LIST OF PRESIDENTS,PRIME MINISTER & CHIEF JUSTICES

List of Presidents of India (1947-Till Date)

1.Rajendra Prasad
26-Jan-1950  -13-May-1962  
Political party : Indian National Congress
Prasad was the first President of independent India. He was also an independence activist of the Indian Independence Movement. Prasad was the only president to serve for two terms in office.

2.Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

13-May-1962   - 13-May-1967   
Political party : Independent  
Radhakrishnan was a prominent philosopher, writer, a Knight of the Realm and also held the position of vice chancellor of the Andhra University and Banaras Hindu University.
He was also made a Knight of the Golden Army of Angels by Pope Paul VI.

3.Zakir Hussain

13-May-1967 - 3-May-1969   
Political party : Independent  
Hussain was vice chancellor of the Aligarh Muslim University and a recipient of Padma Vibhushan and Bharat Ratna. He died before his term of office was ended.
 
Varahagiri Venkata Giri
3-May-1969  - 20-Jul-1969   
Political party : Independent  
Giri was appointed as acting president following the death of Hussain. He resigned in a few months to take part in the presidential elections.

Muhammad Hidayatullah
20-Jul-1969  - 24-Aug-1969   
Political party : Independent  
Hidayatullah served as the Chief Justice of India, and was a recipient of the Order of the British Empire. He served as acting president until the election of Giri as the President of India.

4.Varahagiri Venkata Giri
24-Aug-1969   - 24-Aug-1974  
Political party : Independent   
Giri is the only person to have served as both an acting president and president of India. He was a recipient ofthe Bharat Ratna, and has functioned as
Indian Minister of Labour and High Commissioner to Ceylon (Sri Lanka).

5.Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed

24-Aug-1974 - 11-Feb-1977   
Political party : Indian National Congress  
Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed served as a Minister before being elected as president. He died in 1977 before his term of office ended, and was the second Indian president to have diedduring a term of office.

Basappa Danappa Jatti

11-Feb-1977   - 25-Jul-1977   
Political party : Independent  
Jatti was the vice president of India during Ahmed's term of office, and was sworn in as acting president upon Ahmed's death. He earlier functioned as the Chief Minister for the State of Mysore.

6.Neelam Sanjiva Reddy

25-Jul-1977 - 25-Jul-1982   
Political party : Janata Party  
Reddy was the only Member ofParliament from the Janata Party to get elected from Andhra Pradesh. He was unanimously elected Speaker of the Lok Sabha on
26 March 1977 and relinquished this office on 13 July 1977 to become the 6th President ofIndia.

7.Giani Zail Singh

25-Jul-1982    - 25-Jul-1987   
Political party : Indian National Congress  
In March 1972, Singh assumed the position of chief Minister of Punjab, and in 1980, he became Union Home Minister.

8.Ramaswamy Venkataraman

25-Jul-1987  - 25-Jul-1992  
Political party : Indian National Congress  
In 1942, Venkataraman was jailed by the British for his involvement in the India's independence movement.After his release, he was elected to independent India’s Provisional Parliament
as a member of the Congress Party in 1950 and eventually joinedthe central government, where he first served as Minister of Finance and Industry and later as Minister of Defence.

9.Shankar Dayal Sharma

25-Jul-1992 - 25-Jul-1997   
Political party : Indian National Congress  
Sharma was Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, and the Indian Minister for Communications. He has also served as the governor of Andhra Pradesh, Punjab and Maharashtra.

10.Kocheril Raman Narayanan

25-Jul-1997- 25-Jul-2002   
Political party : Independent  
Narayanan served as India's ambassador to Thailand, Turkey, China and United States of America. He received doctorates in Science and Law and was also a chancellor in
several universities. He was also the vice-chancellor of Jawaharlal Nehru University.

11.A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

25-Jul-2002 -25-Jul-2007   
Political party : Independent  
Kalam was a scientist who played a leading role in the development of India's ballistic missile and nuclear weapons programs. Kalam also received the Bharat Ratna.

