List of President in India

The President of India is regarded as the supreme head of the state who exercises the whole executive power of the union.

 By the 42nd Amendment Act, it was made compulsory that the President should always work under the advice of the Council of Ministers headed by the Prime Minister. Again, under the 44th Amendment Act, the President was given power to ask the Cabinet to reconsider its advice. But after reconsideration of the advice he must act according to that.

The President of India is elected by an “Electoral college” consisting of the elected members of the Lok Sabha, the Rajya Sabha and the State Legislative Assemblies. He is paid a salary of rs.1.50 lakh p.m. He is provided with an official residence and he is entitled to many other perks and many more facilities.

List of Presidents in India

Sl.No.

Name

Period

1

Dr. Rajendra Prasad 1950   –  1962
2 Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan 1962   –  1967
3 Dr.Zakir Hussain 1967   –  1969
Varahagiri Venkata Giri 1969  –  1969
Md. Hidayatullah 1969  –  1969
4 Varahagiri Venkata Giri 1969  –  1974
5 Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed 1974  –  1977
Basappa Danappa Jatti 1977  –  1977
6 Neelam Sanjiva Reddy 1977 –  1982
7 Giani Zail Singh 1982  –  1987
8 Ramaswamy Venkataraman 1987  –  1992
9 Shankar Dayal Sharma 1992   –  1997
10 Kocheril Raman Narayanan 1997  –  2002
11 Dr. Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam 2002  –  2007
12 Pratibha Patil 2007 –  2012
13 Pranab Mukherjee 2012 -2017
14 Shri Ram Nath Kovind 2017  –  current

Updated Dec, 2017

 

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