List of Presidents of India with full tenure details
New Delhi : The Election Commission of India announced on Thursday the polling schedule to elect the new President of India. The voting has been scheduled for July 18 and if required, the counting of votes will be done on July 21, 2022. Before we find the new President of India, let's get to know the Presidents India has seen so far since its Independence in 1947.
|Name of the President||Starting Date of tenure||Last Date of Tenure||Important details|
|1: Dr Rajendra Prasad||January 26th, 1950||May 13th, 1962||He was the first elected President of India|
|2: Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan||May 13th, 1962 ||May 13th, 1967||He was appointed as the second President of India|
|3: Dr Zakir Hussain||May 13th, 1967||May 3rd, 1969 ||The third President of India|
|4: Varahagiri Venkata Giri||May 3rd, 1969||July 20th, 1969||He was the acting President due to the sudden demise of Mr Hussain.|
|5: Mohammad Hidayatullah||July 20th, 1969||August 24th, 1969||He was acting President till Giri’s presidency.|
|6: Varahagiri Venkata Giri||August 24th, 1969||August 24th, 1974||Formally appointed as the fourth President of India|
|7: Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed||August 24th, 1974||February 11th, 1977||Fifth President of India|
|8: Basappa Danappa Jatti||February 11th, 1977||July 25th, 1977||He was a chief minister of the Mysore but got elected as President, After the death of Ahmed.|
|9: Neelam Sanjiva Reddy||July 25th, 1977||July 25th, 1982||Sixth President of India|
|10: Giani Zail Singh||July 25th, 1982 ||July 25th, 1987 ||He was the 7th President of India|
|11: Ramaswamy Venkataraman||July 25th, 1987 ||July 25th, 1992 ||Eighth President of India|
|12: Shankar Dayal Sharma||July 25th, 1992 ||July 25th, 1997||He was the ninth President of India|
|13: Kocheril Raman Narayanan||July 25th, 1997||July 25th, 2002||He was the 10th President of India|
|14: Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam||July 25th, 2002||July 25th, 2007||He was the 11th President of India, and he was a great scientist. He worked in ISRO and DRDO organizations.|
|15: Pratibha Patil||July 25th, 2007||July 25th, 2012 ||12th President of India and first woman to acquire the position.|
|16: Pranab Mukherjee||July 25th, 2012 ||July 25th, 2017 ||He was the 13th President of India|
|17: Shri Ram Nath Kovind||July 25th, 2017||NA||He is the current President of|
Key things you must know about the Presidential Polls:
# He is the constitutional head of the parliamentary system of the government. He is also the Supreme Commander of the Indian Armed Forces. He represents the nation but does not rule it. The real power vests with the council of ministers.
# President is elected by the electoral college of
(i) elected members of both houses of the Parliament
(ii) elected members of state legislatures
(iii) elected members of the legislative assemblies of the Delhi and Puducherry (added by 70th amendment Act, 1992).
# Elected for five years but eligible for immediate re-election and can serve any number of terms.
# The President can be removed from the post in case it is found that there is any violation of the constitution by the president. This impeachment can be moved in either house of parliament.
# The Vice President acts as President in the absence of the president due to death, resignation, impeachment, or other situations if the Vice President's seat is vacant then the Chief Justice of India acts as the President of India.