Presidents of India List (With Tenure, Party Name & Date of Birth)

All time (from 1950 to 2022) Presidents of India List with their date of birth, tenure, party name and basic details, also download the President of India List PDF in high quality and printable format

Presidents Of India List

India has seen many presidents since formation of Indian constitution in 1950 and each president has their own importance in the making of India. Here we bring you the complete Presidents of India list along with their basic details such as date of birth, death, tenure and party name.

Dr. Rajendra Prasad became the 1st President of India & served for more than 12 years. Zakir Husain was the first muslim president of India who died in office and also was the shortest serving President of India. Pratibha Patil became the 1st female president while K.R Narayanan became the 1st Dalit President of India. In this article, we will describe some of the most interesting information about our presidents.

Presidents of India List – One by One

This list is numbered based on presidents elected after winning an Indian presidential election. The president of India does not represent any political party but we have specified the name of the party which they belong before becoming President. So, let’s checkout the List of All Presidents of India one by one.

1. Rajendra Prasad

On 26 January 1950, Dr. Rajendra Prasad became the 1st president of India. He held the post for the longest term of 12 years 107 days and is the only president who served 2 complete terms while in office. He also was the 1st minister of agriculture in Independent India. The Government of India regarded Dr. Rajendra Prasad with a Bharat Ratna award in 1962.
Date of Birth: 3 December 1884
Party: Indian National Congress
Tenure: 26 January 1950 to 13 May 1962 (Term of Office – 12 years 107 days)

2. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was an Indian philosopher, statesman and politician who served as the second President of India. He served as the President of India for 5 years 0 days and was awarded Bharat Ratna in the year 1954. His birthday is celebrated as Teacher’s Day in India.
Date of Birth: 5 September 1888
Party: Independent
Tenure: 13 May 1962 to 13 May 1967 (Term of Office – 5 years 0 days)

3. Zakir Husain

Zakir Husain, Indian statesman, President of India (1967–69) after Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. He was the first Muslim president of India and the first Indian president to die in office. Zakir Husain Khan was an Indian economist and politician who served as the third president of India from 13 May 1967 until his death on 3 May 1969. He was also the co-founder of Jamia Milia Islamia.

Date of Birth: 8 February 1897
Party: Independent
Tenure: 13 May 1967 to 3 May 1969 (Term of Office – 1 year 355 days)

4. V.V. Giri

Following the demise of Zakir Husain, Varahagiri Venkata Giri (V.V. Giri) served as the acting president from 3 May 1969 to 20 July (78 days) and then Mohammad Hidayatullah served as acting president from 20 July 1969 to 24 August 1969 (35 days). In the next Indian presidential election, V.V Giri wins and becomes the elected president. He was the 4th President of India and 3rd Vice President of India. He was the only president to be elected as an independent candidate who served the office from 24 August 1969 to 24 August 1974. After the end of his full term, Giri was honoured by the Government of India with the Bharat Ratna in 1975. 

Date of Birth: 10 August 1894
Party: Independent
Tenure: 24 August 1969 to 24 August 1974 (Term of Office – 5 years 0 days)

5. Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed

Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed was an Indian lawyer and politician who served as the 5th president of India from 1974 to 1977. He was the second Muslim President of India and also the second President of India to die in office. He was then succeeded by B.D Jatti who served as acting president from 11 February 1977 to 25 July 1977 (164 days).

Date of Birth: 13 May 1905
Party: Indian National Congress
Tenure: 24 August 1974 to 11 February 1977 (Term of Office – 2 years 171 days)

6. Neelam Sanjiva Reddy

Neelam Sanjiva Reddy was the sixth President of the Republic of India from 25 July 1977 to 25 July 1982. He went on to hold several key offices in independent India – as the first Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, a two-time Speaker of the Lok Sabha and a Union Minister before becoming the youngest-ever Indian president.

