A glimpse into the world of India's presidents

A visual tour of who have been India's Head of State since the dawn of independence

Pratibha Patil

Pratibha Devisingh Patil has served as the 12th President of India from 2007 to 2012. A member of the Indian National Congress. Patil is the only woman to hold the office. (Others)

A.P.J Abdul Kalam

A.P.J. Abdul Kalam was the 11th President of India from 2002 to 2007. He was also a world-renowned Space Scientist. (Others)

Dr. Rajendra Prasad

Dr. Rajendra Prasad was the first President of the Republic of India. He served as a president from 1952 to 1957. (Others)

Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was an Indian philosopher and statesman who was the first Vice President of India and the second President of India from 1962 to 1967 (Others)

Gyani Zail Singh

Gyani Zail Singh was the seventh President of India, serving from 1982 to 1987. (Others)

Neelam Sanjiva Reddy

Neelam Sanjiva Reddy was the sixth President of India, serving from 1977 to 1982. (Others)

Kocheril Raman Narayanan

Kocheril Raman Narayanan was the tenth President of India. He served as a president from 1997 to 2002. (Others)

V. V. Giri

V. V. Giri, was the fourth President of the Republic of India from 1969 to 1974. (Others)

Shankar Dayal Sharma

Shankar Dayal Sharma was the ninth President of India, serving from 1992 to 1997. (Others)

Dr. Pranab Mukherjee

Dr. Pranab Kumar Mukherjee is the 13th and current President of India, he has been in office since July 2012. (Others)