List of Presidents of India from 1950 to 2022: Check the list of all presidents of India here!

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The incumbent President of India is Shri Ram Nath Kovind he is the 14th President of India. The President of India is the nominal head of the Indian state and is also the first citizen of India.  Article 52 of the Indian Constitution mentions that there shall be a President of India. The President of India is an integral part of the parliament of India.All the executive powers of the Indian Union lie with the President. He has a wide range of Judicial Powers, Executive powers, and legislative powers although he acts on the advice of the Prime Minister. Article 123 of the constitution explicitly confers the powers of Ordinance Making on the President. The first president of the Union of India was Dr. Rajendra Prasad. Candidates preparing for competitive government exams must have an in-depth knowledge of the president and all the constitutional provisions related to the President. This article will discuss the List of all Presidents of India from 1947 to 2021. You may also read Most Important List of Lists for Government Exams
 
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List of all Presidents of India from 1950 to 2022

To date, we have had 14 Presidents as the De Jure Head of Indian State. The candidate must note that the Presidential post in India is not hereditary, unlike the United Kingdom. The candidate must also note that any naturalized citizen can become a President. After adopting the Constitution on 26th November 1949 Dr. Rajendra Prasad was elected as the first President of India. Ram Nath Kovind on July 25th, 2017, became the 14th Indian President and is the current President of India.
 
Name Starting date Closing date
1. Dr. Rajendra Prasad January 26th, 1950 May 13th, 1962
2. Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan May 13th, 1962 May 13th, 1967
3. Dr Zakir Hussain May 13th, 1967 May 3rd, 1969
4. Varahagiri Venkata Giri May 3rd, 1969 July 20th, 1969
5. Mohammad Hidayatullah July 20th, 1969 August 24th, 1969
6. Varahagiri Venkata Giri August 24th, 1969 August 24th, 1974
7. Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed August 24th, 1974 February 11th, 1977
8. Basappa Danappa Jatti February 11th, 1977 July 25th, 1977
9. Neelam Sanjiva Reddy July 25th, 1977 July 25th, 1982
10. Giani Zail Singh July 25th, 1982 July 25th, 1987
11. Ramaswamy Venkataraman July 25th, 1987 July 25th, 1992
12. Shankar Dayal Sharma July 25th, 1992 July 25th, 1997
13. Kocheril Raman Narayanan July 25th, 1997 July 25th, 2002
14. Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam July 25th, 2002 July 25th, 2007
15. Pratibha Patil July 25th, 2007 July 25th, 2012
16. Pranab Mukherjee July 25th, 2012 July 25th, 2017
17. Shri Ram Nath Kovind July 25th, 2017 Working
 

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Presidents of India List: Important Points

The Indian Constitution's Article 58 states a few conditions for a candidate to be eligible for the election of the president. Some of the following have been given below:
  • The President should be a citizen of India.
  • The President must be above the age of 35 years.
  • The President should be qualified for election as a member of the Lok Sabha.
  • The President of India should not contain any office of profit under the State Government, Union, and other local authorities.

President is the constitutional head of parliamentary system of the government. He is the nominal head while the real power rests with the council of ministers with the Prime Ministers at the top. 

President is elected by the electoral college of
(i) elected members of both houses of the Parliament
(ii) elected members of state legislatures
(iii) elected members of the legislative assemblies of the Delhi and Puducherry

President is elected for a five years but can serve any number of times and is eligible for re-election. 
The Vice President acts as President in the absence of the president due to death, resignation, impeachment, or other situations if the Vice President's seat is vacant then the Chief Justice of India acts as the President of India.

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Election Of President

President is elected by the electoral college of
(i) elected members of both houses of the Parliament
(ii) elected members of state legislatures
(iii) elected members of the legislative assemblies of the Delhi and Puducherry (added by 70th amendment Act, 1992).

The President can be removed from the post in case of violation of the constitution. This impeachment can be moved in either house of parliament. It needs approval or consent of 1/10 of the house and can be moved only if the speaker of the house agrees to it.

Who Can Become President Of India

The Indian Constitution's Article 58 states a few conditions for a candidate to be eligible for the election of the president. Some of the following have been given below:

  1. The President should be a citizen of India.
  2. The President must be above the age of 35 years.
  3. The President should be qualified for election as a member of the Lok Sabha.
  4. The President of India should not contain any office of profit under the State Government, Union, and other local authorities.

 

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Which article of the Constitution is related to the President?

Article 52 mentions that there shall be a President of India.

Who was the first president of India?

Dr. Rajendra Prasad was the first President of India.

Who is the current President of India?

Shri Ram Nath Kovind is the current President of India.

What is the age limit for a person to be eligible to be elected as President?

A person should be not less than 35 years of age to be elected as President.

Who was the second President of India?

Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan was the second President of India.

Who was the second President of India?

The second President of India was Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan.

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