List of Presidents of India Since 26 January 1950

India gained its independence from Britain on 15th August, 1947. The Constitution of India was adopted by the Constituent Assembly on 26th November, 1949 and came into force on 26th January, 1950. The same year the first president of India–Rajendra Prasad–was elected by the Constituent Assembly. Below is a list of Presidents of India since 1950.

List of Presidents of India

PresidentIn officeBornDiedSpousePhoto
Rajendra Prasad

(1st President of India)
26 January 1950 – 14 May 19623 December 188428 February 1963 (aged 78)Rajvanshi Devi

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Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

(2nd President of India)
14 May 1962 – 13 May 19675 September 188817 April 1975 (aged 86)Sivakamu

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Zakir Husain

(3rd President of India)
13 May 1967 – 3 May 19698 February 18973 May 1969 (aged 72)
Shahjahan Begum
Varahagiri Venkata Giri

(4th President of India)
24 August 1969 – 24 August 197410 August 189424 June 1980 (aged 85)Saraswati Bai
Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed

(5th President of India)
24 August 1974 – 11 February 197713 May 1905
11 February 1977 (aged 71)Begum Abida Ahmed
Neelam Sanjiva Reddy

(6th President of India)
25 July 1977 – 25 July 198219 May 19131 June 1996 (aged 83)Neelam Nagaratnamma
Zail Singh

(7th President of India)
25 July 1982 – 25 July 19875 May 191625 December 1994 (aged 78)Pardhan Kaur
Ramaswamy Venkataraman

(8th President of India)
25 July 1987 – 25 July 19924 December 191027 January 2009 (aged 98)
Janaki Venkataraman
Shankar Dayal Sharma

(9th President of India)
25 July 1992 – 25 July 199719 August 191826 December 1999 (aged 81)
Vimala Sharma
Kocheril Raman Narayanan

(10th President of India)
25 July 1997 – 25 July 20024 February 19219 November 2005 (aged 85)
Usha Narayanan
Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam

(11th President of India)
25 July 2002 – 25 July 200715 October 1931
27 July 2015 (aged 83)Unmarried
Pratibha Patil

(12th President of India)
25 July 2007 – 25 July 201219 December 1934
Devisingh Ransingh

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Pranab Mukherjee

(13th President of India)
25 July 2012 – 25 July 201711 December 1935
Suvra Mukherjee

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Ram Nath Kovind

(14th President of India)
25 July 20171 October 1945Savita Kovind