President of India

Ram Nath Kovind 14th President of India
Ram Nath Kovind 14th President of India

The president of India is the head of state of India and the commander-in-chief of the Indian Armed Forces also referred to as the first citizen of India.

Although the Article 53 of the Constitution of India states that the president can exercise his powers directly or by subordinate authority, with few exceptions, all of the executive powers vested in the president are, in practice, exercised by the prime minister with the help of the Council of Ministers. The president is bound by the constitution to act on the advice of the prime minister and cabinet as long as the advice is not violating the constitution.

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List of Presidents of India

No.   Name Term of Office

Dr. Rajendra Prasad


26 January 1950 to 12 May 1962

Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan


13 May 1962 to 13 May 1967

Dr. Zakir Hussain


13 May 1967 to 3 May 1969

Varahagiri Venkata Giri


3 May 1969 to 20 July 1969

Mohammad Hidayatullah


20 July 1969 to 24 August 1969

Varahagiri Venkata Giri


24 August 1969 to 24 August 1974

Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed


24 August 1974 to 11 February 1977

Basappa Danappa Jatti


11 February 1977 to 25 July 1977

Neelam Sanjiva Reddy


25 July 1977 to 25 July 1982

Giani Zail Singh


25 July 1982 to 25 July 1987

Ramaswamy Venkataraman


25 July to 1987 to 25 July 1992

Shankar Dayal Sharma


25 July 1992 to 25 July 1997

Kocheril Raman Narayanan


25 July 1997 to 25 July 2002

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam


25 July 2002 to 25 July 2007

Pratibha Patil


25 July 2007 to 25 July 2012

Pranab Mukherjee


5 July 2012 to 25 July 2017

Ram Nath Kovind


25 July 2017 to Present

Some Important Points about President of India

  • Dr. Rajendra Prasad was the first president of India. He served the longest tenure of 12 years.
  • Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was the first President from South India.Teachers day is celebrated on 5 Sept. to honour his birthday.
  • Dr. Zakir Hussain was the first Muslim President and served the shortest tenure as President of India.
  • Varahagiri Venkata Giri was the first Acting President and the only who served both Acting President as well as President of India.
  • Neelam Sanjiva Reddy, the youngest president (at age 64) and first President who did not become Vice- President.
  • Giani Zail Singh, First Sikh President.
  • Pratibha Patil, First women to become President of India.
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