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Qualifications required to become the President

August 10, 2009

A citizen of India who is of 35 years of age or above may be a Presidential candidate. The Presidential candidate should be qualified to become a member of the Lok Sabha and should not hold any office of profit under the government. Certain office-holders, however, are permitted to stand as Presidential candidates. These are:

In the event that the Vice President, a State Governor or a Minister is elected President, they are considered to have vacated their previous office on the date they begin serving as President.

The complete list of Presidents of India includes the persons sworn into the office as President of India following the adoption of the Indian constitution in 1950.

Indian National Congress Janata Party Independent

Sno

President

Born – Died

Term start

Term end

Political party

Vice-President

1 Rajendra Prasad[4] 18841963 26 January 1950 13 May 1962 Indian National Congress Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

2 Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan 18881975 13 May 1962 13 May 1967 Independent Zakir Hussain

3 Zakir Hussain[5] 18971969 13 May 1967 3 May 1969 Independent Varahagiri Venkata Giri

[6] Varahagiri Venkatagiri (acting) 18941980 3 May 1969 20 July 1969 Independent

[6] Muhammad Hidayatullah (acting) 19051992 20 July 1969 24 August 1969 Independent

4 Varahagiri Venkatagiri 18941980 24 August 1969 24 August 1974 Independent Gopal Swarup Pathak

5 Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed[5] 19051977 24 August 1974 11 February 1977 Indian National Congress Basappa Danappa Jatti

[6] Basappa Danappa Jatti (acting) 19122002 11 February 1977 25 July 1977 Independent

6 Neelam Sanjiva Reddy 19131996 25 July 1977 25 July 1982 Janata Party Muhammad Hidayatullah

7 Giani Zail Singh 19161994 25 July 1982 25 July 1987 Indian National Congress Ramaswamy Venkataraman

8 Ramaswamy Venkataraman 1910 25 July 1987 25 July 1992 Indian National Congress Shankar Dayal Sharma

9 Shankar Dayal Sharma 19181999 25 July 1992 25 July 1997 Indian National Congress Kocheril Raman Narayanan

10 Kocheril Raman Narayanan 19202005 25 July 1997 25 July 2002 Independent Krishan Kant

11 A. P. J. Abdul Kalam 1931 25 July 2002 25 July 2007 Independent Bhairon Singh Shekhawat

12 Pratibha Patil 1934 25 July 2007 Incumbent Indian National Congress Mohammad Hamid Ansari
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