Date of Birth: 19 May 1913
Party: Janata Party
Tenure: 25 July 1977 to 25 July 1982 (Term of Office – 5 years 0 days)

7. Zail Singh

Giani Zail Singh (Jarnail Singh) was the seventh president of India, serving from 1982 to 1987. Zail Singh was the first Sikh President of India. He also served as the Chairman of the Non-Aligned Movement from 1983 to 1986. His presidency was marked by Operation Blue Star, the assassination of Indira Gandhi, and the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. He died of injuries in 1994, after a car accident.

Date of Birth: 5 May 1916
Party: Indian National Congress
Tenure: 25 July 1982 to 25 July 1987 (Term of Office – 5 years 0 days)

8. Ramaswamy Venkataraman

Ramaswamy Venkataraman was the 8th President of India who served the office from 1987 to 1992 i.e for 5 years. He was an Indian lawyer, Indian independence activist and politician who also served as a Union Minister. He was elected to the Lok Sabha four times and served as Union Finance Minister and Defence Minister. In 1984, he was elected as the seventh vice president of India and in 1987, he became the eighth President of India. 

Date of Birth: 4 December 1910
Party: Indian National Congress
Tenure: 25 July 1987 to 25 July 1992 (Term of Office – 5 years 0 days)

9. Shankar Dayal Sharma

Shankar Dayal Sharma was the ninth president of India who served the office from 1992 to 1997. Prior to his presidency, Sharma had been the eighth vice president of India. He was also the Chief Minister (1952-1956) of Bhopal State, and Cabinet Minister (1956–1967), holding the portfolios of Education, Law, Public Works, Industry and Commerce, National Resources and Separate Revenue. He was the President of the Indian National Congress in 1972–1974 and returned to the Government as Union Minister for Communications from 1974 to 1977.

The International Bar Association presented Sharma with the ‘Living Legends of Law Award of Recognition for his outstanding contribution to the legal profession internationally and for commitment to the rule of law.

Date of Birth: 19 August 1918
Party: Indian National Congress
Tenure: 25 July 1992 to 25 July 1997 (Term of Office – 5 years 0 days)

10. K.R. Narayanan

Kocheril Raman Narayanan was an Indian statesman, diplomat, academician and politician who served as the tenth president of India (1997–2002) and ninth vice president of India (1992–1997). He served as ambassador to Japan, United Kingdom, Thailand, Turkey, China and United States and was referred to by Nehru as “the best diplomat of the country”. He was the first person from the Dalit community to hold the post of President.

Date of Birth: 4 February 1921
Party: Indian National Congress
Tenure: 25 July 1997 to 25 July 2002 (Term of Office – 5 years 0 days)

11. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam was an Indian aerospace scientist who served as the 11th president of India from 2002 to 2007. He was known as the Missile Man of India for his work on the development of ballistic missile and launch vehicle technology. He also played a pivotal organisational, technical, and political role in India’s Pokhran-II nuclear tests in 1998, the first since the original nuclear test by India in 1974.

Date of Birth: 15 October 1931
Party: Independent
Tenure: 25 July 2002 to 25 July 2007 (Term of Office – 5 years 0 days)

12. Pratibha Patil

Pratibha Devisingh Patil is an Indian politician and lawyer who served as the 12th president of India from 2007 to 2012. She was also the first and, to date, only female president of India. She is a member of the Indian National Congress. She had previously served as the Governor of Rajasthan from 2004 to 2007.

Date of Birth: 19 December 1934
Party: Indian National Congress
Tenure: 25 July 2007 to 25 July 2012 (Term of Office – 5 years 0 days)

13. Pranab Mukherjee

Pranab Kumar Mukherjee was an Indian politician who served as the 13th president of India from 2012 until 2017. In a political career spanning five decades, Mukherjee was a senior leader in the Indian National Congress and occupied several ministerial portfolios in the Government of India. Prior to his election as President, Mukherjee was Union Finance Minister from 2009 to 2012. He was awarded India’s highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna, in 2019, by his successor as president, Ram Nath Kovind.

