Presidents Of India

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The President of India is the Executive President of the Republic of India. All executive functions of the association are done in his name. According to Article 53, the executive power of the Union lies in them. He is also the highest commander of the Indian Armed Forces. All types of emergencies are imposed and removed, declaring war/peace. He is the first citizen of the country. The Indian President is required to be an Indian citizen. The president has enough power in principle. But with few exceptions, most of the powers vested in the post of President are actually exercised by the Council of Ministers headed by the Prime Minister.

On 15 August 1947, India became independent from Britain, and under the interim arrangement, the country became a Commonwealth dominion. Under this arrangement, the Governor-General of India was established as the head of the nation of India, who was to be appointed in British India by the interim king of Britain – George VI on the advice of the Prime Minister of India rather than the British government. This was a temporary measure, but continuing the existence of a shared monarchy in the Indian political system was not in the true sense of a right for a sovereign nation. Lord Mountbatten, the last British Viceroy of India before independence, became the first Governor-General of India. Soon he handed over the post to Chakravarti Rajagopalachari, who became the only Governor-General of Indian origin.

The President of India is elected according to Article 55 by the single transferable vote system of the proportional representation system. The President is elected by the elected members of both the Houses of Parliament of India (Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha) as well as state legislatures (Legislative Assemblies) for a term of five years.A formula has been used to allocate votes so that there is a ratio between the population of each state and the number of votes cast by the members of the Legislative Assembly from that state and a proportion between the members of the state legislatures and the national MPs. If a candidate does not get a majority, then there is an established system whereby the losing candidates are removed from the contest and the votes they get are transferred to other candidates until one gets a majority.

The President of India resides in Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi, also known as Raisina Hill. There is no limit to the number of times a president can hold office. So far, only the first President Rajendra Prasad has completed his term on this post twice. Pratibha Patil is the 12th President of India and the first woman President to hold this position. He took the oath of office and secrecy on 25 July 2007. Presently Ram Nath Kovind is the fourteenth President of India.

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Rajendra Prasad

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राजेन्द्र प्रसाद Rajendra Prasad

Rajendra Prasad (3 December 1884 – 28 February 1963) was an Indian independence activist, lawyer, scholar and subsequently, the first President of India, in office from 1950 to 1962. He was an Indian political leader and lawyer by training. Prasad joined the Indian National Congress during the Indian...Read More

सर्वेपल्लि राधाकृष्णन Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan pronunciation (5 September 1888 – 17 April 1975) was an Indian philosopher, academic, and statesman who served as the first Vice President of India (1952–1962) and the second President of India (1962–1967).One of India’s most distinguished twentieth-century scholars...Read More

ज़ाकिर हुसैन (राजनीतिज्ञ) Zakir Husain (politician)

Zakir Husain Khan (8 February 1897 – 3 May 1969) 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 previously served as Governor of Bihar from 1957 to 1962 and as Vice President of India from 1962 to 1967....Read More

वराहगिरी वेंकट गिरी Varahagiri Venkata Giri

Varahagiri Venkata Giri ( Telugu: వరాహగిరి వేంకటగిరి; 10 August 1894 – 24 June 1980) was the fourth president of India from 24 August 1969 to 24 August 1974. He was the only president to be elected as an independent candidate. He was succeeded by Fakhruddin Ali...Read More

मुहम्मद हिदायतुल्लाह (1905–1992) Mohammad Hidayatullah  (1905–1992)

Mohammad Hidayatullah, OBE pronunciation (17 December 1905 – 18 September 1992) was the 11th Chief Justice of India serving from 25 February 1968 to 16 December 1970, and the sixth Vice President of India, serving from 31 August 1979 to 30 August 1984. He had also served as the Acting President of India from 20 July 1969 to 24 August 1969 and from 6 October 1982 to 31 October 1982. He is regarded as an eminent jurist, scholar, educationist, author and linguist.

