Presidents of India since Independence PDF Download

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Presidents of India since Independence PDF Download

President of India is the head of the state and the first Citizen of India. President is also the Commander-in-cheif of the Indian Armed forces. In Hindi, the President is known as Rashtrapati or “Lord of the Realm”. The president is elected by the Electoral College composed of the elected members of the parliament houses, the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha and also members of the Vidhan Sabha, the state legislative assemblies.

There have been 14 Presidents of India since the introduction of the Position in 1950. The tenure of the president is 5 years. Rajendra Prasad, was the first president of India and the only person to have held the office for two terms. He held office since India became a Republic in 1950 till 1962.

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The 12th President was Pratibha Patil, the only woman to be elected as president in India. The current president is Ram Nath Kovind who belongs to the BJP and was elected on 25 July 1967.

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The following is the list of India’s President’s since Independence in chronological order:

No.

Name

Tenure

1

Rajendra Prasad

1950 to 1962

2

Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

1962 to 1967

3

Zakir Hussain

1967 to 1969

VV Giri (Acting President)

1969 to 1969

Mohammad Hidayatullah (Acting President)

1969 to 1969

4

V.V Giri

1969 to 1974

5

Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed

1974 to 1977

Basappa Danappa Jatti (Acting President)

1977 to 1977

6

Neelam Sanjiva Reddy

1977 to 1982

7

Giani Zail Singh

1982 to 1987

8

R Venkataraman

1987 to 1992

9

Shankar Dayal Sharma

1992 to 1997

10

K R Narayanan

1997 to 2002

11

APJ Abdul Kalam

2002 to 2007

12

Pratibha Patil

2007 to 2012

13

Pranab Mukherjee

2012 to 2017

14

Ram Nath Kovind

2017 to Present

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