India attained independence in the year 1947 and since then it has had only 13 presidents. Here’s a list of all the 13 presidents of India since its Independence year:
Dr. Rajendra Prasad was the first ever president of independent India. He took office on 26 January 1950 and left office on 13th May 1962. The next person who became the president of India was Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan.
He was in office as the president of India for 5 years from the year 1962 to the year 1967. The third president of India was Dr. Zakir Hussain who was in office from 13th May 1967 to 3rd May 1969.
The next president of India and also the fourth was Varahagiri Venkata Giri. He served India as the president for a very short period of time which began on 3rd May 1969 and ended on 20th July 1969. The fifth president, Muhammad Hidayatullah too was in office as the president of India for a really short duration of time.
He was in office from 20th July 1969 to 24th August 1969. Varahagiri Venkata Giri was appointed again as the president of India from 24th August 1969 to 24th August 1974.
The fifth president of India was Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed, followed by Neelam Sanjiva Reddy, Giana Zail Singh, Ramaswamy Venkataraman, Shankar Dayal Sharma and Kocheril Raman Narayanan. The 11th president of India was A.P.J. Abdul Kalam while the 12th president of India was Pratibha Patil. The current and the 13th president of India is Pranab mukherjee.