The post of president is generated thought the constitution of India. In article 52
it was mentioned that there shall be a president of India. The president is the head
of state of the Republic of India.
Residence – Rashtrapati bhavan, New Delhi.
Tenure – Five years
In this presentation the details of all the president are given.
TENURE- 26 JAN 1950 – 13 MAY 1962
VICE PRESIDENT - SARVEPALLI
Born on 3 December 1884
Died on 28 February 1963
Rajendra Prasad won the 1st Presidential Elections
held on May 2, 1952 beating his nearest rival K.T.
Rajendra Prasad was the first predient of Independent
India from Bihar.
Rajendra Prasad also won the 2nd Presidential
Elections held on May 6, 1957 beating his nearest
rivals Chowdry Hari Ram and Nagendra Narayan Das.
Dr. Rajendra Prasad has been the only person to won
and served two terms as president of India.
Dr. Rajendra Prasad was the first President of India,
who had worked as president for two terms. He was
also the President of the Constituent Assembly and the
Chief Leader of the Indian Independence
Movement. He was awarded Bharat Ratna in 1962.
TENURE- 13 MAY 1962 – 13 MAY 1967
VICE PRESIDENT- ZAKIR HUSSAIN
Born on 5 September 1888
Died on 17 April 1975
S. Radhakrishnan won the 3rd Presidential
Elections held on May 6, 1962 beating his nearest
rival Chowdry Hari Ram.
He also held the position as the Vice chancellor of
Andhra University and Banaras Hindu University.
Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was born on 5
September 1888, and this day is celebrated as
Teacher’s Day. He was awarded Bharat Ratna in
TENURE- 13 MAY 1967 - 13 MAY 1969
VICE PRESIDENT - VARAHAGIRI VENKATA
Born on 8 February 1897
Died on 3 May 1969
Zakir Hussain won the 4th presidential Elections held
on May 6, 1967 beating his nearest rival Koka
Dr. Zakir Husain became the first Muslim President of
India and died at his post. The immediate Vice
President, V.V. Giri was made the acting President.
After that, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court
Mohammad Hidayatullah became acting President
from 20 July 1969 to 24 August 1969. He was the
most famous tabla player in India.
TENURE- 3 MAY 1969 – 20 JULY 1969
Born on 10 August 1894
Died on 24 June 1980
Giri was appointed as the Acting president of
India following the death of Zakir Hussain.
He resigned in a few months to take part in the
TENURE- 20 JULY 1969 – 24 AUGUST 1969
Born - 17 December 1905
Died - 18 September 1992
Education - Trinity College (1930), Trinity
College, Lincoln's Inn
Hidayatullah served as the Chief Justice of India
and was the Recipient of the Order of the British
He served as the Acting President of India until
GIRI was elected as the President of India.
Mohammad Hidayatullah was awarded the
Padma Bhushan in the field of art by the
Government of India in 2002. He also brought a
revolution of education in India. Under his
leadership, National Muslim University Jamia
Millia Islamia was established.
TENURE- 24 AUGUST 1969 – 24 AUGUST
VICE PRESIDENT- GOPAL SWARUP PATHAK
GIRI won the 5th presidential Elections of India
beating his nearest rival Neelam Sanjeeva Reddy.
He was the Recipient of Bharat Ratna and has
functioned as Minister of Labour and High
Commissioner to Ceylon (Sri Lanka)
V.V Giri was the fourth President of India. His full
name was Varahagiri Venkata Giri. He became the
only person to be elected President as an
TENURE- 24 AUGUST 1974 – 11
VICE PRESIDENT- BASAPPA DANAPPA
Born on 13 May 1905,
Died on 11 February 1977
Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed won the 6th
Presidential Elections beating his nearest rival
Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed was the fifth President
of India. He was the second President who
died in the post of the President. BD Jattha
was made Acting President.
TENURE- 11 FEBRUARY 1977 – 25 JULY 1977
Born 10 September 1912
Died 7 June 2002
Jatti was the vice president of India during Ahmed’s
term and sworn in as the Acting President Upon
He earlier functioned as the Chief Minister for the
state of Mysore.
TENURE- 25 JULY 1977 – 25 JULY 1982
VICE PRESIDENT- MUHAMMAD
Born - 19 May 1913
Died - 1 June 1996
Neelam Sanjeeva Reddy won the 7th Presidential
Elections held on August 6,1977.
Even though, 37 Candidates filled their
Nominations, 36 of them were rejected, leading to
Neelam Sanjeeva Reddy being the only president of
India winning Unopposed.
Neelam Sanjeeva Reddy became the sixth President
of India. He was the first Chief Minister of Andhra
Pradesh. He was directly elected to the post from
Lok Sabha speaker and became the youngest
President who occupied Rashtrapati Bhavan and
contested twice for the post of president.
TENURE- 25 JULY 1982 – 25 JULY 1987
VICE PRESIDENT- RAMASWAMY
Born on 5 May 1916
Died on 25 December 1994
Education- Shaheed Sikh Missionary College
Zail Singh won 8th presidential elections of India
on July 1982 over his nearest rival HR Khanna.
