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List of Presidents of India: List of Presidents of India is Available Here!!! The complete details regarding the List of Presidents of India after the Indian independence to still now. Candidates who are preparing for the competitive exam shall check here the respective article.

General Awareness section is one of the most important sections for all the competitive exams. In General Awareness, Indian polity plays a major role in every competitive exam. Among that Presidents of India forms a major part of Polity and Static General Knowledge. Questions related to the Presidents of India are frequently asked in almost every competitive exam like UPSC, SSC to PSC Exams. In order to boost up your General Knowledge here, we have given the complete details regarding the President’s Eligibility, Tenure, Election, Power & List of Presidents of India from 1947 to 2020. So candidates shall refer to this article fully and enhance your knowledge in an efficient manner.

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President of India:

President of India is also known as the first citizen of India. Honorable President of India is the head of the state and is also the Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Armed Forces. The president is the nominal head of the government, he acts on the advice of the Prime Minister (Council of Minister). He represents the nation but does not rule it. The real power vests with the council of ministers.

List of Presidents of India: Eligibility Criteria

The Indian constitution includes article 58 that claims the complete description of eligibility rules for the President of India. Some of the following have given below:

  • The President should be a citizen of India.
  • He/She must be above the age of 35 years.
  • The President should be a member of the Lok Sabha and should get qualified for standing in the elections.
  • The President of India should not contain any office of profit under the State Government, Union, and other local authorities.

President of India: Election Process

The electoral college of India elects the President of India which includes

(i) elected members of both houses of the Parliament.

(ii) elected members of state legislatures.

(iii) elected members of the legislative assemblies of the Delhi and Puducherry (added by the 70th amendment Act, 1992).

(iv) Their vote is single transferable and their second choice is counted too.

President of India Tenure:

The President is elected for a tenure of 5 years but eligible for immediate re-election and can serve any number of terms.

President of India Impeachment:

Under Article 61, the President can be removed from the post in case it is found that there is any violation of the constitution by the president. This impeachment can be moved in either house of parliament.

The President can promulgate 3 types of Emergencies:-

  1. National Emergency (Article 352)
  2. State Emergency (President’s Rule) (Article 356)
  3. Financial Emergency (Article 360)

List of Presidents of India

List of Presidents of India

S.NoPresidents NameTenureRemarks
1Dr. Rajendra PrasadJanuary 26, 1950 – May 13, 19621st President of India
2Dr. Sarvepalli RadhakrishnanMay 13, 1962 – May 13, 19672nd President of India. Teachers Day is celebrated on his birthday.
3Dr. Zakir HussainMay 13, 1967 – May 03, 19691st Muslim President
4Varahagiri Venkatagiri (Acting President)May 03, 1969 – July 20, 1969He was the acting president because of Hussain’s death.
5Justice Mohammad Hidayatullah (Acting President)July 20, 1969 – August 24, 1969He was acting President till Giri’s presidency.
6Varahagiri Venkata GiriAugust 24, 1969, – August 24, 1974He was the 4th President of India.
7Fakhruddin Ali AhmedAugust 24, 1974  – February 11, 1977He was the second President who died in the post of the President
8B.D. Jatti (Acting President)February 11, 1977 – July 25, 1977Served as acting President of India upon Ahmed’s death
9Neelam Sanjiva ReddyJuly 25, 1977 – July 25, 1982The only president who was elected as a Un Opposed

List of Presidents of India

10Giani Zail SinghJuly 25, 1982 – July 25, 19871st Sikh President of India
11Ramaswamy VenkataramanJuly 25, 1987 – July 25, 19928th President of India
12Dr. Shankar Dayal SharmaJuly 25, 1992 – July 25, 19979th President of India
13K R NarayananJuly 25, 1997 – July 25, 20021st Dalit President
14Dr. A.P.J. Abdul KalamJuly 25, 2002 – July 25, 20071st Scientist who become the President
15Shrimati Pratibha Singh PatilJuly 25, 2007 – July 25, 2012The first woman to become the President of India
16Pranab MukherjeeJuly 25, 2012 – July 25, 201713th President of India
17Shri Ram Nath KovindJuly 25, 2017 – Incumbent14th President of India

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