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List of President of India (1950-2022)

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  • Last Updated : 27 Nov, 2022
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In government exams like SSC, Banking, Railways, etc we find many questions from the general awareness section. this is a very broad section and sometimes questions are very factual. we will cover the General awareness section comprehensively so that students can learn and get most of the questions correct in this section. In this article, we will provide a complete list of Presidents of India.
 

The President of India: An Introduction

  • The President of India is the head of state. The President is the formal head of the executive, legislative, and judiciary system of India and is also the Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Armed Forces. 
     
  • Article 53 of the Indian Constitution provides that the President may exercise their powers directly or through a subordinate authority.
     
  • In practice, all the executive powers are vested in the President with exceptions.
     
  • If the posts of President and vice-president fall vacant, the Chief justice of India acts as President.
     
  • President got immune from criminal proceedings during his/her tenure, however, civil proceedings can be carried out.
     
  • President can pardon the death sentence.
     

Facts about the President of India:

  • The only president who was elected to the office of president twice: Dr Rajendra Prasad
     
  • The two presidents who died in office: Dr Zakir Husain (1969) & Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed (1977)
     
  • Neelam Sanjeev Reddy was the only candidate elected unopposed.
     
  • Pratibha Devi Singh Patil was the first woman president of India.
     

List of Presidents of India:

S.No     Name of the President Tenure
1 Rajendra Prasad (Elected Twice) 13 May 1952 – 13 May 1957 &
13 May 1957 – 13 May 1962
2 Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan 13 May 1962 – 13 May 1967 
3 Zakir Husain  (Died in office) 13 May 1967 – 3 May 1969 
4 Varahagiri Venkata Giri 24 August 1969 – 24 August 1974
5 Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed (Died in office) 24 August 1974 – 11 February 1977 
6 Neelam Sanjiva Reddy (Youngest President) 25 July 1977 – 25 July 1982 
7  Giani Zail Singh 25 July 1982 – 25 July 1987 
8 Ramaswamy Venkataraman 25 July 1987 – 25 July 1992 
9 Shankar Dayal Sharma 25 July 1992 – 25 July 1997 
10 Kocheril Raman Narayanan  25 July 1997 – 25 July 2002 
11 Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam  25 July 2002 – 25 July 2007 
12 Smt. Pratibha Devi Singh Patil  25 July 2007 – 25 July 2012 
13 Pranab Mukherjee 25 July – 25 July 2017 
14 Ram Nath Kovind 25 July 2017 – 25 July 2022 
15 Draupadi Murmu 25 July 2022 – Till present
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