List of Prime Ministers of India from 1947 to 2018

List of Prime Ministers of India from 1947 to 2018


List of Prime Ministers of India | KEEN LMS

It’s been 71 years, India is an independent nation and has seen a number of personalities as its Prime Minister. The Prime Minister is the leader of the executive branch of the nation. The PM is also the Chief Adviser to President & head of the council of ministers. Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru was the first Prime Minister of Independent India and the current premier is Shri Narendra Modi.


S.No.NameParty (Alliance)Term of OfficeAppointed by
1.Jawaharlal Nehru
(1889–1964)
Indian National Congress (INC)15 Aug 1947 to
27 May 1964
Lord Mountbatten & Rajendra Prasad
2Gulzarilal Nanda (acting)
(1898–1998)
Indian National Congress (INC)27 May 1964 to
09 June 1964
Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
3Lal Bahadur Shastri
(1904–1966)
Indian National Congress (INC)09 June 1964 to
11 Jan 1966
Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
4Gulzarilal Nanda (acting)
(1898–1998)
Indian National Congress (INC)11 Jan 1966 to
24 Jan 1966
Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
5Indira Gandhi
(1917–1984)
Indian National Congress (INC)24 Jan 1966 to
24 March 1977
V.V. Giri
6Morarji Desai
(1896–1995)
Janta Party24 March 1977 to
28 July 1979
B.D. Jatti (acting President)
7Charan Singh
(1902–1987)
Indian National Congress (INC)28 March 1979 to
14 Jan 1980
Neelam Sanjiva Reddy
8Indira Gandhi
(1917–1984)
Indian National Congress (INC)14 Jan 1980 to
31 Oct 1984
Neelam Sanjiva Reddy
9Rajiv Gandhi
(1944–1991)
Indian National Congress (INC)31 Oct 1984 to
02 Dec 1989
Zail Singh
10Vishwanath Pratap Singh
(1931–2008)
Janata Dal (National Front)02 Dec 1989 to
10 Nov 1990
R. Venkataraman
11Chandra Shekhar
(1927–2007)
Samajwadi Janata Party with INC10 Nov 1990 to
21 June 1991
R. Venkataraman
12Pamulaparti Venkata Narasimha Rao
(1921–2004)
Indian National Congress (INC)21 June 1991 to
16 May 1996
R. Venkataraman
13Atal Bihari Vajpayee
(1924-Present)
Bharatiya Janata Party16 May 1996 to
01 June 1996
Shankar Dayal Sharma
14Haradanahalli Doddegowda Deve Gowda
(1933-Present)
Janata Dal (United Front)1 June 1996 to
21 April 1997
Shankar Dayal Sharma
15Inder Kumar Gujral
(1919–2012)
Janata Dal (United Front)21 April 1997 to
19 March 1998
Shankar Dayal Sharma
16 Atal Bihari Vajpayee
(1924-Present)
Bharatiya Janata Party(NDA)19 March 1998 to
22 May 2004
K. R. Narayanan
17Manmohan Singh
(1932-Present)
Indian National Congress(UPA)22 May 2004 to
26 May 2014
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam & Pratibha Patil
18Narendra Modi
(1950-Present)
Bharatiya Janata Party(NDA)26 May 2014 to
Till Date
Pranab Mukherjee
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