Tuesday, February 5, 2013


1 Rajendra Prasad 26-Jan-195013-May-1962 Indian National Congress Prasad was the first President of independent India. He was also an independence activist of the Indian Independence Movement. he also had the longest tenure(12 year).
2 Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan 13-May-1962 13-May-1967 Independent Radhakrishnan was a prominent philosopher, writer, a Knight of the Realm and also held the position of vice chancellor of the Andhra University and Banaras Hindu University. Hewas also made a Knight of the Golden Army of Angels by Pope Paul VI.
3 Zakir Hussain 13-May-1967 3-May-1969 Independent Hussain was vice chancellor of the Aligarh Muslim University and a recipient of Padma Vibhushan and Bharat Ratna. He died before his term of office was ended.shortest tenure, first muslim president.
3 Varahagiri Venkata Giri * 3-May-1969 20-Jul-1969 Independent Giri was appointed as acting president following the death of Hussain. He resigned in a few months to take partin the presidential elections.
3 Muhammad Hidayatullah * 20-Jul-1969 24-Aug-1969 Independent Hidayatullah served as the Chief Justice of India, and was a recipient of the Order of the British Empire. He served as acting president until the election of Giri as the President of India.
V.V GIRI 24-August-1969 24-August-1974 Independent
Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed 24-August-1974 11-February-1977 Indian National Congress Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed served as a Minister before being elected as president. He died in 1977 before his term of office ended, and was the second Indian president to die in office.
Basappa Danappa Jatti 11-February-1977 25-July-1977 Indian National Congress Acting resident
6 Neelam Sanjiva Reddy 25-July-1977 25-July-1982 Janata Party Youngest President(64 year)
7 Giani Zail Singh 25-July-1982 25-July-1987 Indian National Congress First Sikh President.
8 Ramaswamy Venkataraman 25-July-1987 25-July-1992 Indian National Congress Oldest President(76 Year).
9 Shankar Dayal Sharma 25-July-1992 25-July-1997 Indian National Congress
10 Kocheril Raman Narayanan 25-July-1997 25-July-2002 Indian National Congress First Dalit President
11 Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam 25-July-2002 25-July-2007 Independent First Scientist to become President
12 Pratibha Patil 25-July-2007 25-July-2012 Indian National Congress First Woman President
13 Pranab Mukherjee 25-July-2012 Till Date Indian National Congress


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