President of India -Important Points
1- President of Indian Republic from 1950 to 1952 – Dr. Rajendra Prasad
2-The only president who occupied office of president for two times- Dr. Rajendra Prasad
3- The only two presidents who died in office were Zakir Hussain (1969) & Fakarauddin Ali Ahmed (1977)
Fakarauddin Ali Ahmed
4- Chief justice of India works as President, if the posts of President and vice-president lie vacant. In 1969 when Chief justice M Hidayutalla was appointed as president of India
5- Neelam Sanjeev Reddy was the only candidate elected unopposed.
Neelam Sanjeev Reddy
6-President submits his resignation to Vice President and vice versa.
7- President of India enjoys complete immunity from criminal proceedings during his tenure. However civil proceedings may be initiated against him by giving prior notice.
8-The first women president of India is Pratibha Devisingh Patil .
Presidents of India (1947-2015)
S.no Name Period Political party
1- Rajendra Prasad 26-Jan-1950 to 13-May-1962 Indian National Congress
2-Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan 13-May-1962 to 13-May-1967 Independent
3-Zakir Hussain 13-May-1967 to 3-May-1969 Independent
4-Varahagiri Venkata Giri 3-May-1969 to 20-Jul-1969 Independent
5-Muhammad Hidayatullah 20-Jul-1969 to 24-Aug-1969 Independent
6-Varahagiri Venkata Giri 24-Aug-1969 to 24-Aug-1974 Independent
7-Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed 24-Aug-1974 to 11-Feb-1977 Indian National Congress
8-Basappa Danappa Jatti 11-Feb-1977 to 25-Jul-1977 Independent
9-Neelam Sanjiva Reddy 25-Jul-1977 to 25-Jul-1982 Janata Party
10-Giani Zail Singh 25-Jul-1982 to 25-Jul-1987 Indian National Congress
11-Ramaswamy Venkataraman 25-Jul-1987 to 25-Jul-1992 Indian National Congress
12-Shankar Dayal Sharma 25-Jul-1992 to 25-Jul-1997 Indian National Congress
13-Kocheril Raman Narayanan 25-Jul-1997 to 25-Jul-2002 Independent
14-A. P. J. Abdul Kalam 25-Jul-2002 to 25-Jul-2007 Independent
15-Pratibha Patil 25-Jul-2007 to 25-Jul-2012 Indian National Congress
16-Pranab Mukherjee 25-Jul-2012 to Till now Indian National Congress