Want to know who all held office as Prime Minister of India? Read on to find the full list of list of Indian Prime Ministers from 1947. Jawahar Lal Nehru was the 1st person to hold the office of PM and held the post from August 15 1947 to May 27, 1964. Read on to know the list of Indian Prime Ministers from Nehru to Modi.
Generally, the leader of the party or alliance having majority in the Lok Sabha get chosen as the Prime Minister in India. The Prime Minister of India is the chief executive of the Government of India, and is appointed by the President of India.
Here is complete list of Indian Prime Ministers who have held office since Independence.
Current Prime Minister Of India – Highlights
- Current Prime Minister of India: Narendra Modi
- Political Party: Bharatiya Janata Party
- Number of Terms: 2
- In Power from: 2014
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The Complete List Of Indian Prime Ministers
Find below the complete list of Indian Prime Ministers from 1947 to present.
|Name||Term of office|
|Jawaharlal Nehru||August 15, 1947 to May 27, 1964|
|Gulzarilal Nanda||May 27, 1964 to June 09, 1964|
|Lal Bahadur Shastri||June 09, 1964 to January 11, 1966|
|Gulzarilal Nanda||January 11, 1966 to January 24, 1966|
|Indira Gandhi||January 24, 1966 to March 24, 1977|
|Morarji Desai||March 24, 1977 to July 28, 1979|
|Charan Singh||July 28, 1979 to January 14, 1980|
|Indira Gandhi||January 14, 1980 to October 31, 1984|
|Rajiv Gandhi||October 31, 1984 to December 02, 1989|
|Vishwanath Pratap Singh||December 02, 1989 to November 10, 1990|
|Chandra Shekhar||November 10, 1990 to June 21, 1991|
|P. V. Narasimha Rao||June 21, 1991 to May 16, 1996|
|Atal Bihari Vajpayee||May 16, 1996 to June 1, 1996|
|H. D. Deve Gowda||June 01, 1996 to April 21, 1997|
|Inder Kumar Gujral||April 21, 1997 to March 19, 1998|
|Atal Bihari Vajpayee||March 19, 1998 to May 22, 2004|
|Manmohan Singh||May 22, 2004 to May 26, 2014|
|Narendra Modi||May 26, 2014 to Incumbent|
List Of Indian Prime Ministers Who Also Served As Chief Ministers
|Morarji Desai||Bombay Presidency|
|Charan Singh||Uttar Pradesh|
|VP Singh||Uttar Pradesh|
|PV Narasimha Rao||Andhra Pradesh|
|HD Deve Gowda||Karnataka|
Chief Ministers From Other States
- List Of Chief Ministers Of Andhra Pradesh From 1956 To 2020
- Chief Ministers Of Bihar From 1952 To 2020
- Chief Ministers Of Karnataka From 1947 To 2020
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- List Of Education Ministers Of Kerala Since 1957
- West Bengal Chief Ministers From 1947
List Of Indian Prime Ministers – FAQs
Find below answers to some of the frequently asked questions about the PMs of India.
Who is the first Prime Minister of India?
Jawahar Lal Nehru was the first Prime Minister of India. Mr. Nehru held office from August 15, 1947 to May 27, 1964.
Who is the first woman Prime Minister of India?
Indira Gandhi is the first woman Prime Minister of India. She is also the only woman to have held office as Prime Minister in India.
Which Prime Minister of India had the shortest tenure?
Charan Singh held the shortest tenure with a total of 170 days in office as an elected Prime Minister of India.
Atal Bihari Bajpayee has the shortest tenure in a single term. Atal Bihari Bajpayee held office for only 13 days during his first term as Prime Minister of India from May 16, 1996 to June 1, 1996.
Which Prime Minister in India held office for the longest term?
Jawahar Lal Nehru held the office of Prime Minister of India for the longest term. Nehru served for a total number of 16 years and 236 days as Prime Minister of India.
Where does the Prime Minister of India live?
The official residence of the Prime Minister of India is 7, Lok Kalyan Marg, New Delhi.
What is the official Prime of India website?
www.pmindia.gov.in is the official website of the Prime Minister of India.
How is Prime Ministers of India elected?
The Prime Ministers of India is not directly elected by the people of India. Instead, the Party holding majority in the Lok Sabha will elect the candidate for Prime Minister. The candidate chosen is then appointed by the President as the Prime Minister of India.