All the Presidents of India – List of Indian Presidents

The Indian President is known as the head of the State of India and also the commander-in-chief of the Indian Armed Forces.

The President of India is honoured as the first citizen of India.

Despite given so many powers by the constitution of India, the President’s position is mainly a ceremonial position and the Prime Minister holds most of the executive powers.

The election of the President is done by the elected members of the parliament houses Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha, and also the Vidhan Sabha (state legislative assemblies).

Till date, India has witnessed a total of 14 Presidents including the current President Ram Nath Kovind. Also, there were 3 more acting Presidents in the office for a short period of time, apart from the main 14.

In this blog post, like the RBI governors list and Indian PMs list, I will be providing you with the List of All the Presidents of India till date along with their Term Start and End Dates.

So, here we go…

President House or Rashtrapati Bhawan

List of Indian Presidents

No. Name Term Start Term End Timeframe
1 Rajendra Prasad 26-January-1950 13-May-1952 12 years, 107 days
13-May-1952 13-May-1957
13-May-1957 13-May-1962
2 Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan 13-May-1962 13-May-1967 5 years, 0 days
3 Zakir Husain 13-May-1967 3-May-1969 1 year, 355 days
Varahagiri Venkata Giri (Acting) 3-May-1969 20-July-1969 78 days
Mohammad Hidayatullah (Acting) 20-July-1969 24-August-1969 35 days
4 Varahagiri Venkata Giri 24-August-1969 24-August-1974 5 years, 0 days
5 Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed 24-August-1974 11-February-1977 2 years, 171 days
Basappa Danappa Jatti (Acting) 11-February-1977 25-July-1977 164 days
6 Neelam Sanjiva Reddy 25-July-1977 25-July-1982 5 years, 0 days
7 Zail Singh 25-July-1982 25-July-1987 5 years, 0 days
8 Ramaswamy Venkataraman 25-July-1987 25-July-1992 5 years, 0 days
9 Shankar Dayal Sharma 25-July-1992 25-July-1997 5 years, 0 days
10 Kocheril Raman Narayanan 25-July-1997 25-July-2002 5 years, 0 days
11 APJ Abdul Kalam 25-July-2002 25-July-2007 5 years, 0 days
12 Pratibha Patil 25-July-2007 25-July-2012 5 years, 0 days
13 Pranab Mukherjee 25-July-2012 25-July-2017 5 years, 0 days
14 Ram Nath Kovind 25-July-2017 Incumbent


Pratibha Patil is the very first and the only female President of India till date. She was elected as the 12th Indian President in 2007 and was in the office from 25-July-2007 to 25-July-2012 (5 years).

If you want, you can also download the PDF of the list of all the Presidents of India by clicking here.

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