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List of Presidents of India

The President of India is the nominal head of the executive and also the commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces. The office was first created when India became a republic on January 26 1950, the year the Constitution of India came into force. The President is elected indirectly by an electoral college comprising both Houses of Parliament and the legislative assemblies of each state. Rajendra Prasad was the first president of India. He was in office between January 26 1950 and May 13 1962. He was succeeded Sarvepalli Radhakrishna. India has had 14 Presidents till date and the only woman to hold the post was Pratibha Patil in the year 2007. Ram Nath Kovind in office currently is the 14th President of India.

Sl.No President From To
1 Rajendra Prasad 26 January 1950 13 May 1962
2 Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan 13 May 1962 13 May 1967
3 Zakir Husain 13 May 1967 3 May 1969
-- V. V. Giri 3 May 1969 20 July 1969
-- Mohammad Hidayatullah 20 July 1969 24 August 1969
4 V. V. Giri 24 August 1969 24 August 1974
5 Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed 24 August 1974 11 February 1977
-- B. D. Jatti 11 February 1977 25 July 1977
6 Neelam Sanjiva Reddy 25 July 1977 25 July 1982
7 Zail Singh 25 July 1982 25 July 1987
8 Ramaswamy Venkataraman 25 July 1987 25 July 1992
9 Shankar Dayal Sharma 25 July 1992 25 July 1997
10 K. R. Narayanan 25 July 1997 25 July 2002
11 A. P. J. Abdul Kalam 25 July 2002 25 July 2007
12 Pratibha Patil 25 July 2007 25 July 2012
13 Pranab Mukherjee 25 July 2012 25 July 2017
14 Ram Nath Kovind 25 July 2017 25 July 2022
15 Draupadi Murmu 25 July 2022 Current (Term ends on 25 July 2027)
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