List of President of India from 1947 to 2017
India got its first President in 1950 and has 14th Presidents so far. Here’s a list of President of India, their pictures, and tenure.
President Means: – the person who has the highest political position in a country that is a republic and who, in some of these countries, is the leader of the government.
14. Ram Nath kovind is 14th Indian and current President after Pranab Mukherjee.
Ram nath kovind is an Indian politican who is the 14th and current President of India. Kovind more than 65% of the votes giving him a clear edge over opponet Ms. Meira kumar, a former lokh sabha speaker and the first woman speaker in India.
About Ram nath kovind
Ram nath kovind is born (1 October 1945) in kanpur Dehat district. A lawyer who practised in the Delhi high court and the supreme court for 16 years. Ram nath kovind first stepped into politics in 1994 when he was elected as Rajya Sabha member from Uttar Pradesh. He represented India in the United Nations in New York and addressed United Nations General Assembly in october,2002.
13. Dr.Pranab Kumar Mukherjee
Dr.Pranab kumar mukherjee was the 13th President of India and the first Bengali President to hold the post. Dr.Pranab Mukherjee born (11 December 1935) is a senior politician who holds the respect of across the nation.In office (25 July 2012 – 25 July 2017) He had served in various key positions including that of the Leader of the Rajya Sabha (between 1980 and 1985) and as the Defence Minister (between 2004 and 2006), Minister of External Affairs (between 2009 and 2012) and as the Finance Minister of India (between 2009 and 2012).
12. Pratibha Devisingh Patil
Shri. Pratibha Devisingh Patil was the 12th India’s first woman president after she defeated Bhairon Singh Shekhawat to suceed Abdul Kalam. Pratibha patil born (19 December 1934) Although she finished her full five-year term of presidency, she is considered as one of the lowest profile president of India. In office (25 July 2007 – 25 July 2012) A lawyer by profession, she has also served the post of Governor of Rajasthan. But that is not all. In her 28 years long political career, Pratibha Patil has held several impressive ministerial portfolios, from being the deputy minister of education to being the minister of social welfare, tourism, and housing. (List of President of India).
11. Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam
Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam was the 11th President of India was born (15 October 1931) One of the most inspiring and loved president of the recent times, 84-year-old Abdul Kalam has inspired many young people of India. A successful scientist by profession, he brought a fresh perspective to Indian politics with his different style of working and his simple way of life was often quoted for inspiration. His birthday is observed as World Students Day by the UN.In office (25 July 2002 – 25 July 2007) He has received several top honours including the Bharat Ratna and Padma Vibhushan. Dr Kalam, 84 passed away on Monday, (27 July 2015) in Shillong after falling ill when delivering a lecture to IIM students in Shillong. Tributes for Dr Kalam poured in from national and international quarters as he touched the hearts of young, old and children with his inspiring knowledge and good-hearted nature and love for children to progress. (List of President of India)
10. K R Narayanan
Kocheril Raman Narayanan was the 10th President of India. Born (27 October 1920) in Perumthanam, Uzhavoor village, in the princely state of Travancore. KR Narayanan studied in London School of Economics with a scholarship. In office (25 July 1997 – 25 July 2002) he has also served as a Minister in Rajiv Gandhi’s Cabinet as is considered as the only Dalit to have held the role of President of India. (List of President of India)
9. Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma
Shankar dayal sharma was the 9th President of India. Born (19 August 1918) From the1940s, Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma participated in the struggle for Indian Independence and became a member of the Indian National Congress. In the year 1952 he became the Chief Minister of the former state of Bhopal. In office (25 July 1992 – 25 July 1997) Throughout his political career he had held a plethora of ceremonial posts. He held many portfolios such as- Education, Public Works, National Resources and Revenue, Law, Industry and Commerce and so in. He also became the President of the Indian National Congress in 1972-1974. He was elected as the President of India after receiving 66% of the votes in the Electoral College. (List of President of India)
8. R Venkataraman
R Venkataraman was the 8th President of India born (4 December 1910) a lawyer and a staunch freedom activist, Ramaswamy Venkataraman from Tanjore first served Indian politics as a Union Cabinet member. In office (25 July 1987 – 25 July 1992) He died at the age of 98 due to multiple organ failures. (List of President of India)
7. Zail Singh
Gyani Zail Singh was the 7th President of India born (5 May 1916) one of the most historical politicans events – Operation Blue star; Assasination of PM Indira Gandhi and the 1984 sikh riots all the place during his presidency tenure.In office (25 July 1982 – 25 July 1987) He appointed Rajiv Gandhi as the Prime Minister of India. Zail singh died at the age of 78 in a car accident in chandigarh. (List of President of India)
6. Neelam Sanjiva Reddy
Neelam Sanjiva Reddy was the 6th President of India born (19 May 1913). Neelam Sanjiva Reddy became the youngest ever President of India, elected at the age of 64. Beginning a long political career with the Indian National Congress party in the Indian independence movement.In office (25 July 1977 – 25 July 1982) Prior to his high-profile role as the sixth President of India, he has been known to have actively participated in India’s freedom movement and has held prominent roles in the central government as a staunch Congressman. (List of President of India)
5. Dr. Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed
Dr. Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed was the 5th President of India born (13 May 1905). India’s second muslim president, he has actively participated in India’s freedom struggle and has been arrested in the Quit India movement. In office (24 August 1974 – 11 February 1977) Prime Minister Indira Gandhi selected Ali Ahmed for the president’s role. He was the second President to die in office (before his five-year tenure ended). (List of President of India)
4. V.V. Giri
Varahagiri Venkata Giri, commonly known as V.V. Giri was the 4th President of India born (10 August 1984) Varahagiri Venkata Giri completed his full term and also assumed the role of presidency for another short stint later in 1969 as the acting President of India when the then President Neelam Sanjiva Reddy died in office. In office (24 August 1969 – 24 August 1974) VV Giri was conferred with the Bharat Ratna for his influential contribution to the Indian society. (List of President of India)
3. Dr. Zakir Hussain
Zakir Hussain was the 3rd President of India born (8 Feb 1987) An educator and intellectual, Husain was the country’s first Muslim president, and also the first to die in office. In office (13 May 1967 – 3 May 1969) Mohammed Hidayatullah was appointed as the acting President after the sudden demise of Dr Zakir Hussain for a short while before V V Giri took over as the Acting President for the rest of the term. Dr Zakir Hussain’s term was succeeded by V V Giri. (List of President of India)
2. Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was the 2nd President of India born (5 Sept 1888) .Till date, he is considered as one of India’s most celebrated scholar and philosopher. In office (14 May 1962 – 13 May 1967) He has studied in UK’s prestigious Oxford University and has been honoured with British Order as well as India’s Bharat Ratna. His birthday, September 5th is celebrated as Teachers Day in India even today. (List of President of India)
1. Dr. Rajendra Prasad
Rajendra Prasad was the 1st President of India born (3 December 1884) since the country became a Republic and adopted the constitution in January 1950. In office (26 Jan 1950 – 14 May 1962) A Congressman and a staunch supporter of Mahatma Gandhi, Dr Prasad played a significant role in India’s freedom movement. He was awarded the Bharat Ratna and Dr Rajendra Prasad was an inspiring teacher and lawyer by profession before becoming the first President of India. (List of President of India)