All the Presidents of India

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1| Dr Rajendra Prasad
(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.[7][8] He was also an independence activist of the Indian Independence Movement.[9]Prasad was the only president to serve for two terms in office.[4]| 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.[10] He was also made a Knight of the Golden Army of Angels by Pope Paul VI.[11]| 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.[12] 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.[13] He resigned in a few months to take part in the presidential elections.[5]| | 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.[14] 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).[15]| 5| Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed

(1905–1977)| | 24 August 1974| 11 February 1977| Basappa Danappa Jatti| 1974 election page Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed...
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