List of President of India From 1950 to 2024

The president is the Indian Armed Forces’ Supreme Commander. On the advice of the Union Council of Ministers, which is led by the prime minister, the president can declare war or make peace. The president’s name appears on all key treaties and contracts.

  • First President of India? –Dr Rajendra Prasad.
  • First woman President of India? – Pratibha Devisingh Patil.
  • Second woman President of India? – Droupadi Murmu.
  • Who is the current President of India? – Droupadi Murmu.

Droupadi Murmu

Since July 25, 2022, Droupadi Murmu, an Indian politician, has presided as India’s 15th president. She is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party. She is the first person belonging to the tribal community and also the second woman after Pratibha Patil to hold the office

  • Born: 20 June 1958 (age 64 years), Mayurbhanj
  • Education: Ramadevi Women’s University
  • Previous office: Governor of Jharkhand (2015–2021)
  • Party: Bharatiya Janata Party
  • Office: President of India since 2022
  • Presidential term: 25 July 2022 –till date
  • Children: Itishri Murmu
Droupadi Murmu
Droupadi Murmu

The following is the list of all Presidents of India in chronological order.

1Rajendra Prasad1950 to 1962
2Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan1962 to 1967
3Zakir Hussain1967 to 1969
VV Giri (Acting President)1969 to 1969
Mohammad Hidayatullah (Acting President)1969 to 1969
4V.V Giri1969 to 1974
5Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed1974 to 1977
Basappa Danappa Jatti (Acting President)1977 to 1977
6Neelam Sanjiva Reddy1977 to 1982
7Giani Zail Singh1982 to 1987
8R Venkataraman1987 to 1992
9Shankar Dayal Sharma1992 to 1997
10K R Narayanan1997 to 2002
11APJ Abdul Kalam2002 to 2007
12Pratibha Patil2007 to 2012
13Pranab Mukherjee2012 to 2017
14Ram Nath Kovind2017 to 2022
15Droupadi Murmu2022 to Present

Basic pay per month (excluding other emoluments and allowances

Rs. 500000 plus other allowances fixed to the president.

Eligibility of Indian Presidents

  • Article 58 of the Indian Constitution lays out a few requirements for a candidate to be eligible for the presidency. The following are only a few examples:
  • The President should be an Indian national.
  • Must be at least 35 years old.
  • The President should be eligible to run for election to the Lok Sabha.
  • Under the State Government, Union, and other local authorities, the President of India shall not have any profit-making offices.

Interesting Facts About India’s Presidents

  1. The President of India’s official residence, Rashtrapati Bhavan, was once known as Viceroy’s House. This was built during the reign of Viceroy of India Charles Hardinge. When Rajendra Prasad became the first President and moved into this edifice, it was dubbed Rashtrapati Bhavan.
  2. In 1969, after Zakir Hussain died in office, V V Giri became India’s first Acting President.
  3. After only a few months, V V Giri was elected full-fledged President. He was the only one who served as both Acting President and President at the same time.
  4. Two presidents died while in office .Zakir Husain and Fakhruddin Ali Ahmad.
  5. Mohammad Hidayatullah, the only President (Acting) who previously served as Chief Justice of India.
  6. Neelam Sanjiva Reddy is the only President to have served as a State’s first Chief Minister. He was Andhra Pradesh’s first Chief Minister.
  7. Neelam Sanjiva Reddy, the only President who previously served as Speaker of the Lok Sabha.
  8. A P J Abdul Kalam, the only President who was a scientist.
  9. S Radhakrishnan earned the Bharat Ratna in 1954, Rajendra Prasad in 1962, Zakir Hussain in 1963, and APJ Abdul Kalam in 1997.
  10. Neelam Sanjiva Reddy, the sole President from the Janta Party. Seven of the thirteen presidents were members of political parties. Six of the seven presidents were from the United States.
  11. The first Sikh President of India was Giani Zail Singh.
  12. The first Dalit President of India was Kocheril Raman Narayanan. He was elected President of India at the age of 76 years and 271 days, making him the country’s oldest President.
  13. People’s President was Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam’s nickname. He was given the Bharat Ratna award in 1997.
  14. Prathiba Patil was India’s first female president.
  15. Prior to being elected, seven presidents were members of a political party.
  16. Six of them were Congress Party members who were actively involved in the party.
  17. Dr. Rajendra Prasad (India’s first President) is the only person to have served two terms in office.
  18. Before becoming President of India, incumbent President Ram Nath Kovind served as Governor of Bihar.

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