List of all Prime Ministers of India

1st April, 2021 Published by: Saloni Bhatia Updated Thu, 01 Apr 2021 02:02 AM IST
Source: Amar ujala
The Prime Minister of India's role is defined in Article 78 of the Indian Constitution. When performing his duties, he serves as a liaison between the President and the cabinet.

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 According to Article 75 of the Indian Constitution, The President of India may name a Prime Minister. The Prime Minister is the Minister-in-Chief of the Cabinet. The Prime Minister is in charge of the government's main executive activities, while the President is the formal head of state.
The Prime Minister of India sets the dates for the Parliament session's meetings and programs. He also defines whether or not the house should be prorogued or dissolved. He announces major government policies and responds to questions as the chief spokesman.
The Prime Minister (PM) makes recommendations to the President on a number of matters, including the appointment of several officers, the distribution and reshuffle of various portfolios among ministers, and the presiding over and controlling the decisions of the Council of Ministers. The Prime Minister has the authority to order any member to resign or to request that any minister be removed from office to the President.

The following is a list of all Prime Ministers:

S.N. Name Born-Dead Term of office Remark
1. Jawahar Lal Nehru (1889–1964) 15 August 1947-27 May 1964
16 years, 286 days
The first and longest-serving Prime Minister of India, as well as the first to die in office.
2. Gulzarilal Nanda (Acting) (1898-1998) 27 May 1964 to 9 June 1964,
13 days
India's first acting Prime Minister
3. Lal Bahadur Shastri (1904–1966) 9 June, 1964 to 11 January 1966
1 year, 216 days
During the 1965 Indo-Pak war, he coined the phrase "Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan."
4. Gulzari Lal Nanda (Acting) (1898-1998) January 11, 1966 - January 24, 1966
13 days
5. Indira Gandhi (1917–1984) 24 January 1966 to 24 March 1977
11 years, 59 days
India's first lady Prime Minister
6. Morarji Desai (1896–1995) 24 March 1977 – 28 July 1979
2 year, 126 days
At the age of 81, he was the oldest person to become Prime Minister and the first to resign.
7. Charan Singh (1902–1987) 28 July 1979 to 14 January 1980
170 days
The only Prime Minister who did not address the Parliament
8. Indira Gandhi (1917–1984) 14 Jan.1980 to 31 October 1984
4 years, 291 days
The first lady to serve as Prime Minister for a second term
9. Rajiv Gandhi (1944–1991) 31 October 1984 to 2 December 1989
5 years, 32 days
At 40 years old, he is the youngest person to become Prime Minister.
10. V. P. Singh (1931–2008) 2 December 1989 to 10 November 1990
343 days
The first prime minister to resign following a no-confidence vote
11. Chandra Shekhar (1927–2007) 10 November 1990 to 21 June 1991
223 days
He is a member of the Samajwadi Janata Party.
12. P. V. Narasimha Rao (1921–2004) 21 June 1991 to 16 May 1996
4 years, 330 days
South India's first Prime Minister
13. Atal Bihari Vajpayee (1924- 2018) 16 May 1996 to 1 June 1996
16 days
PM with the shortest term
14. H. D. Deve Gowda (born 1933) 1 June 1996 to 21 April 1997
324 days
He was a Janata Dal member.
15. Inder Kumar Gujral (1919–2012) 21 April 1997 to 19 March 1998 332 days ------
16. Atal Bihari Vajpayee (1924-2018) 19 March 1998 to 22 May 2004
6 years, 64 days
The first non-congressman to serve as Prime Minister for a full term.
17. Manmohan Singh (born 1932) 22 May 2004 to 26 May 2014
10 years, 4 days
First Sikh PM
18. Narendra Modi (born 1950) 26 May 2014, Incumbent India's fourth Prime Minister, who served two terms in a row.


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