No. Name Party (Alliance) Elected constituency Term of office Appointed by Lok Sabha
Constituent Assembly
1 Jawaharlal Nehru Jawaharlal Nehru
(1889–1964)
Indian National Congress Phulpur, Uttar Pradesh 15 August 1947
15 April 1952
17 April 1957
2 April 1962
15 April 1952
17 April 1957
2 April 1962
27 May 1964
16 years, 286 days Lord Mountbatten

Rajendra prasad
1st, 2nd
- Gulzarilal-Nanda Gulzarilal Nanda
(acting)
(1898–1998)
Indian National Congress Sabarkantha, Gujarat 27 May 1964 9 June 13 days    
2 lal bahadur shastri Lal Bahadur Shastri
(1904–1966)
Indian National Congress Allahabad, Uttarpradesh 9 June 1964 11 January 1966 1 years,
216 days
Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan 3rd
- Gulzarilal-Nanda Gulzarilal Nanda
(acting)
(1898–1998)
Indian National Congress Sabarkantha, Gujarat 11 Jaunuary 1966   13 days    
3 Indira-Gandhi Indira Gandhi
(acting)
(1917-1984)
Indian National Congress Rajaya Sabha
MP for Uttar Pradesh
4 March 1967
15 March 1971
15 March 1971
15 April 1952
24 March 1977
11 years,
59 days
V. V. Giri 4th, 5th
4 Morarji-Desai
Morarji Desai
(1896–1995)
Janta Party Surat, Gujarat 24 March 1977 28 July 1979 2 years,
126 days
B. D. Jatti
(acting President)
6th
5 Charan Singh
Charan Singh
(1902–1987)
Janta Party
(Secular)withINC
Baghpat Uttar Pradesh 28 July 1979 14 January 1980 170 days Neelam Sanjiva Reddy  
(3) Indira-Gandhi Indira Gandhi
(1917-1984)
Indian National Congress Medak
Andhra Pradesh
14 january 1980 31 october 1984
24 March 1977
4 years,
291 days
  7th
6 Rajiv-Gandhi Rajiv Gandhi
(1944-1991)
Indian National Congress Amethi
Uttar Pradesh
31 october 1984
31 December 1984
31 December 1984
2 December 1989
5 years,
32 days
Zail Singh 8th
7 Vishwanath-Pratap-singh Vishwanath Pratap Singh
(1931–2008)
Janata Dal(National Front) Fatehpur
Uttar Pradesh
2 December 1989 10 november 1990 343 days   9th
8 chandra-shekhar Chandra Shekhar
(1927–2007)
Samajwadi Janata Partywith INC Ballia,
Uttar Pradesh
10 November 1990 21 June 1991 223 days R. Venkataraman  
9 Pamulaparti-Venkata-Narasimha-Rao Pamulaparti Venkata Narasimha Rao
(1921–2004)
Indian National Congress Nandyal,
Andhra Pradesh
21 June 1991 16 May 1996 4 years 330 days   10th
10 Atal Bihari Vajpayee Atal Bihari Vajpayee
(1924–2018)
Bharatiya Janata Party Lucknow,
Uttar Pradesh
1 June 1996 16 May 1996 16 days   10th
11 Haradanahalli-Doddegowda-Deve-Gowda Haradanahalli Doddegowda Deve Gowda
(born 1933)
Janata Dal(United Front) Rajya Sabha
MP for Karnataka
1 June 1996 21 April 1997 324 days Shankar Dayal Sharma 11th
12 Inder-Kumar-Gujral Inder Kumar
Gujral(1919–2012)
Janata Dal(United Front) Rajya Sabha
MP for Bihar
21 April 1997 19 March 1998 332 days    
(10) Atal-Bihari-Vajpayee Atal Bihari Vajpayee
(1924–2018)
Bharatiya Janata Party Lucknow,
Uttar Pradesh
19 March 1998
10 October 1999
10 October 1999
22 May 2004
6 years 64 days K. R. Narayanan 12th
13th
13 Manmohan-Singh Manmohan Singh
(born 1932
Indian National Congress Rajya Sabha
MP for Assam
22 May 2004
22 May 2009
22 May 2009
26 May 2014
10 years 4 days A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Pratibha Patil
14th
15th
14 Narendra-Modi Narendra Modi
(born 1950)
Bharatiya Janata Party(NDA) Varanasi,
Uttar Pradesh
26 May 2014 Incumbent 4 years
117 days
Pranab Mukherjee 14th
16th

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