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Presidents of India – List of Indian Presidents 1950 To 2023

The first citizen of India is the president of India. The President of India is elected by an electoral committee composed of elected members of the Parliament.

The first citizen of India is the president of India. The President of India is elected by an electoral committee composed of elected members of the Parliament, Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha, and Vidhan Sabha. Till 2021, 14 Indian presidents have served the country as President since the adaptation of the Constitution of India in 1950. The first president of India was Rajendra Prasad.

The President of India should be a citizen of India and the minimum age to be a President is 35 years. He or she should qualify the conditions to be elected as a member of Lok. He or she should not hold any office of profit under the Central Government, State government, or any public authority.

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List of Indian Presidents (1950-2022)

The Constitution of India was adopted on 26th November 1949 (It came into force on 26th January 1950) and Dr Rajendra Prasad was elected as the first constitutional head of the state, the President of India. 

Ram Nath Kovind, the 14th President of India, completed his term in July 2022. Though he was eligible, he did not contest for re-election. As a result, Draupadi Murmu in July 2022, became the 15th Indian President, appointed by the electoral college.

NameTenure
             Start Date            Closing date
Dr. Rajendra Prasad26 January 1950            13 May 1962
Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan13 May 1962            13 May 1967
Dr. Zakir Hussain13 May 1967             03 May 1969
Varahagiri Venkata Giri3 May 1969             20 July 1969
Varahagiri Venkata Giri24 August 1969             24 August 1974
Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed24 August 1974             11 February 1977
Neelam Sanjiva Reddy25 July 1977              25 July 1982
Giani Zali Singh25 July 1982              25 July 1987
Ramaswamy Venkataraman25 July 1987              25 July 1992
Shankar Dayal Sharma25 July 1992              25 July 1997
Kocheril Raman Narayanan25 July 1997              25 July 2002
Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam25 July 2002              25 July 2007
Pratibha Patil25 July 2007              25 July 2012
Pranab Mukherjee25 July 2012              25 July 2017
Shri Ram Nath Kovind25 July 2017              21 July 2022
Draupadi Murmu21 July 2022              Working  

President of India 2023 Draupadi Murmu

The results of the presidential election were made public on July 21, 2022, and Draupadi Murmu was named the new president of India. The second female President of India and the first tribal woman is Draupadi Murmu. As the Bharatiya Janata Party’s candidate, Draupadi Murmu held the position of Jharkhand’s first female governor. When she was chosen to serve on the Rairangpur Nagar Panchayat Council in 1997, she first entered politics from Odisha. She assumed the position of chair of Rairangpur Nagar Panchayat in 2000, and she also held the position of national vice president of the BJP Scheduled Tribes Morcha.

Here are some important facts about the President of India

  • The President of India is the head of state of the Republic of India.
  • The President is elected by an electoral college consisting of members of both houses of Parliament and the state legislatures.
  • The President’s term of office is five years.
  • The President can be removed from office by impeachment by Parliament.
  • The President has the power to appoint the Prime Minister, the Chief Justice of India, and other judges of the Supreme Court and High Courts.
  • The President also has the power to dissolve Parliament and call for fresh elections.
  • The President is the commander-in-chief of the Indian armed forces.
  • The President is also the guardian of the Constitution.

Read also:- Droupadi Murmu: The First Tribal Woman Prez of India

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