President Election 2022: Let us Eye on List of Presidents from 1947-2022

President Election 2022: Let us look at the list of Presidents that India had over the years, starting from Rajendra Prasad to the current President of India.
President Election 2022: List of Presidents from 1947-2022
President Election 2022: List of Presidents from 1947-2022Image Credit: Since Independence

President Election 2022: India will celebrate its 75th year of independence with its 15th President.

From Rajendra Prasad to Ram Nath Kovind and now (Draupadi Murmu or Yashwant Sinha), every first citizen of the country devoted his life to running the country with peace and democracy. 15th President of India taking an oath to serve the nation with utmost confidence and continuing the rich legacy that India had in the years of independence.

From Rajendra Prasad to Ram Nath Kovind and now (Draupadi Murmu or Yashwant Sinha), every first citizen of the country devoted his life to run the country with peace and democracy.

Now as current President Kovind’s tenure has come to an end, the new President will have a great responsibility on their shoulder to continue this peace and democracy among the countrymen and not let happen anything that would divide the people.

Let us now look at all of the presidents that India had over the years, starting from Rajendra Prasad to APJ Abdul Kalam and more.

1. Dr. Rajendra Prasad

President Election 2022: Rajendra Prasad was the first president of Independent India.
President Election 2022: Rajendra Prasad was the first president of Independent India.

Dr. Rajendra Prasad was the first president of India from 1950-1962 and helped greatly the first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru. He is the longest-serving president of India. He encouraged the development of education in India.

2. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

President Election 2022: Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was the second president of India from 1962 to 1967.
President Election 2022: Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was the second president of India from 1962 to 1967.

Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was the second president of India from 1962 to 1967. He also served as the vice president of India from 1952-62. He was awarded the highest civilian award i.e. Bharat Ratna.

3. Zakir Husain

President Election 2022: Zakir Husain was the third president of India.
President Election 2022: Zakir Husain was the third president of India.

Zakir Husain Khan was the third president of India who held the position from 1967 to 1969 until his death. He was an economist and also served as vice president of India from 1962-67. He was the first Muslim president of India and also the first one to die in the office.

4. V.V. Giri

President Election 2022: V.V. Giri was the fourth president of India.
President Election 2022: V.V. Giri was the fourth president of India.

Varahagiri Venkata Giri was an Indian politician who served as the 4th president of India from 24 August 1969 to 24 August 1974.

He was the one and only president of India to be elected as an Independent state.

He was awarded Bharat Ratna in 1975 for his immense contributions in public affairs.

Mohammad Hidayatullah (Acting President)

President Election 2022: Mohammad Hidayatullah served as the acting president of India.
President Election 2022: Mohammad Hidayatullah served as the acting president of India.

Mohammad Hidayatullah served as the acting president of India amid the death of Zakir Husain.

He was a lawyer, jurist, author, and educationist. He served as president of India from 20 July 1969 to 24 August 1969 and from 6 October 1982 to 31 October 1982.

Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed was the sixth president of India.
Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed was the sixth president of India.

5. Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed

Fakhruddin Ali was the 5th President of India, 2nd Muslim president, and the 2nd president to die in office after Zakir Husain. He served as the president from 1974 to 1977.

He was the one who is known to have signed the papers for the 1975 emergency at midnight after meeting Indira Gandhi same day. Ali Ahmed was the second President who on 11 February, 1977 while in the office.

B.D. Jatti (Acting President)

BD Jatti
BD Jatti

B.D. Jatti was the acting president of India from 11 Feb 1977 to 25 July 1977. He was also the fifth vice-president of India serving from 1974 to 79. He revoked the emergency on March 21, 1977.

6. Neelam Sanjiva Reddy

Neelam Sanjiva Reddy
Neelam Sanjiva Reddy

Neelam Reddy was the sixth president of India serving the country from 1977 to 1982. He became the youngest ever Indian president.

7. Giani Zail Singh

Giani Zail Singh was the first Sikh president of India.
Giani Zail Singh was the first Sikh president of India.

Giani Zail Singh was the seventh president of India holding the seat from 25 July 1982 to 25 July 1987. He was also the first Sikh to become the president.

Under his presidency, Operation Blue Star took place and the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was assassinated. He died following car accident at Kiratpur Sahib.

8. Ramaswamy Venkataraman

R Venkataraman was the 8th president of India.
R Venkataraman was the 8th president of India.

Venkataraman was an Indian lawyer, and social activist. He participated in the Quit India Movement. He served as the 8th president of India from 25 July 1987 to 25 July 1992 and also holds the seat of vice-president.

9. Shankar Dayal Sharma

Shankar Dayal Sharma during the speech.
Shankar Dayal Sharma during the speech.

Shankar Dayal served as the ninth president of India from 25 July 1992 to 25 July 1997 and also served as vice-president under R Venkataraman. He was the president of the Indian National Congress from 1972-74.

10. K.R. Narayanan

K.R. Narayanan.
K.R. Narayanan.

Kocheril Raman Narayanan was the 10th president of India and served the seat from 25 July 1997 to 25 July 2002. In the 1988 general elections, he also participated in voting when he was in office, setting a new example.

11. APJ Abdul Kalam

Abdul Kalam was known as the missile man of India.
Abdul Kalam was known as the missile man of India.

Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam was an Indian scientist who had worked in ISRO and DRDO and also served as the 11th president of India from 25 July 2002 to 25 July 2007.

He is known as the "Missile Man of India" due to his immense contribution to the development of ballistic missiles and launch vehicle technology.

12. Pratibha Patil

Pratibha Patil was the first lady President of India.
Pratibha Patil was the first lady President of India.

Pratibha Patil was the 12th president of India and was the only female president to serve India up to date. She served in the office from 25 July 2007 to 25 July 2012. She previously worked as the Governor of Rajasthan from 2004 to 2007.

13. Pranab Mukherjee

Pranab Mukherjee was the 13th president of India.
Pranab Mukherjee was the 13th president of India. Image Credit: ET Bureau

Pranab was an Indian politician who worked as the 13th president of India from 25 July 2012 to 25 July 2017. Before becoming the president, he served as the Union Finance Minister from 2009 to 2012. He was awarded with Bharat Ratna in 2019 by his successor Ram Nath Kovind.

14. Ram Nath Kovind

Ram Nath Kovind is the current president of India.
Ram Nath Kovind is the current president of India.

Ram Nath Kovind is the current and 14th President of Independent India will hold this post from 25 July 2017 to 25 July 2022. Now, the elections for his successor have concluded and Draupadi Murmu is all set to become the 15th president.

Kovind was the second Dalit President of India after K.R. Narayanan. Kovind’s tenure is set to conclude this Monday.

Frequently asked questions by the people

Q

Who is the No 1 President in India?

A

Dr. Rajendra Prasad was the first president of India from 1950-1962 and helped greatly the first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru. He is the longest-serving president of India.

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Who is the 15th President of India?

A

The current President and 14th President of independent India will hold this post from 25 July 2017 to 25 July 2022. Now, the elections for his successor have concluded and Draupadi Murmu is all set to become the 15th president.

Q

Who was the first woman president?

A

Pratibha Patil was the 12th president of India and was the only female president to serve India up to date. She served in the office from 25 July 2007 to 25 July 2012.

Q

Who is the second President of India?

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Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was the second president of India from 1962 to 1967. He also served as the vice president of India from 1952-62.

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