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Complete List of Prime Ministers of India (1947-2022)

All Prime Ministers of India till now

The Prime Minister of India is the head of government and he/she is appointed by the President of India after the general elections. When the nominated candidate of the political party wins in the general elections, the successful candidate who claims more votes is appointed as the Prime Minister of India. India’s first Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru was appointed in 1947. India’s current Prime Minister is Shri. Narendra Modi. The next general elections will be held in 2024. In this article, you will get to know about all the Prime Ministers of India from 1947 to 2022.

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List of Prime Ministers of India

Since the Independence of India till now, India has got 19 Prime Ministers. In the table given below, you’ll find the Prime Ministers of India from 1947 to 2022.

Sl. No. Prime Minister of India Year of Serving About
To From
1. Jawaharlal Nehru 15th Aug 1947 27th May 1964
  • Jawaharlal Nehru was the first Prime Minister of India.
  • He was the longest-serving Prime Minister of India.
  • He was also the first prime Minister to die in office.
2. Gulzarilal Nanda 27th may 1964 9th June 1964
  • Gulzarilal Nanda was the first acting Prime Minister of India.
  • He served as the Prime Minister only for 13 days.
3. Lal Bahadur Shastri 9th June 1964 11th January 1966
  • Lal Bahadur Shastri was the second prime minister of India.
  • He gave the slogan of ‘Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan during the Indo-Pak war of 1965.
4. Gulzari Lal Nanda 11th January 1966 24th January 1966
  • Gulzarilal Nanda was the first acting Prime Minister of India.
  • He served as the Prime Minister only for 13 days.
5. Indira Gandhi 24th January 1966 24th March 1977
  • Indira Gandhi was the first female Prime Minister of India.
  • She served as the Prime Minister of India for 11 years, 59 days.
6. Morarji Desai 24th March 1977 28th July 1979
  • Morarji Desai was the oldest to be appointed as a Prime Minister.
  • He was 81 years old when he was appointed as the Prime Minister of India.
  • He was the first PM to resign from office.
7. Charan Singh 28th July 1979 14th January 1980
  • Charan Singh was the only Prime Minister of India who did not face the parliament.
  • He served as the Prime minister of India for 170 days.
8. Indira Gandhi 14th January 1980 31st October 1984
  • Indira Gandhi was again appointed as the Prime Minister of India.
  • She was the first female to be appointed as the Prime Minister of India for the second time.
9. Rajiv Gandhi 31st October 1984 2nd December 1989
  • Rajiv Gandhi was the youngest Prime Minister of India.
  • He was only 40 years old when he was appointed as the Prime Minister of India.
  • He served for 5 years, and 32 days.
10. V.P.Singh 2nd December 1989 10th November 1990
  • V.P Singh was the first prime Minister to step down from his position after a vote of no confidence.
  • He served as the Prime Minister for 343 days.
11. Chandra Shekhar 10th November 1990 21st June 1991
  • Chandra Shekar was the 8th Prime Minister of India and was also known as Young Turk.
  • He was the first Indian Prime Minister who never held any government office.
12. P.V.Narimha Rao 21st June 1991 16th May 1996
  • P.V.Narimha Rao was the first Prime Minister to be appointed from the southern part of the country.
  • He severed for 4 years, 330 days.
13. Atal Bihari Vajpayee 16th May 1996 1st June 1996
  • Atal Bihari Vajpayee was the only Prime Minister to have the shortest tenure.
  • He served for only 16 days. He was also the first politician who had given a speech at the U.N.General Assembly.
14. H.D. Deve Gowda 1st June 1996 21st April 1997
  • He served as the Prime Minister of India for 324 days.
  • He was born in 1933.
15. Inder Kumar Gujral 21st April 1997 18th March 1998
  • Inder Kumar Gujral served as the 12th Prime Minister of India.
  • He served for 332 days.
16. Atal Bihari Vajpayee 18th March 1998 22nd May 2004
  • Atal Bihari Vajpayee was the first non-congress Prime Minister who completed a full term as Prime Minister.
  • He served for 6 years, 64 days.
17. Manmohan Singh 22nd May 2004 17th May 2014
  • Manmohan Singh was the first Sikh Prime Minister of India.
  • He served for 10 years, and 4 days.
18. Narendra Modi 26th May 2014 23rd May 2019
  • Narendra Modi is the 4th Prime Minister to serve for two consecutive years.
  • He is serving as the Prime Minister of India from 26th May 2014 to the present.
  • He is the only Prime Minister who was born after independence.

FAQs related to the Prime Minister of India

1. How many Prime Ministers have been there in India?
Ans. India has got 19 Prime Ministers after Independence, which is from 1947 to 2022.

2. Who is the Prime Minister of India in 2021?
Ans. The Prime minister of India in 2021 was Shri. Narendra Modi.

3. Who is the head of government in India?
Ans. The Prime minister of India is the head of Government in India.

4. Who was the first Prime minister of India?
Ans. Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru was the first Prime minister of India after Independence in 1947.

5. How is the Prime minister of India appointed?
Ans. The Prime minister of India is appointed by the President of India after the General Elections.

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