12.Pratibha Patil

25-Jul-2007
Political party : Indian National Congress  
Patil was the first woman to become President of India. She was also the first female Governor
 
13.Pranab Mukherjee
25th-July 2012
Political party : Indian National Congress 
Mukherjee was a senior leader of the Indian National Congress until he resigned from political office preceding his election as President on 22 July 2012. He took office as the
13th President of India on 25 July 2012.Mukherjee has received several accolades and honors. In 1984, he was rated as the best Finance Minister in the World according to a
survey of Euromoney magazine.


VICE PRESIDENTS OF INDIA


Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan          13.5.1952 to 12.5.1957

Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan          13.5.1957 to 12.5.1962

Dr. Zakhir Hussain                            13.5.1962 to 12.5.1967

V. V. Giri                                              13.5.1967 to 3.5.1969

Bal Swarup Pathak                             31.8.1969 to 30.8.1974

Shri Basappa Danappa Jatti             31.8.1974 to 30.8.1979

Justice Mohd. Hidayatullah              31.8.1979 to 30.8.1984

Shri R Venkataraman                         31.8.1984 to 24.7.1987

Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma               3.9.1987 to 24.7.1992

K.R.Narayanan                                  21.8.1992 to 24.7.1997

Shri Krishan Kant                             21.8.1997 to 27.7.2002

Bhairon Singh Shekhawat               19.8.2002 to 21.7.2007

Hamid Ansari                                      21.7.2007 till date

LIST OF PRIME MINISTER

NameTenureParty
Dr. Manmohan SinghMay 22, 2004 - till dateINC
Shri Atal Bihari VajpayeeMarch 19, 1998 - May 22, 2004Bharatiya Janata Party
Shri Inder Kumar GujralApril 21, 1997 - March 19, 1998Janata Dal
Shri H. D. Deve GowdaJune 1, 1996 - April 21, 1997Janata Dal
Shri Atal Bihari VajpayeeMay 16, 1996 - June 1, 1996Bharatiya Janata Party
Shri P. V. Narasimha RaoJune 21, 1991- May 16, 1996Congress (I)
Shri Chandra ShekharNovember 10, 1990 - June 21, 1991Janata Dal (S)
Shri Vishwanath Pratap SinghDecember 2, 1989 - November 10, 1990Janata Dal
Shri Rajiv GandhiOctober 31, 1984 - December 2, 1989Congress (I)
Mrs. Indira GandhiJanuary 14, 1980 - October 31, 1984Congress (I)
Shri Charan SinghJuly 28, 1979 - January 14, 1980Janata Party
Shri Morarji DesaiMarch 24, 1977 - July 28, 1979Janata Party
Mrs. Indira GandhiJanuary 24, 1966 - March 24, 1977Congress
Shri Gulzari Lal NandaJanuary 11, 1966 - January 24, 1966Congress
Shri Lal Bahadur ShastriJune 9, 1964 - January 11, 1966Congress
Shri Gulzari Lal NandaMay 27, 1964 - June 9, 1964Congress
Shri Jawaharlal NehruAugust 15, 1947 - May 27, 1964Congress




RETIRED HONBLE CHIEF JUSTICES (ARRANGED ACCORDING TO SENIORITY)

                              NAME

DATE OF APPOINTMENT

DATE OF APPOINTMENT AS C.J.I.

