(1884–1963)| | 26 January 1950| 13 May 1962| Dr.S Radhakrishnan| 1952 election page & 1957 election page Prasad was the first President of independent India from Bihar. He was also an independence activist of the Indian Independence Movement.Prasad was the only president to serve for two terms in office.| 2| Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
(1888–1975)| | 13 May 1962| 13 May 1967| Zakir Hussain| 1962 election page Radhakrishnan was a prominent philosopher, writer, a Knight of the Realm and also held the position of vice chancellor of the Andhra University andBanaras Hindu University. He was also made a Knight of the Golden Army of Angels by Pope Paul VI.| 3| Zakir Hussain
(1897–1969)| | 13 May 1967| 3 May 1969| Varahagiri Venkata Giri| 1967 election page Hussain was vice chancellor of theAligarh Muslim University and a recipient of Padma Vibhushan andBharat Ratna. He died before his term of office was ended.| | Varahagiri Venkata Giri *
(1894–1980)| | 3 May 1969| 20 July 1969| | Giri was appointed as acting president following the death of Hussain. He resigned in a few months to take part in the presidential elections.| | Muhammad Hidayatullah *
(1905–1992)| | 20 July 1969| 24 August 1969| | Hidayatullah served as the Chief Justice of India, and was a recipient of the Order of the British Empire. He served as acting president until the election of Giri as the President of India.| 4| Varahagiri Venkata Giri
(1894–1980)| | 24 August 1969| 24 August 1974| Gopal Swarup Pathak| 1969 election page Giri is the only person to have served as both an acting president and president of India. He was a recipient of the Bharat Ratna, and has functioned as Indian Minister of Labour and High Commissioner to Ceylon (Sri Lanka).| 5| Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed
(1905–1977)| | 24 August 1974| 11 February 1977| Basappa Danappa Jatti| 1974 election page Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed...