President of India

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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
1st

Dr. Rajendra Prasad

(1884–1963)

26 January 1950 to 12 May 1962
2nd

Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

(1888–1975)

13 May 1962 to 13 May 1967
3rd

Dr. Zakir Hussain

(1897–1969)

13 May 1967 to 3 May 1969
Acting

Varahagiri Venkata Giri

(1894–1980)

3 May 1969 to 20 July 1969
Acting

Mohammad Hidayatullah

(1905–1992)

20 July 1969 to 24 August 1969
4th

Varahagiri Venkata Giri

(1894–1980)

24 August 1969 to 24 August 1974
5th

Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed

(1905–1977)

24 August 1974 to 11 February 1977
Acting

Basappa Danappa Jatti

(1912–2002)

11 February 1977 to 25 July 1977
6th

Neelam Sanjiva Reddy

(1913–1996)

25 July 1977 to 25 July 1982
7th

Giani Zail Singh

(1916–1994)

25 July 1982 to 25 July 1987
8th

Ramaswamy Venkataraman

(1910–2009)

25 July to 1987 to 25 July 1992
9th

Shankar Dayal Sharma

(1918–1999)

25 July 1992 to 25 July 1997
10th

Kocheril Raman Narayanan

(1921–2005)

25 July 1997 to 25 July 2002
11th

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

(1931–2015)

25 July 2002 to 25 July 2007
12th

Pratibha Patil

(1934–)

25 July 2007 to 25 July 2012
13th

Pranab Mukherjee

(1935–)

5 July 2012 to 25 July 2017
14th

Ram Nath Kovind

(1945–)

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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