HELD OFFICE TILL

1.   Hon’ble Mr. Justice Harilal Jekisundas Kania

26/01/1950

26/01/1950

06/11/1951*

2.   Hon’ble Mr. Justice M. Patanjali Sastri

26/01/1950

07/11/1951

03/01/1954

3.   Hon’ble Mr. Justice Mehr Chand Mahajan

26/01/1950

04/01/1954

22/12/1954

4.   Hon’ble Mr. Justice Bijan Kumar Mukherjea

26/01/1950

23/12/1954

31/01/1956**

5.   Hon’ble Mr. Justice Sudhi Ranjan Das

26/01/1950

01/02/1956

30/09/1959

6.   Hon’ble Mr. Justice Bhuvneshwar Prasad Sinha

03/12/1954

01/10/1959

31/01/1964

7.   Hon’ble Mr. Justice P.B. Gajendragadkar

17/01/1957

01/02/1964

15/03/1966

8.   Hon’ble Mr. Justice A.K. Sarkar

04/03/1957

16/03/1966

29/06/1966

9.   Hon’ble Mr. Justice K. Subba Rao

31/01/1958

30/06/1966

11/04/1967**

10.  Hon’ble Mr. Justice K.N. Wanchoo

11/08/1958

12/04/1967

24/02/1968

11.  Hon’ble Mr. Justice M. Hidayatullah

01/12/1958

25/02/1968

16/12/1970

12.  Hon’ble Mr. Justice J.C. Shah

12/10/1959

17/12/1970

21/01/1971

13.  Hon’ble Mr. Justice S.M. Sikri

03/02/1964

22/01/1971

25/04/1973

14.  Hon’ble Mr. Justice A.N. Ray

01/08/1969

26/04/1973

28/01/1977

15.  Hon’ble Mr. Justice M. Hameedullah Beg

10/12/1971

29/01/1977

21/02/1978

16.  Hon’ble Mr. Justice Y.V. Chandrachud

28/08/1972

22/02/1978

11/07/1985

17.  Hon’ble Mr. Justice P.N. Bhagwati

17/07/1973

12/07/1985

20/12/1986

18.  Hon’ble Mr. Justice R.S. Pathak

20/02/1978

21/12/1986

18/06/1989**

19.  Hon’ble Mr. Justice E.S. Venkataramiah

08/03/1979

19/06/1989

17/12/1989

20.  Hon’ble Mr. Justice Sabyasachi Mukherjee

15/03/1983

18/12/1989

25/09/1990*

21.  Hon’ble Mr. Justice Ranganath Misra

15/03/1983

25/09/1990

24/11/1991

22.  Hon’ble Mr. Justice K.N. Singh

10/03/1986

25/11/1991

12/12/1991

23.  Hon’ble Mr. Justice M.H. Kania

01/05/1987

13/12/1991

17/11/1992

24.  Hon’ble Mr. Justice L.M. Sharma

05/10/1987

18/11/1992

11/02/1993

25.  Hon’ble Mr. Justice M.N. Venkatachaliah

05/10/1987

12/02/1993

24/10/1994

26.  Hon’ble Mr. Justice A.M. Ahmadi

14/12/1988

25/10/1994

24/03/1997

27.  Hon’ble Mr. Justice J.S. Verma

03/06/1989

25/03/1997

17/01/1998

28.  Hon’ble Mr. Justice M.M. Punchhi

06/10/1989

18/01/1998

09/10/1998

29.  Hon’ble Dr. Justice A.S. Anand

18/11/1991

10/10/1998

31/10/2001

30.  Hon’ble Mr. Justice S.P. Bharucha

01/07/1992

01/11/2001

05/05/2002

31.  Hon’ble Mr. Justice B.N. Kirpal

11/09/1995

06/05/2002

07/11/2002

32.  Hon’ble Mr. Justice G.B. Pattanaik

11/09/1995

08/11/2002

18/12/2002

33.  Hon’ble Mr. Justice V.N. Khare

21/03/1997

19/12/2002

01/05/2004

34.  Hon’ble Mr. Justice S. Rajendra Babu

25/09/1997

02/05/2004

31/05/2004

35.  Hon’ble Mr. Justice R.C. Lahoti

09/12/1998

01/06/2004

31/10/2005

36.  Hon’ble Mr. Justice Y.K. Sabharwal

28/01/2000

01/11/2005

13/01/2007

37. Hon'ble Mr. Justice K.G. Balakrishnan08/06/200014/01/200711/05/2010
38. Hon'ble Mr. Justice S.H. Kapadia 18/12/200312/05/201028/09/2012
39. Hon'ble Mr. Justice Altamas Kabir 09/09/200529/09/201218/07/2013

* Date of Death

** Date of Resignation