All Presidents of India

Presidents of India: Indian president is the ceremonial head of state of India and the commander in chief of the Indian Armed Forces. The Indian president is indirectly elected by an electoral college comprising the Parliament of India (Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha) and the legislative assemblies of each of India’s states and territories, who themselves are all directly elected. The President of India is tenure for five years from the date on which he enters upon his office. However, he can resign from his post at any time by addressing the resignation letter to Indian Vice-President.

Eligibility for Presidents of India

  • Article 58 of the Indian Constitution says that the presidential candidate must:
  • Be a citizen of India.
  • Have completed the age of thirty-five years.
  • Be qualified for elections as a member of the Lok Sabha.
  • Not hold any office of profit under the Union or any State government, or any local or other authority.

The primary duty of the Indian president is to preserve, protect and defend the constitution and the law of India as made part of his oath.

The salary and allowances of the President are fixed by the Parliament of India. The current salary of the President is Rs 150000 per month. His official residence is Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.

Also See: Vice President of India

List of all Presidents of India from 1947 to 2019

NameTenure
Dr Rajendra Prasad (1884-1963)January 26, 1950 – May 13, 1962
Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan (1888-1975)May 13, 1962 – May 13, 1967
Dr Zakir Hussain (1897-1969)May 13, 1967 – May 03, 1969
Varahagiri Venkatagiri (1884-1980) (Acting)May 03, 1969 – July 20, 1969
Justice Mohammad Hidayatullah (1905-1992) (Acting)July 20, 1969 – August 24, 1969
Varahagiri Venkatagiri (1884-1980)August 24, 1969 – August 24, 1974
Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed (1905-1977)August 24, 1974 – February 11, 1977
B.D. Jatti (1913-2002) (Acting)February 11, 1977 – July 25, 1977
Neelam Sanjiva Reddy (1913-1996)July 25, 1977 – July 25, 1982
Giani Zail Singh (1916-1994)July 25, 1982 – July 25, 1987
R. Venkataraman (1910-2009)July 25, 1987 – July 25, 1992
Dr Shankar Dayal Sharma (1918-1999)July 25, 1992 – July 25, 1997
K.R. Narayanan (1920-2005)July 25, 1997 – July 25, 2002
Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (1931-2015)July 25, 2002 – July 25, 2007
Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil (Birth-1934)July 25, 2007 – July 25, 2012
Shri Pranab Mukherjee (Birth-1935)July 25, 2012 – July 25, 2017
Shri Ram Nath Kovind (Birth-1945)July 25, 2017 – Incumbent

The President serves for a tenure of five years and he can be re-elected anytime.

Also See: Prime Ministers of India

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