In March 1972, Singh assumed the position of chief
Minister of Punjab, and in 1980, he became Union
ZAIL singh was the first sikh to be the president of
Prior to becoming the President, he was also the
Chief Minister of Punjab and the Minister at the
Centre. He also used Pocket Veto on the Indian Post
Office Bill. During his presidency, many incidents
took place, such as the Operation Blue Star, the
assassination of Indira Gandhi and the 1984 anti-
TENURE- 25 JULY 1987 – 25 JULY 1992
VICE PRESIDENT- SHANKAR DAYAL SHARMA
Born - 4 December 1910
Died - 27 January 2009
Education - Dr. Ambedkar Government Law College,
Chennai, National College, University of
Madras, Loyola College, Chennai
He won 9th presidential elections of Indiaon July
1987 over his nearest rival V.R. Krishna Iyer.
He was elected to independent India’s Provisional
Parliament as a member of the Congress Party in
1950 and eventually joined the central government,
where he first served as Minister of Finance and
Industry and later as Minister of Defence.
R. Venkataraman was elected as the President of India
from 25 July 1987 to 25 July 1992. Earlier he was
Vice-President of India from 1984 to 1987. He has
received many honours from different parts of the
world. He is a receiver of "Tamra Patra" for his
contributions to India’s freedom struggle. Besides
this, the Russian government had conferred the Soviet
Land Prize for writing the travelogue on former Tamil
Nadu Prime Minister, Kumaraswami Kamaraj's.
TENURE- 25 JULY 1992 – 25 JULY 1997
VICE PRESIDENT- KOCHERIL RAMAN
Born - 4 December 1910, Died- 27 January 2009
Education- Dr. Ambedkar Government Law College,
Chennai, National College, University of
Madras, Loyola College, Chennai
He won 10th presidential elections of Indiaon 24
July 1992 over his nearest rival G.G. Swell.
Sharma was Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, and
the Indian Minister for Communications. He has also
served as the governor of Andhra Pradesh, Punjab
He was the eighth Vice President of India before
becoming president. From 1952 to 1956 he was the
Chief Minister of Bhopal and Cabinet Minister from
1956 to 1967. The International Bar Association gave
them the 'Living Legend of Law Award of
Recognition' due to multi-achievements in the legal
TENURE- 25 JULY 1997 – 25 JULY 2002
VICE PRESIDENT- KRISHAN KANT
Born -19 August 1918,
Died -26 December 1999,
Education - University of Allahabad, Harvard Law
He won the 11th Presidential Elections 17 July 1997
over his nearest rival T.N. Sheshan.
Narayanan served as India's ambassador to
Thailand, Turkey, China and United States of
America. He received doctorates in Science and
Law and was also a chancellor in several
universities. He was also the vicechancellor of
Jawaharlal Nehru University
K. R. Narayanan was the first Dalit President of
India and the first Malayali person to receive the
highest office of the country. He was the first
President to vote in the Lok Sabha elections and
addressed the state assembly.
TENURE- 25 JULY 2002 – 25 JULY 2007
VICE PRESIDENT- BHAIRON SINGH
Born - 15 October 1931,
Died - 27 July 2015,
Education - Madras Institute Of Technology, Anna
University (1955–1960), Bizmen forum(1954)
He won the 12th Presidential Elections on 15 July
2002 over his Nearest rival Lakshmi Sehgal.
Kalam, is a scientist who played a leading role in
the development of India's ballistic missile and
nuclear weapons programs. He also received the
Bharat Ratna. Kalam was affectionately known as
the People's President.
He came to be known as ‘Missile Man of India’. He
was the first scientist who took over the post of
President and the first President of India who won
the most votes. In his directorial, Rohini-1 satellites,
Agni and Prithvi missiles were successfully
launched. The Pokhran-II nuclear tests conducted in
India in 1998 after the original nuclear test of 1974
saw him in a pivotal political, organisational and
TENURE- 25 JULY 2007 – 25 JULY 2012
Born: 19 December 1934 (age 85 years),
Education: Mooljee Jetha College, Jalgaon,
She won the 13th Presidential Elections of
India on 19 July 2007 over his nearest rival
Bhairon singh shekhawat.
Patil is the first woman to become the
President of India.
She was also the first female Governor of
She was the Governor of Rajasthan before
becoming the President. From 1962 to 1985
she was a member of the Maharashtra
Legislative Assembly five times and was
elected from Amravati to the Lok Sabha in
1991. Not only this, she is also the first
woman president to fly Sukhoi.
TENURE - 25 JULY 2012 – 25 JULY 2017
VICE PRESIDENT- MOHAMMAD HAMID
Born - 11 December 1935 (age 84 years)
Education - University of Calcutta, Suri
Vidyasagar College, Dhaka Collegiate School
He won the 14th Presidential elections of India
on 19 July 2012 defeating his nearest rival ,
former Speaker of the Lok Sabha,P. A. Sangma
Pranab Mukherjee was the finance minister in
the central government before contesting the
presidential election. He was awarded the best
Parliamentary Award in 1997 and Padma
Vibhushan, India's second-highest civilian
honour in 2008.
TENURE- 25 JULY 2017- PRESENT DATE
VICE PRESIDENT – VENKAIAH NAIDU
Born - 1 October 1945 (age 74 years),
Education - Dayanand Anglo-Vedic College, D.A-
V. College, Kanpur
He was born on 1 October 1945 in Uttar Pradesh,
India. He is an Indian lawyer and politician.
He is the current President of India. He became the
President on 25 July 2017 and is a member of
Bhartiya Janata Party.
He is the former Governor of Bihar. His approach
towards political problems earned him praise
across the political spectrum. As a Governor his
achievements were the creation of a judicial
commission to investigate corruption in