Top 10 Best President of India Till Date

The President of India by designation is the head of the state and he is the first citizen of India. In Indian Air Force he is the Commander-in-Chief. Our constitution has given such power to the President of India. The President is also known as the ‘lord of the realm’. The President of India is elected by the members of the parliament houses and also by the members of the state legislative assemblies. Here is a list of top 10 best President of India.

10. K R Narayanan

Elected Took Office Left Office
1997 25 July 1997 25 July 2002

K R Narayanan


K R Narayanan was the former President of India, who held the office from July 1997 to July 2002. He was the tenth president of the country and was succeeded by Dr A P J Abdul Kalam. Coming from a humble background, Narayanan was the only president who hailed from the Dalit community.

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9. Pranab Mukherjee

Elected Took Office Left Office
2012 25 July 2012 Incumbent

Pranab Mukherjee

Description: He is the current President of India. He held various posts like Defense Minister Finance Minister, Foreign Minister and Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission.

8. Varahagiri Venkata Giri

Elected Took Office Left Office
1969 24 August 1969 24 August 1974

Varahagiri Venkata Giri

Description: Mr.Varahagiri Venkatagiri, popularly known as V.V.Giri was the 4th President of India. On 10th August 1894, Giri was born at Berhampore, Orissa. Mr.V.V.Giri died in the year 1980.

7. Neelam Sanjiva Reddy

Elected Took Office Left Office
1977 25 July 1977 25 July 1982

Neelam Sanjiva Reddy

Description: Mr. Neelam Sanjeeva Reddy was the 6th President of independent India. On 19th May 1913 Reddy was born in Anantpur District, Andhraprashesh. From the Janata Party Reddy was the only Member of Parliament who got elected from Andhra Pradesh. On 26 March 1977, he was also an elected Speaker of the Lok Sabha.

6. Ramaswamy Venkataraman

Elected Took Office Left Office
1987 25 July 1987 25 July 1992

Ramaswamy Venkataraman

Description: The 8th President of India Mr.R.Venkataraman was born in Thanjavur District, Tamilnadu, 4th December 1910. In 1942, he was jailed by the British government for his involvement in India’s independence movement. He was also Finance Minister and Defense Minister.

5. Shankar Dayal Sharma

Elected Took Office Left Office
1992 25 July 1992 25 July 1997

Shankar Dayal Sharma

Description: Dr. Sharma was the 9th President of independent India and was the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh. He was also the Minister for Communications. He was also the governor of Punjab, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra.

4. Zakir Hussain

Elected Took Office Left Office
1967 13 May 1967 3 May 1969

Zakir Hussain

Description: He was the 3rd President of India and was the first Muslim President of independent India. On 8th February 1897 Zakir Hussain was born at Hyderabad and died during his tenure.Hussain was the vice chancellor of Aligarh Muslim University. Hussain received Padma Vibhushan and Bharat Ratna.

3. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

Elected Took Office Left Office
1962 13 May 1962 13 May 1967

Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

Description: He was the 2nd President of India and presided over the post from 13th May 1962-13th May 1967. On 5th September 1888, Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was born at Tiruthani, Chennai and he passed away on 17th April 1975. He was an eminent philosopher and writer of that time.

2. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Elected Took Office Left Office
2002 25 July 2002 25 July 2007

APJ Abdul Kalam

Description: Dr. Kalam was the 11th President of India. He was born on 15th October 1931 in Rameswarm, Tamilnadu. Kalam is a scientist who was a pioneer for the development of 1. India’s ballistic missile and 2. Nuclear weapons programs. Kalam received the Bharat Ratna.

1. Dr. Rajendra Prasad

Elected Took Office Left Office
1952, 1957 26 January 1950 12 May 1962

Dr. Rajendra Prasad

Description: On 3rd December 1884 Dr. Rajendra Prasad was born in Jiradei, Siwan , a district of Bihar. He was the 1st President of Independent India. He was the only president who took the post for two times. He was an active member of Indian National Congress.

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