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Indian Prime Ministers

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The article Indian Prime Ministers presents the list of Prime Ministers of India from 1947 – 2019 (Present). Indian Prime Ministers article plays a prominent role in General Awareness/General Knowledge Preparation in many competitive exams such as SSC CGL, SSC CPO, IBPS PO, IBPS SO, LIC AAO etc.


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The Prime Minister of India is the chief executive of the Government of India. In India’s parliamentary system, the Constitution names the President as head of state de jure, but his or her de facto executive powers are vested in the Prime Minister and his Council of Ministers. Appointed and sworn-in by the President, the Prime Minister is usually the leader of the party or alliance that has a majority in the Lok Sabha, the lower house of India’s Parliament.

Narendra Modi is the current (14th) Prime Minister of India, since 26 May 2014.

Below table contains the list of Prime Ministers of India:

Name Term of Office (Start) Term of Office (End) Picture
Jawaharlal Nehru 15 August 1947 27 May 1964
Gulzarilal Nanda 27 May 1964 9 June 1964
Lal Bahadur Shastri 9 June 1964 11 January 1966
Gulzarilal Nanda 11 January 1966 24 January 1966
Indira Gandhi 24 January 1966 24 March 1977
Morarji Desai 24 March 1977 28 July 1979
Charan Singh 28 July 1979 14 January 1980
Indira Gandhi 14 January 1980 31 October 1984
Rajiv Gandhi 31 October 1984 2 December 1989
Vishwanath Pratap Singh 2 December 1989 10 November 1990
Chandra Shekhar 10 November 1990 21 June 1991
Pamulaparti Venkata Narasimha Rao 21 June 1991 16 May 1996
Atal Bihari Vajpayee 16 May 1996 1 June 1996
Haradanahalli Doddegowda Deve Gowda 1 June 1996 21 April 1997
Inder Kumar Gujral 21 April 1997 19 March 1998
Atal Bihari Vajpayee 19 March 1998 22 May 2004
Manmohan Singh 22 May 2004 26 May 2014
Narendra Modi 26 May 2014 Current