Indian Prime Ministers

Designed By: Debasis Das (May 2016)
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Jawaharlal Nehru

1947 - 1964

16 years, 286 days

Jawaharlal Nehru (14 November 1889 to 27 May 1964) was the first Prime Minister of India and a central figure in Indian politics before and after independence. He emerged as the paramount leader of the Indian independence movement under the tutelage of Mahatma Gandhi and ruled India from its establishment as an independent nation in 1947 until his death in 1964.

Gulzarilal Nanda

27 May 1964 - 9 June 1964

13 days

Gulzarilal Nanda (4 July 1898 to 15 January 1998) was an Indian politician and economist who specialized in labour issues. He was the Prime Minister of India for two short periods following the deaths of Jawaharlal Nehru in 1964 and Lal Bahadur Shastri in 1966. Both his terms ended after the ruling Indian National Congress's parliamentary party elected a new prime minister. He was awarded the Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian award, in 1997.

Lal Bahadur Shastri

9 June 1964 to 11 January 1966

1 Year 216 days

Lal Bahadur Shastri 2 October 1904 to 11 January 1966 was the Prime Minister of the Republic of India and a leader of the Indian National Congress party. Shastri joined the Indian independence movement in the 1920s. Deeply impressed and influenced by Mahatma Gandhi (with whom he shares his birthday), he became a loyal follower, first of Gandhi, and then of Jawaharlal Nehru.

Gulzarilal Nanda

11 January 1966 - 24 January 1966

13 days

Gulzarilal Nanda (4 July 1898 to 15 January 1998) was an Indian politician and economist who specialized in labour issues. He was the Prime Minister of India for two short periods following the deaths of Jawaharlal Nehru in 1964 and Lal Bahadur Shastri in 1966. Both his terms ended after the ruling Indian National Congress's parliamentary party elected a new prime minister. He was awarded the Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian award, in 1997.

Indira Gandhi

24 January 1966 - 24 March 1977

11 years, 59 days

Indira Priyadarshini Gandhi 19 November 1917 to 31 October 1984 was a key 20th-century stateswoman, a central figure of the Indian National Congress party, and to date the only female Prime Minister of India. Indira Gandhi was the only child of India's first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru. She served as Prime Minister from 1966 to 1977 and then again from 1980 until her assassination in 1984, making her the second-longest-serving Prime Minister after her father.

Morarji Desai

24 March 1977 - 28 July 1979[

2 years, 126 days

Morarji Desai (29 February 1896 to 10 April 1995) was an Indian independence activist and the Prime Minister of India from 1977 to 1979. He was also the first Prime Minister to head India's first non-Congress Government. He held many important posts in the Government of India such as: Chief Minister of Bombay State, Home Minister, Finance Minister and Deputy Prime Minister of India. On the international scene, Desai holds international fame for his peace activism and made efforts to initiate peace between two rival South Asian states, Pakistan and India.

Charan Singh

28 July 1979 - 14 January 1980

170 days

Chaudhary Charan Singh (23 December 1902 to 29 May 1987) was the Prime Minister of the Republic of India, serving from 28 July 1979 until 14 January 1980.

Indira Gandhi

14 January 1980 - 31 October 1984

4 years, 291 days

Indira Priyadarshini Gandhi 19 November 1917 to 31 October 1984 was a key 20th-century stateswoman, a central figure of the Indian National Congress party, and to date the only female Prime Minister of India. Indira Gandhi was the only child of India's first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru. She served as Prime Minister from 1966 to 1977 and then again from 1980 until her assassination in 1984, making her the second-longest-serving Prime Minister after her father.

Rajiv Gandhi

31 October 1984 - 2 December 1989

5 years, 32 days

Rajiv Ratna Gandhi 20 August 1944 to 21 May 1991 was the Prime Minister of India, serving from 1984 to 1989. He took office after the 1984 assassination of his mother, Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, to become the youngest Indian Prime Minister.

Vishwanath Pratap Singh

2 December 1989 - 10 November 1990

343 days

Vishwanath Pratap Singh (25 June 1931 to 27 November 2008), Indian politician and government official, was the Prime Minister of India (1989 to 90) and the 41st nominal Raja Bahadur (ruler) of the northern kingdom of Manda. Vishwanath Pratap Singh is known for trying to improve the lot of India's lower castes as a Prime Minister. Singh was renowned for his obsession with honesty and his willingness to sacrifice office.

Chandra Sekhar

10 November 1990 - 21 June 1991

223 days

Chandra Shekhar Singh (1 July 1927 to 8 July 2007) was an Indian politician who served as the 8th Prime Minister of India from 10 November 1990 to 21 June 1991 .

P V Narasimha Rao

21 June 1991 - 16 May 1996

4 years, 330 days

Pamulaparti Venkata Narasimha Rao (popularly known as P.V.) (28 June 1921 to 23 December 2004) was an Indian lawyer and politician who served as the Prime Minister of India (1991–1996).[3] His ascendancy to the prime ministership was politically significant in that he was the first holder of this office from non-Hindi-speaking south India.

Atal Bihari Bajpayee

16 May 1996 - 1 June 1996

13 days

Atal Bihari Vajpayee (born 25 December 1924) is an Indian statesman who was the 10th Prime Minister of India, first for 13 days in 1996 and then from 1998 to 2004. A leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), he is the first Prime Minister from outside the Indian National Congress party to serve a full five-year term.

H. D. Deve Gowda

1 June 1996 - 21 April 1997

324 days

Haradanahalli Doddegowda Deve Gowda (born 18 May 1933)[2][4] is an Indian politician who was the Prime Minister of India from June 1996 to April 1997.[5] Previously he was the 14th Chief Minister of Karnataka from 1994 to 1996. He is a member of the 16th Lok Sabha representing the Hassan constituency of Karnataka, is the National President of the Janata Dal (Secular) party, and enjoys strong support in the Vokkaliga community which is at the forefront of the state politics.

Inder Kumar Gujral

21 April 1997 - 19 March 1998

332 days

Inder Kumar Gujral (4 December 1919 to 30 November 2012) was an Indian politician who served as the Prime Minister of India from April 1997 to March 1998. Gujral was the third PM to be from the Rajya Sabha, the first being Indira Gandhi and the second H. D. Deve Gowda. He is known for the Gujral Doctrine which essentially diluted India's foreign policy vis-a-vis it's immediate neighbours and allowed foreign interests to influence the neighbours at the cost of Indian influence.

Atal Bihari Bajpayee

19 March 1998 - 22 May 2004

6 years, 64 days

Atal Bihari Vajpayee (born 25 December 1924) is an Indian statesman who was the 10th Prime Minister of India, first for 13 days in 1996 and then from 1998 to 2004. A leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), he is the first Prime Minister from outside the Indian National Congress party to serve a full five-year term.

Dr Manmohan Singh

22 May 2004 - 26 May 2014

10 years, 4 days

Manmohan Singh born 26 September 1932 is an Indian economist and politician who served as the Prime Minister of India from 2004 to 2014. The first Sikh in office, Singh was also the first prime minister since Jawaharlal Nehru to be re-elected after completing a full five-year term.

Narendra Modi

26 May 2014 - Till Date

Incumbent

Narendra Damodardas Modi , born 17 September 1950 is the 15th and current Prime Minister of India, in office since 26 May 2014.A leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Modi was the Chief Minister of Gujarat from 2001 to 2014 and is the Member of Parliament from Varanasi. He led the BJP in the 2014 general election, which gave the party a majority in the Lok Sabha, the first for any political party in India since 1984.