Date of Birth: 11 December 1935
Party: Indian National Congress
Tenure: 25 July 2012 to 25 July 2017 (Term of Office – 5 years 0 days)

14. Ram Nath Kovind

India’s fourteenth President, from 2017 to present, Ram Nath Kovind is a popular leader from Dalit community. He is also the first person from Uttar Pradesh to serve as President of India. Prior to his presidency, he served as the 26th governor of Bihar from 2015 to 2017 and as a member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha from 1994 to 2006. Before entering politics, he was a lawyer for 16 years and practiced in the Delhi High Court and the Supreme Court of India until 1993.

Date of Birth: 1 October 1945
Party: Bharatiya Janata Party
Tenure: 25 July 2017 – Incumbent

Visit the official website of PMIndia at pmindia.gov.in for more details about the current and former presidents of India.

List of All Presidents of India

Here is the complete list of presidents of India in chronological order. You can check name, birth date, death date, tenure in Presidents of India List:-

S. No.NameBirth – DeathTenure
1Rajendra Prasad1884 – 196326 January 1950 to 13 May 1962 (12 years 107 days)
2Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan1888 – 197513 May 1962 to 13 May 1967 (5 years 0 days)
3Zakir Husain1897 – 196913 May 1967 to 3 May 1969 (1 year 355 days)
V.V. Giri1894 – 19803 May 1969 to 20 July 1969 (78 days)
Mohammad Hidayatullah1905 – 199220 July 1969 to 24 August 1969 (35 days)
4.V.V. Giri1894 – 198024 August 1969 to 24 August 1974 (5 years 0 days)
5. Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed1905 – 197724 August 1974 to 11 February 1977 (2 years, 171 days)
B.D. Jatti1912 – 200211 February 1977 to 25 July 1977 (164 days)
6.Neelam Sanjiva Reddy1913 – 199625 July 1977 to 25 July 1982 (5 years 0 days)
7.Zail Singh1916 – 199425 July 1982 to 25 July 1987 (5 years 0 days)
8.Ramaswamy Venkataraman1910 – 200925 July 1987 to 25 July 1992 (5 years 0 days)
9.Shankar Dayal Sharma1918 – 199925 July 1992 to 25 July 1997 (5 years 0 days)
10.K. R. Narayanan1921 – 200525 July 1997 to 25 July 2002 (5 years 0 days)
11.A. P. J. Abdul Kalam1931 – 201525 July 2002 to 25 July 2007 (5 years 0 days)
12.Pratibha Patil193425 July 2007 to 25 July 2012 (5 years 0 days)
13.Pranab Mukherjee1935 – 202025 July 2012-25 July 2017 (5 years 0 days)
14.Ram Nath Kovind194525 July 2017 – Present
Presidents of India List in Chronological Order

Presidents of India – FAQs

Who was the first president of India

Dr. Rajendra Prasad was the first president of independent India.

What was the tenure of V.V. Giri as President

V.V. Giri became the acting president from 3 May 1969 to 20 July 1969 (78 days) after the demise of Zakir Husain and then elected as 4th President of India who served the office from 24 August 1969 to 24 August 1974 (5 years 0 days)

Who was the longest serving president of India

Dr. Rajendra Prasad, only president who served 2 complete terms while in office

Who was the shortest serving President of India

Zakir Husain from 13 May 1967 to 3 May 1969 (1 year 355 days)

Which President birthday is celebrated as Teacher’s Day in India

Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

Who was the first muslim president of India

Zakir Husain

Who was the first Indian president to die in office

Zakir Husain

Who was the 5th President of India

Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed was 5th President of India and second Muslim President.

Name that President who was also the first CM of Andhra Pradesh

Neelam Sanjiva Reddy

Which President was referred to by Nehru as “the best diplomat of the country”

K.R. Narayanan

Which President is also known as Missile Man of India

A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

Who is the 1st Female President of India

Pratibha Patil

Who is the first person from Uttar Pradesh to serve as President of India

Ram Nath Kovind

Who was the 1st Dalit President of India

K.R. Narayanan

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