Given below is the List of all Presidents & Prime Ministers of India which is an important topic under general awareness, regarding Indian Politics. It is important for any well educated and aware individual of the country to know the names of all previous PM and President of India. We recommend you to bookmark this page and come back often to it, to ensure they remain in your memory.

All Prime Ministers of India since independence:

List of Presidents and Prime ministers of India

 

S.No.

Name

Time Period

Political party

1Jawahar Lal Nehru15-Aug-1947 to 27-May-1964Indian National Congress
2Gulzarilal Nanda (acting)27-May-1964 to 9 June 1964Indian National Congress
3Lal Bahadur Shastri09-Jun-1964 to 11-Jan-1966Indian National Congress
4Gulzarilal Nanda (acting)11-Jan-1966 to 24 January 1966Indian National Congress
5Indira Gandhi24-Jan-1966 to 24-Mar-1977Indian National Congress
6Morarji Desai24-Mar-1977 to 28-Jul-1979Janata Party
7Charan Singh28-Jul-1979 to 14-Jan-1980Janata Party
8Indira Gandhi14-Jan-1980 to 31-Oct-1984Indian National Congress
9Rajiv Gandhi31-Oct-1984 to 02-Dec-1989Indian National Congress(Indira)
10Vishwanath Pratap Singh02-Dec-1989 to 10-Nov-1990Janata Dal
11Chandra Shekhar10-Nov-1990 to 21-Jun-1991Samajwadi JanataParty
12P. V. Narasimha Rao21-Jun-1991 to 16-May-1996Indian National Congress
13Atal Bihari Vajpayee16-May-1996 to 01-Jun-1996Bharatiya Janata Party
14H. D. Deve Gowda01-Jun-1996 to 21-Apr-1997Janata Dal
15Inder Kumar Gujral21-Apr-1997 to 19-Mar-1998Janta Dal
16Atal Bihari Vajpayee19-Mar-1998 to 22-May-2004Bharatiya Janata Party
17Dr. Manmohan Singh22-May-2004 to 26-May-2014Indian National Congress
18Narendra Modi26-May-2014  to presentBharatiya Janata Party

This list has mentioned the individuals who have graced the office of Prime Minister of India in chronological order. For the purpose of numbering the PMs, an individual is counted only one, and acting PM is not included. Hence, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is 14th individual to be a PM of India since independence.

As you can see from the table above that so far the prime minister’s office has been held largely by Congress followed by other parties.

Fun Fact: Manmohan Singh is first Sikh PM, and also the first prime minister since Jawaharlal Nehru to be re-elected after completing a full five-year term.

 

List of Presidents of India since independence:

Term

Name

Time Period

Political party

1Rajendra Prasad26-Jan-1950 to 13-May-1962Indian National Congress
2Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan13-May-1962 to 13-May-1967Independent
3Zakir Hussain
(Died in office)
13-May-1967 to 3-May-1969Independent
Varahagiri Venkata Giri (Acting president)3-May-1969 to 20-Jul-1969Independent
Muhammad Hidayatullah (Acting president)20-Jul-1969 to 24-Aug-1969Chief Justice of India
4Varahagiri Venkata Giri24-Aug-1969 to 24-Aug-1974Independent
5Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed(second president to die in office)24-Aug-1974 to 11-Feb-1977Indian National Congress
Basappa Danappa Jatti (Acting president)11-Feb-1977 to 25-Jul-1977Independent
6Neelam Sanjiva Reddy25-Jul-1977 to 25-Jul-1982Janata Party
7Giani Zail Singh25-Jul-1982 to 25-Jul-1987Indian National Congress
8Ramaswamy Venkataraman25-Jul-1987 to 25-Jul-1992Indian National Congress
9Shankar Dayal Sharma25-Jul-1992 to 25-Jul-1997Indian National Congress
10Kocheril Raman Narayanan25-Jul-1997 to 25-Jul-2002Independent
11A. P. J. Abdul Kalam25-Jul-2002 to 25-Jul-2007Independent
12Pratibha Patil25-Jul-2007 to 25-Jul-2012Indian National Congress
13Pranab Mukherjee25-Jul-2012 to 25 July 2017Indian National Congress
14Ram Nath Kovind25 July 2017 to presentNDA

 

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