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Dec 8, 2015

Info: List of Presidents of India (1950 to 2016) - GK for Competitive Exam Students

Info: List of Presidents of India (1950 to 2016) - GK for Competitive Exam Students gk ssc ossc osssc ibps gk questions india odisha
The President of India is the head of state and first citizen of India. The President is also the Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Armed Forces. The post of President is known in Hindi as Rashtrapati, a Sanskrit neologism meaning "lord of the realm". 

The President is elected by the Electoral College composed of elected members of the parliament houses, Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, and also members of the Vidhan Sabha, the state legislative assemblies. There have been 13 presidents of India since the introduction of the post in 1950. The post was established when India was declared as a republic with the adoption of the Indian constitution. Here is the list of Presidents of India from 1950 to present. 

Name In Office
Dr Rajendra Prasad (1884-1963) 26 January 1950-13 May 1962
Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan (1888-1975) 13 May 1962-13 May 1967
Dr Zakir Hussain (1897-1969) 13 May 1967-3 May 1969
Varahagiri Venkatagiri (1884-1980) (Acting) 3 May 1969-20 July 1969
Justice Mohammad Hidayatullah (1905-1992) (Acting) 20 July 1969-24 August 1969
Varahagiri Venkatagiri (1884-1980) 24 August 1969-24 August 1974
Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed (1905-1977) 24 August 1974-11 February 1977
B.D. Jatti (1913-2002) (Acting) 11 February 1977-25 July 1977
Neelam Sanjiva Reddy (1913-1996) 25 July 1977-25 July 1982
Giani Zail Singh (1916-1994) 25 July 1982-25 July 1987
R. Venkataraman (B-1910) 25 July 1987-25 July 1992
Dr Shankar Dayal Sharma (1918-1999) 25 July 1992-25 July 1997
K.R. Narayanan (1920-2005) 25 July 1997-25 July 2002
Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (Birth-1931) 25 July 2002-25 July 2007
Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil (Birth-1934) 25 July 2007 - 25 July 2012
Pranab Mukherjee (Birth-1935) 25 July 2012 - till date

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