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List Of Indian Prime Ministers From 1947

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.

NameTerm of office
Jawaharlal NehruAugust 15, 1947 to May 27, 1964
Gulzarilal NandaMay 27, 1964 to June 09, 1964
Lal Bahadur ShastriJune 09, 1964 to January 11, 1966
Gulzarilal NandaJanuary 11, 1966 to January 24, 1966
Indira GandhiJanuary 24, 1966 to March 24, 1977
Morarji DesaiMarch 24, 1977 to July 28, 1979
Charan SinghJuly 28, 1979 to January 14, 1980
Indira GandhiJanuary 14, 1980 to October 31, 1984
Rajiv GandhiOctober 31, 1984 to December 02, 1989
Vishwanath Pratap SinghDecember 02, 1989 to November 10, 1990
Chandra ShekharNovember 10, 1990 to June 21, 1991
P. V. Narasimha RaoJune 21, 1991 to May 16, 1996
Atal Bihari VajpayeeMay 16, 1996 to June 1, 1996
H. D. Deve GowdaJune 01, 1996 to April 21, 1997
Inder Kumar GujralApril 21, 1997 to March 19, 1998
Atal Bihari VajpayeeMarch 19, 1998 to May 22, 2004
Manmohan SinghMay 22, 2004 to May 26, 2014
Narendra ModiMay 26, 2014 to Incumbent

List Of Indian Prime Ministers Who Also Served As Chief Ministers

NameState
Morarji DesaiBombay Presidency
Charan SinghUttar Pradesh
VP Singh Uttar Pradesh
PV Narasimha RaoAndhra Pradesh
HD Deve GowdaKarnataka
Narendra Modi Gujarat

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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.

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