वराहगिरी वेंकट गिरी Varahagiri Venkata Giri

Varahagiri Venkata Giri ( Telugu: వరాహగిరి వేంకటగిరి; 10 August 1894 – 24 June 1980) was the fourth president of India from 24 August 1969 to 24 August 1974. He was the only president to be elected as an independent candidate. He was succeeded by Fakhruddin Ali...Read More

Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed - फ़ख़रुद्दीन अली अहमद

Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed (13 May 1905 – 11 February 1977) was an Indian lawyer and politician who served as the 7th President of India from 1974 to 1977. He was also the 2nd President of India to die in office.
He met Jawaharlal Nehru in England in 1925. He joined the Indian National Congress...Read More

B. D. Jatti - बासप्पा दनप्पा जत्ती

Basappa Danappa Jatti (pronunciation ) (10 September 1912 – 7 June 2002) was the fifth Vice President of India, serving from 1974 to 1979. He was Acting President of India from 11 February to 25 July 1977. The soft-spoken Jatti rose from a humble beginning as a Municipality member to India’s second-highest office during a five-decade-long chequered political career.

Neelam Sanjiva Reddy - नीलम संजीव रेड्डी

Neelam Sanjiva Reddy (19 May 1913 – 1 June 1996) was the sixth President of India, serving from 1977 to 1982. Beginning a long political career with the Indian National Congress Party in the Indian independence movement, he went on to hold several key offices in independent India—as the first...Read More


Zail Singh

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Zail Singh - ज़ैल सिंह

Giani Zail Singh (Jarnail Singh, 5 May 1916 – 25 December 1994) was the seventh President of India serving from 1982 to 1987. Prior to his presidency, he was a politician with the Indian National Congress party, and had held several ministerial posts in the Union Cabinet, including that of Home...Read More

ए॰ पी॰ जे॰ अब्दुल कलाम A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam (15 October 1931 – 27 July 2015) was an Indian aerospace scientist and politician who served as the 11th President of India from 2002 to 2007. He was born and raised in Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu and studied physics and aerospace engineering. He spent the next four...Read More

Ramaswamy Venkataraman - रामस्वामी वेंकटरमण

Ramaswamy Venkataraman (4 December 1910 – 27 January 2009) was an Indian lawyer, Indian independence activist and politician who served as a Union Minister and as the eighth President of India.Venkataraman was born in Rajamadam village in Tanjore district, Madras Presidency. He studied law and practised...Read More

Shankar Dayal Sharma - शंकरदयाल शर्मा

Shankar Dayal Sharma (19 August 1918 – 26 December 1999) was the ninth President of India, serving from 1992 to 1997. Prior to his presidency, Sharma had been the eighth Vice President of India, serving under R. Venkataraman. He was also the Chief Minister (1952–1956) of Bhopal State, and Cabinet...Read More


K. R. Narayanan

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K. R. Narayanan - कोच्चेरील रामन नारायणन

Kocheril Raman Narayanan (27 October 1920 – 9 November 2005) was an Indian diplomat, academic and politician who served as the 10th President of India (1997–2002) and 9th Vice President of India (1992–1997).
Born in Perumthanam, Uzhavoor village, in the princely state of Travancore (present...Read More


Pratibha Patil

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Pratibha Patil - प्रतिभा देवीसिंह पाटिल

Pratibha Devisingh Patil (born 19 December 1934) is an Indian politician who served as the 12th President of India from 2007 to 2012. A member of the Indian National Congress, Patil is the only woman to have held the office. She previously served as the Governor of Rajasthan from 2004 to 2007.


Pranab Mukherjee

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प्रणब मुखर्जी Pranab Mukherjee

Pranab Kumar Mukherjee (Bengali pronunciation: [prɔnɔb kuːmaːr mukʰardʒi̯]; 11 December 1935 – 31 August 2020) 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...Read More


Ram Nath Kovind

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Ram Nath Kovind - राम नाथ कोविन्द

Ram Nath Kovind (born 1 October 1945) is an Indian politician serving as the 14th and current President of India. Prior to his nomination, he served as the 26th Governor of Bihar from 2015 to 2017 and as a Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha from 1994 to 2006. Kovind was nominated as a presidential...Read More

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