak Independent 31st August 1969 30th August 1974
11 Varahagiri Venkata Giri Independent 13th May 1967 3rd May 1969
12 Zakir Husain Independent 13th May 1962 12th May 1967
13 Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan Independent 13th May 1952 12th May 1962

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1. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

Tenure: 13th May 1952 – 12th May 1962 for 10 years
Party: Independent
Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was an eminent philosopher and a scholar who served as the first Vice-President of Independent India from 1952 to 1962. He served on this post for a period of two consecutive terms. While being a Vice-President of India, he was awarded with a Bharat Ratna Award in 1954. He eventually became the second President of India in 1962.

2. Zakir Husain

Tenure: 13th May 1962 – 12th May 1967 for 5 years
Party: Independent
Zakir Husain was appointed as the Vice-President of India in 1962. This was a historical moment as he was the only Muslim to occupy such an eminent position at that time. He held this designation for a complete five year term, after which he was elected as the third President of India on May 13, 1967. He was the one who led the establishment of National Muslim University at Aligarh in October 1920.

3. Varahagiri Venkata Giri

Tenure: 13th May 1967 – 3rd May 1969 for 2 years
Party: Independent
Varahagiri Venkata Giri was elected as the third Vice-President of India on 13th May 1967. Varahagiri Venkata Giri remained in the office for a period of two years till 3rd May 1969 as he was elevated to the office of Acting President after the demise of the then President, Zakir Husain on the same date. As he was desirous of contesting the Presidential elections, Varahagiri Venkata Giri resigned from the post of Acting President on 20 July 1969. On 24th August 1969, he was sworn in as the President of India. Giri played a significant role in the trade union movement of India. He not only fought for the rights of the labor force but also improved their conditions. The nationalization of 14 banks and insurance companies was initiated at the time when he was serving as the Vice-President of India.

4. Gopal Swarup Pathak

Tenure: 31st August 1969 – 30th August 1974 for 5 years
Party: Independent
Gopal Swarup Pathak served as the fourth Vice-President of India from August 1969 to August 1974. He was the only Indian Vice-President who did not serve as the President of India. He was also the Chancellor of Mysore University, Bangalore University, and Karnataka University.

5. Basappa Danappa Jatti

Tenure: 31st August 1974 – 30th August 1979 for 5 years
Party: Indian National Congress
B.D. Jatti was the fifth Indian Vice-President who served in the office for a period of five years from 1974 to1979. He was also appointed as an Acting President of India from February 11 to July 25 in 1977. Jatti began his career as a member of Municipality and ended up serving the country’s second-highest office.

6. Mohammad Hidayatullah

Tenure: 31st August 1979 – 30th August 1984 for 5 years
Party: Independent
Mohammad Hidayatullah was appointed as the sixth Vice-President of India and served from 31st August 1969 – 30th August 1974, completing a full tenure of his service. Hidayatullah also served as the eleventh Chief Justice of India from 25 February 1968 to 16 December 1970. He became the Acting President of India twice, i.e. from 20th July 1969 to 24th August 1969 and from 6th October 1982 to 31st October 1982.

7. Ramaswamy Venkataraman

Tenure: 31st August 1984 – 24th July 1987 for 3 years
Party: Indian National Congress
Ramaswamy Venkataraman was appointed as the seventh Vice-President of India in 1987. He only served in this post for a period of three years as he was elected as the eighth Indian President in 1987. He was a lawyer by profession, Indian independence activist by spirit, and a Union Minister.

8. Shankar Dayal Sharma

Tenure: 3rd September 1987 – 24th July 1992 for 5 years
Party: Indian National Congress
Shankar Dayal Sharma was sworn-in as the eighth Vice-President of India in 1987 under the Presidency of Ramaswamy Venkataraman. After completing his full five year term, he was appointed as the President of India in 1992. During his political career, he served as the Chief Minister of Bhopal for a period of about four years; Cabinet Minister for eleven years; President of Indian National Congress from 1975 to 1974; and finally, the Union Minister of Communications from 1974-77.

9. K. R. Narayanan

Tenure: 21st August 1992 – 24th July 1997 for 5 years
Party: Indian National Congress
Kocheril Raman Narayanan was elected as the ninth Vice-President of India on 21st August 1992, when the proposition of his name was made by the then former Prime Minister V. P. Singh. He was unanimously elected to this post. When his term of appointment as the Vice-President was completed, he was elected to the Presidential post in 1997. He cracked the glass ceiling by becoming the first Dalit to be honored with such a high and prestigious position.

10. Krishan Kant

Tenure: 21st August 1997 – 27th July 2002 for 5 years
Party: Janata Dal
Krishan Kant served as the tenth Vice-President of India from 21st August 1997 until his death in 2002. His election to the Vice-President post was made by the Parliament as the result of a coalition between the Indian National Congress and United Front. Prior to this designation, he served as the Governor of Andhra Pradesh for a period of seven years.

11. Bhairon Singh Shekhawat

Tenure: 19th August 2002 – 21st July 2007 for 5 years
Party: Bharatiya Janata Party
Bhairon Singh Shekhawat became the eleventh Vice-President of India in 2002 following the death of the then President Krishan Kant. He was elected to this post by the electoral college for a five year term. In July 2007, he resigned from the post of Vice-President subsequent to his losing the presidential elections to Pratibha Patil.

12. Mohammad Hamid Ansari

Tenure: 11th August 2007 – 11th August 2017 for 10 years
Party: Indian National Congress
Mohammad Hamid Ansari served as a Vice-President of India for a period of 10 years in a row. He was appointed in 2007. He has also been an Indian ambassador and an ex-chairman of the Rajya Sabha. After Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, he is the longest-serving Vice-President of the country. In 2017, he also became the first Vice-President who has served under three presidents.

13. M. Venkaiah Naidu

Tenure: From 11th August 2017 – Incumbent
Party: Bharatiya Janata Party
Muppavarapu Venkaiah Naidu is serving as the current Vice-President of India since 11 August, 2017. Prior to this, he was working as the Minister of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, Urban Development, and Information and Broadcasting in the Modi cabinet. He also served as the national president of Bharatiya Janata Party from 2002 to 2004.

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List Of Vice-Presidents Of India Till Now
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A total of 13 vice-presidents have governed India since its independence and also since the inception of the post in 1950.
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