Mahadev Sahay. 1950 May 13. was a devout lady who would tell stories from the Ramayana to her son. After that he was sent to Chapra Zilla School for further primary studies. He was a crucial leader of the Indian Independence Movement. Rajendra Prasad Date of Birth Date of Death Place of Birth Tenure Order Took Office Left Office Successor : : : : : : : Dec 3. At the age of 5. in the Siwan district of Bihar. . Bihar 1st President Jan 26. His father. 1962 Dr. Rajendra Prasad was a great freedom-fighter. 1963 Zeradei. and the architect of the Indian Constitution.Dr. was a Persian and Sanskrit language scholar. Rajendra Prasad was the first President of India. Prasad was born in Jiradei. He had also served as a Cabinet Minister brief ly in the first Government of Independent India. the young Rajendra Prasad was sent to a Maulavi for learning Persian. 1884 Feb 28. Kamleshwari Devi. having served as President of the Constituent Assembly that drafted the Constitution of the Republic from 1948 to 1950. his mother.S Radhakrishnan Dr.

" Since then. 1975 Tiruttani. He was born at Tiruttani. King George V Chair of Mental and Moral Science in the University of Calcutta. September 5. Teacher's Day has been celebrated in India. "Instead of celebrating my birthday. some of his students and friends requested him to allow them to celebrate his birthday. His primary education was in Gowdie School. 64 km to the northeast of Madras in South India. His early years were spent in Tiruttani. Tiruvallur and Tirupati. The University of Oxford instituted the Radhakrishnan Chevening Scholarships and the Radhakrishnan Memorial Award in his memory. He replied. He graduated with a Master's Degree in Arts from Madras University. 1888 Apr 17. he was appointed to the most important philosophy chair in India.Dr. . Madras 2nd President May 13. He was awarded the Bharat Ratna in 1954.Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan Date of Birth Date of Death Place of Birth Tenure Order Took Office Left Office Successor : : : : : : : Sep 5. Tiruvallur. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan is best known as the man who introduced the thinking of western idealist philosophers into Indian thought. 1967 Dr. it would be my proud privilege if September 5 is observed as Teacher's Day. He was an Oxford don who became the first Vice President and the second President of India. 1962 May 13. His mother tongue was Telugu. He also received the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade in 1961. When he became the President of India in 1962. In 1921. Zakir Hussain Dr.

1969 V V Giri Born in 1897 at Hyderabad. 1967 May 3.Dr. 1967.A. Zakir Husain was elected President of India on May 13. India. from 1962 to 1967. He was known even in those days for his love of knowledge. 1969 Hyderabad 3rd President May 13. After serving as the Governor of Bihar from 1957 to 1962. He went for higher education to Anglo-Muhammadan Oriental College (now Aligarh Muslim University). Dr Zakir Husain was the third President of India from May 13. Zakir Husain. was among the small group of students and teachers who decided to establish a National Muslim University and named it Jamia Millia Islamia.Zakir Hussain Date of Birth Date of Death Place of Birth Tenure Order Took Office Left Office Successor : : : : : : : Feb 8. 1897 May 3. then only 23 and a student of the M. In his deeply moving inaugural speech he said that the whole of India was his home and all its people were his family. and as the Vice President of India for a term of five years. He died in office. where his father had migrated from Uttar Pradesh. 1967 until his death. Dr. . his wit and eloquence and his readiness to help his fellow students. . Hussain was born in Hyderabad.

he served as the VicePresident of India from 1979 to 1984. Later.Justice Mohd. Hidayatullah Date of Birth Date of Death Place of Birth Tenure Order Took Office Left Office Successor : : : : : : : Dec 17. 1969 Jul 20. 1969 -  M. 1969.Hidayatullah was born on 17th December. He was Acting President of India for a short term from 20th July to 21st August. 1905 Maharashtra Jul 20. He was Chief Justice of India from 1968 to 1970. 1905 in Maharashtra. . 1969 Aug 21.

