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.
List of All Prime Ministers of India since Independence:
|1||Jawahar Lal Nehru||15-Aug-1947 to 27-May-1964||Indian National Congress|
|2||Gulzarilal Nanda (acting)||27-May-1964 to 9 June 1964||Indian National Congress|
|3||Lal Bahadur Shastri||09-Jun-1964 to 11-Jan-1966||Indian National Congress|
|4||Gulzarilal Nanda (acting)||11-Jan-1966 to 24 January 1966||Indian National Congress|
|5||Indira Gandhi||24-Jan-1966 to 24-Mar-1977||Indian National Congress|
|6||Morarji Desai||24-Mar-1977 to 28-Jul-1979||Janata Party|
|7||Charan Singh||28-Jul-1979 to 14-Jan-1980||Janata Party|
|8||Indira Gandhi||14-Jan-1980 to 31-Oct-1984||Indian National Congress|
|9||Rajiv Gandhi||31-Oct-1984 to 02-Dec-1989||Indian National Congress(Indira)|
|10||Vishwanath Pratap Singh||02-Dec-1989 to 10-Nov-1990||Janata Dal|
|11||Chandra Shekhar||10-Nov-1990 to 21-Jun-1991||Samajwadi JanataParty|
|12||P. V. Narasimha Rao||21-Jun-1991 to 16-May-1996||Indian National Congress|
|13||Atal Bihari Vajpayee||16-May-1996 to 01-Jun-1996||Bharatiya Janata Party|
|14||H. D. Deve Gowda||01-Jun-1996 to 21-Apr-1997||Janata Dal|
|15||Inder Kumar Gujral||21-Apr-1997 to 19-Mar-1998||Janta Dal|
|16||Atal Bihari Vajpayee||19-Mar-1998 to 22-May-2004||Bharatiya Janata Party|
|17||Dr. Manmohan Singh||22-May-2004 to 26-May-2014||Indian National Congress|
|18||Narendra Modi||26-May-2014 to present||Bharatiya 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, techinically, 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:
Backed by Political Party
|1||Rajendra Prasad||26-Jan-1950 to 13-May-1962||Indian National Congress|
|2||Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan||13-May-1962 to 13-May-1967||Independent|
(Died in office)
|13-May-1967 to 3-May-1969||Independent|
|Varahagiri Venkata Giri (Acting president)||3-May-1969 to 20-Jul-1969||Independent|
|Muhammad Hidayatullah (Acting president)||20-Jul-1969 to 24-Aug-1969||Chief Justice of India|
|4||Varahagiri Venkata Giri||24-Aug-1969 to 24-Aug-1974||Independent|
|5||Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed(second president to die in office)||24-Aug-1974 to 11-Feb-1977||Indian National Congress|
|Basappa Danappa Jatti (Acting president)||11-Feb-1977 to 25-Jul-1977||Independent|
|6||Neelam Sanjiva Reddy||25-Jul-1977 to 25-Jul-1982||Janata Party|
|7||Giani Zail Singh||25-Jul-1982 to 25-Jul-1987||Indian National Congress|
|8||Ramaswamy Venkataraman||25-Jul-1987 to 25-Jul-1992||Indian National Congress|
|9||Shankar Dayal Sharma||25-Jul-1992 to 25-Jul-1997||Indian National Congress|
|10||Kocheril Raman Narayanan||25-Jul-1997 to 25-Jul-2002||Independent|
|11||A. P. J. Abdul Kalam||25-Jul-2002 to 25-Jul-2007||Independent|
|12||Pratibha Patil||25-Jul-2007 to 25-Jul-2012||Indian National Congress|
|13||Pranab Mukherjee||25-Jul-2012 to 25 July 2017||Indian National Congress|
|14||Ram Nath Kovind||25 July 2017 to 25 July, 2022||NDA|
|15||Smt. Droupadi Murmu||25 July 2022 onwards||NDA|
Evidently and (thankfully) both these lists do not see frequent updates. We still recommend you to visit this page on a regular basis and go through the names once in while. It’s helpful to quote thee name of President in some Modern Indian History Questions in various examination.