Prime Minister of India list with Photo : Hello everyone, today we will talk about Prime Ministers of India along with the term of office and their remarks.
In India, after the election; the leader of the majority party is appointed to the post of Prime Minister. The Prime Minister is appointed by the President of India, under Article 75 of the Indian Constitution.
India has a comprehensive parliamentary system, where the Prime Minister of India is the chief executive of the ruling central government. He is the leader of the cabinet ministers. Article 78 of the Indian Constitution identifies the duties of the prime minister of India.
Prime Minister of India list with Photo from 1947 to till now
According to the Constitution, All effective executive powers of the government rest with the Council of Ministers, headed by the Prime Minister. Whereas the President is the nominal head of the state, whose powers are largely nominal and ceremonial.
From the year 1947 to till now; there have been 14 Prime Ministers in India. The current Prime Minister of India is Narendra Damodardas Modi who is the 14th Prime Minister of India. He is the fourth Prime Minister of India to serve two consecutive terms as the Prime Minister of India and would be the first non-Congress party Prime Minister of India to serve two consecutive terms.
In this article, we have given a detailed list of all the Prime Ministers of India . Check out the table below for the list of Prime Ministers of India from 1947 to till now. You can also get prime minister of India list with photo in PDF format which link is available on this webpage.
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There are some of the important points asked in various examinations are given below.
- Jawaharlal Nehru was the first Prime Minister of India appointed on 15 August 1947 who served the post of Prime Minister for the longest time. He took charge of the country in this post for 6130 days, after Indira Gandhi for 5829 days and then Dr. Manmohan Singh has been in this post for 3656 days.
- Indira Gandhi took oath as the first woman Prime Minister of India.
- Rajiv Gandhi is the youngest Prime Minister of India at the age of 40.
- Manmohan Singh is the first Sikh Prime Minister of India.
- Gulzarilal Nanda served twice as the acting prime minister of India for two short terms after the death of Jawaharlal Nehru in 1964 and Lal Bahadur Shastri in 1966.
- Narendra Damodardas Modi is the current Prime Minister (14th) of India.
List of prime ministers of India in Table
|S.N.||Name||Term of office||Remark|
|1.||Jawahar Lal Nehru||15 August 1947 to 27 May 1964 (16 years, 286 days)||The first prime minister of India and the longest-serving PM of India, the first to die in office.|
|2.||Gulzarilal Nanda (Acting)||27 May 1964 to 9 June 1964, (13 days)||First acting PM of India|
|3.||Lal Bahadur Shastri||9 June 1964 to 11 January 1966 (1 year, 216 days)||He has given the slogan of ‘Jai Jawan Jai Kisan’ during the Indo-Pak war of 1965|
|4.||Gulzarilal Nanda (Acting)||11 January 1966 to 24 January 1966 (13 days)|||
|5.||Indira Gandhi||24 January 1966 to 24 March 1977 (11 years, 59 days)||First female Prime Minister of India|
|6.||Morarji Desai||24 March 1977 to 28 July 1979 (2 years, 126 days)||Oldest to become PM (81 years old) and first to resign from office|
|7.||Charna Singh||28 July 1979 to 14 January 1980 (170 days)||Only PM who did not face the Parliament|
|8.||Indira Gandhi||14 January 1980 to 31 October 1984 (4 years, 291 days)||The first lady who served as PM for the second term|
|9.||Rajiv Gandhi||31 October 1984 to 2 December 1989 (5 years, 32 days)||Youngest to become PM (40 years old)|
|10.||V.P. Singh||2 December 1989 to 10 November 1990 (343 days)||First PM to step down after a vote of no confidence|
2nd List of prime ministers of India in Table
|S.N.||Name||Term of office||Remark|
|11.||Chandra Shekhar||10 November 1990 to 21 June 1991 (223 days)||He belongs to Samajwadi Janata Party|
|12.||P.V.Narasimha Rao||21 June 1991 to 16 May 1996 (4 years, 330 days)||First PM from south India|
|13.||Atal Bihari Vajpayee||16 May 1996 to 1 June 1996 (16 days)||PM for shortest tenure|
|14.||H.D.Deve Gowda||1 June 1996 to 21 April 1997 (324 days)||He belongs to Janata Dal|
|15.||Inder Kumar Gujral||21 April 1997 to 19 March 1998 (332 days)|
|16.||Atal Bihari Vajpayee||19 March 1998 to 22 May 2004 (6 years, 64 days)||The first non-congress PM who completed a full term as PM|
|17.||Manmohan Singh||22 May 2004 to 26 May 2014 (10 years, 4 days)||First Sikh PM|
|18.||Narendar Damodaradas Modi||26 May 2014 – Present||4th Prime Minister of India who served two consecutive tenures|
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Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru.
Narendra Damodardas Modi is the current Prime Minister (14th) of India.
Indira Gandhi took the oath as the first woman Prime Minister of India.
President of India.
Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru is India’s longest-serving prime minister. He took charge of the country in this post for 6130 days.
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Rajiv Gandhi is the youngest Prime Minister of India at the age of 40.
Since 1947, India has had 14 prime ministers.
Gulzarilal Nanda served twice as the acting prime minister of India.