1894 1980 Orissa Aug 24. He was Acting President from 3. He was awarded the 'Bharat Ratna' in 1975. Kerala and Mysore He served as Vice-President of India from May 13. A long period of his public life was devoted to building up the All India Railwaymen's Federation. .69.Zakir Hussain. 1894. V.1974. He was Labour and Industry Minister in the first popular ministry in Madras during 1937-39 and served as Union Labour Minister during 1952-54. Served as the Governor of Uttar Pradesh.V.Varahagiri Venkatagiri Date of Birth Date of Death Place of Birth Tenure Order Took Office Left Office : : : : : : Aug 10.V.8. He was responsible for the formation of the all India Trade Union Congress. Orissa on August 10.5. 1969 Aug 24. 1969 Aug 24.V.Giri passed away in 1980.Giri was elected to the Office of the President and was sworn in on 24.69 to 20. 1967 to 1969. of which he was President twice.Giri was born at Berhampore.69 after the death of Dr. V. 1974 V.8.7. He held office till 24.

1905 Feb 11.Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed Date of Birth : Date of Death : Place of Birth : Tenure Order : Took Office : Left Office : Successor : May 13. 1974 Feb 11. Cambridge. He would later use his constitutional authority as head of state to allow her to rule by decree once emergency rule was proclaimed in 1975. He was educated at St. Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed was sworn in as President on August 24. . 1977 Neelam Sanjiva  Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed was President of India of 1974 to 1977. 1977. Stephen's College and St Catharine's College. 1977 Delhi 5th President Aug 24. and subsequently became an active member of the Congress Party. He was chosen for the presidency by Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in 1974. becoming the second Muslim President in Delhi. He died while in office. 1974 and held that office till his death on 11th February.

B. He was Vice-President of India from 1974 to 1979. 1912 at Savalgi.Jatti held the Office of the President of India temporarily from February 11. 1912 Karnataka Feb 11.Jatti Date of Birth Date of Death Place of Birth Tenure Order Took Office Left Office Successor : : : : : : : Sep 10.D.B. . He was Chief Minister of Mysore State during 1958-62. 1977 -  He was born on September 10. Bijapur district of Karnataka. 1977. 1977 to July 25. 1977 Feb 11.D. 1977 Jul 25.

Born in a peasant family at Illuri village in the Anantapur District (Andhra Pradesh) on May 19. 1977 Jul 25.Neelam Sanjeeva Reddy Date of Birth Date of Death Place of Birth Tenure Order Took Office Left Office Successor : : : : : : : May 19. 1913 Andhra Pradesh 6th President Jul 25. 1935 and they had one son and three daughters.Shri Sanjiva Reddy married Shrimati Nagarathnamma on June 8. The degree of Honorary Doctor of Laws was conferred on Shri Sanjiva Reddy by the Sri Venkateshwara University in 1958. 1982 -  Shri Neelam Sanjiva Reddy. 1913. was a veteran statesman and administrator. He held many eminent positions in public life both before and after independence. . Shri Sanjiva Reddy had his early education at the Theosophical High School at Adyar in Madras and later joined the Arts College at Anantapur. the sixth President of India.

His father Sardar Kishan Singh owned about fifty-six acres of land which was intershared by Giani Zail Singh and his two brothers. 1916 Dec 25. 1982 and took the oath of office on July 25. never impaired his firmness on basic principles of approach and the fundamentals of the policy and programmes. taken to agriculture. 1982 Jul 25. however. 1987 R. 1916 in village Sandhwan in Faridkot District in a family of artisans. 1994 Faridkot July 25. Giani Zail Singh believes in the efficiency of politeness in expression and penetrative understanding of human relations and problems. He comes from common stock and was born in a mud house in a remote village having no pull or patronage. was born on May 5. 1982 Jul 25. A refined sense of humour. This has.Giani Zail Singh Date of Birth Date of Death Place of Birth Tenure Order Took Office Left Office Successor : : : : : : : May 5. is his inbuilt safeguard against tensions and malice in his public conduct. Giani Zail Singh was elected to the highest office of the President of India on July 15. backed by his intense love for children and the suffering humans in all parts of the country. . 1982.Venkataraman Giani Zail Singh.

. simultaneously. Shri Venkataraman was sworn in on July 25. . He is the Eighth President of the Republic of India. 1987 Jul 25. 1984. Shri Venkataraman was enrolled in the High Court. As Vice-President of India.Venkataraman Date of Birth Date of Death Place of Birth Tenure Order Took Office Left Office Successor : : : : : : : Dec 4. Chairman of the Rajya Sabha (Council of States). Shri Venkataraman obtained his Master Degree in Economics from Madras University. Shri Venkataraman was elected Vice-President of India in August. Madras in 1935 and in the Supreme Court in 1951. Thanjavur District. 1910 in the village of Rajamadam. He later qualified in Law from the Law College.R. He was. 1992 -  Born on December 4. he was Chairman of the Jury for the Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International Understanding and of the International Jury for the Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace. the Second Chamber of the Indian Parliament. They have three daughters. Shri Venkataraman married Smt Janaki Venkataraman in the year 1938. Educated locally and in the city of Madras. 1910 Tamil Nadu 8th President Jul 25. Madras. Having been elected to the Office of the President of India. Tamil Nadu. 1987.

