India: Heads of State: 1950-2016

Bhārata kā Rāṣṭrapati = President of India
26 Jan 1950 - 13 May 1962 Rājendra Prasād = Rajendra Prasad
13 May 1962 - 13 May 1967 Sarveppallī Rādhākṛṣṇan = Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
13 May 1967 - 3 May 1969 Zakir Husain = Zakir Hussain
Bhārata kā Rāṣṭrapati ke rūpa meṃ kāryakarate Upa-Rāṣṭrapati = Vice-President acting as President of India
3 May 1969 - 20 Jul 1969 Varāhagirī Veṃkaṭa Girī = Varahagiri Venkata Giri
Bhārata kā Rāṣṭrapati = President of India
20 Jul 1969 - 24 Aug 1969 Mohammad Hidāyatullāh = Mohammad Hidayatullah [1]
24 Aug 1969 - 24 Aug 1974 Varāhagirī Veṃkaṭa Girī = Varahagiri Venkata Giri (x)
24 Aug 1974 - 11 Feb 1977 Fakharuddīn Alī Ahamad = Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed
Bhārata kā Rāṣṭrapati ke rūpa meṃ kāryakarate Upa-Rāṣṭrapati = Vice-President acting as President of India
11 Feb 1977 - 25 Jul 1977 Basappā Dhanappā Jattī = Basappa Danappa Jatti
Bhārata kā Rāṣṭrapati = President of India
25 Jul 1977 - 25 Jul 1982 Nīlam Saṃjīva Reddī = Neelam Sanjiva Reddy
25 Jul 1982 - 25 Jul 1987 Jñanī Jhail Siṃha = Giani Zail Singh
25 Jul 1987 - 25 Jul 1992 Rāmasvāmī Iyer Veṃkaṭaraman = Ramaswamy Iyer Venkataraman
25 Jul 1992 - 25 Jul 1997 Śaṃkaradayāl Śarmā = Shankar Dayal Sharma
25 Jul 1997 - 25 Jul 2002 Koccerīl Rāman Nārāyaṇan = Kocheril Raman Narayanan
25 Jul 2002 - 25 Jul 2007 Avul Pakir Jainulā Abadīn Abdul Kalām = Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam
25 Jul 2007 - 25 Jul 2012 Pratibhā Devīsiṃha Pāṭil = Pratibha Devisingh Patil
25 Jul 2012 - Praṇaba Kumāra Mukharjī = Pranab Kumar Mukherjee

[1] Serving as Chief Justice of India, he enters upon the discharge of the functions of President of India under the provisions of the President (Discharge of Functions) Act, 1969; in the absence of precise definition for the style of acting Head of State in the Constitution, he deliberately uses the style Bhārata kā Rāṣṭrapati = President of India as noted in "My own Boswell: memoirs of M. Hidayatullah" (New Delhi: Arnold-Heinemann, 1980), p. 239.
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