List of President of India (1947-2016)


The President :
There shall be a president of India (Article. 52), the executive power of the Union vested in him, exercised by him directly or through officials subordinate to him in accordance with the Constitution of India (Article. 53).

Position : He is the constitutional head of parliamentary system of government. He represents the nation but does not rule it. The real power vests with the council of ministers. The president is the supreme commander of the armed forces. He is liable to act on the advice of ministers who are responsible to the legislature (parliament).

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Tenure : Elected for five years but is eligible for immediate re-election and can serve any number of terms.

Power : He is the Chief Executive head of the Indian union and Supreme Commander of the armed forces.

Here is a full list of all the presidents of India–

No.
Name
Elected
Tenure
1. Rajendra Prasad 1952-1957 26 January, 1950 – 12 May, 1962
2. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan 1962 13 May, 1962 – 13 May, 1967
3. Zakir Husain 1967 13 May, 1967 – 3 May, 1969
4. Varahagiri Venkata Giri (Acting) 3 May, 1969 – 20 July, 1969
5. Mohammad Hidayatullah* 20 July, 1969 – 24 August, 1969
6. Varahagiri Venkata Giri 1969
24 August 1969 – 24 August, 1974
7. Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed 1974 24 August, 1974 – 11 February, 1977
8. Basappa Danappa Jatti (Acting) 11 February, 1977 – 25 July, 1977
9. Neelam Sanjiva Reddy 1977 25 July, 1977 – 25 July, 1982
10. Giani Zail Singh 1982 25 July, 1982 – 25 July, 1987
11. Ramaswamy Venkataraman 1987 25 July, 1987 – 25 July, 1992
12. Shankar Dayal Sharma
1992
25 July, 1992 – 25 July, 1997
13. Kocheril Raman Narayanan 1997 25 July, 1997 – 25 July, 2002
14. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam 2002 25 July, 2002 – 25 July, 2007
15. Pratibha Patil 2007 25 July, 2007 – 25 July, 2012
16. Pranab Mukherjee 2012 25 July, 2012 – Incumbent

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