Term – January 26, 1950 to May 12, 1962
An inspirational freedom fighter and a leading figure of the Quit India Movement, Rajendra Prasad was elected by the Constituent Assembly to be the first President of India. Subsequently, he was also elected by the Electoral College in 1951. In 1957, Prasad was re-elected as the head of state of India. He, thus, became the only Indian President to have served two terms. President Prasad set the standard high for the future occupants of the office.
Political Affiliation – Indian National Congress