he suffered a massive heart attack and was admitted to a hospital in New Delhi.R. most notable for serving as President of India from 1992 until 1997. Sharma studied in Britain as a young man. Shankar Dayal Sharma was married to Vimala Sharma. He was cremated near the Vijay Ghat. He attended Cambridge University and Oxford University. During the last five years of his life. when he was elected President.Dr.Narayanan  Dr. degrees in English literature. He was a bar-at-law from Lincoln's Inn and taught law at Cambridge University in 1946-47. he received 66% of the votes in the electoral college. Shankar Dayal Sharma was an Indian scholar and politician. He took his M. 1992 Jul 25. . where he died. 1918 Dec 26. Hindi and Sanskrit. Sharma served as VicePresident until 1992. defeating George Swell. he was active in ceremonial matters and was in charge of dismissing and appointing governors. 1999 India 9th President Jul 25.A. 1997 K. After a difficult campaign.Shanker Dayal Sharma Date of Birth Date of Death Place of Birth Tenure Order Took Office Left Office Successor : : : : : : : Aug 19. During his five-year term. Sharma suffered from ill health. On October 9 1999.

2002 -  Sh. 1920 in the village of Uzhavoor in Kottayam district.1944-45). (Econ.R.A. Kerala.Sc. he obtained B.K. Shri Narayanan received his education from the University of Travancore where he obtained an M. 1997 Jul 25.) degree from the London School of Economics with First Class Honours specialising in Political Science.R. degree in English Literature standing first in the University. Madras (now Chennai) and Times of India. Shri Narayanan was born on October 27. Later. 1920 Kerala July 25. Shri Narayanan started his career as a Lecturer in the University of Travancore (1943). 1997. Later he took to journalism and worked with The Hindu. Bombay (now Mumbai .Narayan Date of Birth Date of Death Place of Birth Tenure Order Took Office Left Office Successor : : : : : : : Oct 27. .K. 1997 Jul 24.Narayanan assumed office as President of India on July 25.

Specialized in Aero Engineering from Madras Institute of Technology. is rightfully termed as the father of India's missile technology.P. at Dhanushkodi in Rameshwaram district. Adbul Kalam Date of Birth Date of Death Place of Birth Tenure Order Took Office Left Office Successor : : : : : : : Oct 15. Abdul Kalam has been awarded Padma Bhushan in 1981. He was born to parents Jainulabdeen Marakayar and Ashiamma on 15th October. 1931 Tamil Nadu July 25. the twelfth President of India.J. A.J.P. A. 2002 Jul 25.Dr. A. he initially worked in DRDO in 1958 and then joined ISRO in 1963.P. Tamil Nadu. Padma Vibhushan in 1990 and Bharat Ratna in 1997.J. 1931. Adbul Kalam. . 2002 - Dr. Dr.

Jalgaon and obtained a law degree from the Government Law College. 1934 Nadgaon. notably. Maharashtra Jul 25. She studied at R. School at Jalgaon. 2007 and also she is the first maharashtrian to hold this post. 2007  Pratibha Patil was born to Narayan Paglu Rao on 19th December 1934 at Nadgaon. was also the first female governor of this state. she has become the first female President of India on July 25. She is the proud mother of a son and daughter. She later became the 24th Governor of Rajasthan and. Coming from a humble family.R. from Mooljee Jaitha (M. she joined the cogress and was elected to the Maharashtra Assembly in 1962 for the first time. she married Devisingh Ransingh Shekhawat. And now. She received her M. From social work. Three years later. a maratha of Rajasthani origin.) College. Maharashtra. From 1972 to 1978. .Pratibha Patil Date of Birth : Place of : Birth Took Office : Dec 19. Patil was a cabinet minister in Maharashtra.J. her father was a public prosecutor. Mumbai and practised as an advocate in Jalgaon.A.

13th President of India Incumbent Assumed office 25 July 2012 Prime Minister Vice President Preceded by Manmohan Singh Mohammad Hamid Ansari Pratibha Patil .