List of Prime Ministers of India - (1947-2019)

Prime Minister of India is the head of the government. He is appointed by the Indian President after the political party wins a general election and nominates a candidate for the post. The leader of that political party is thereafter appointed as the Prime Minister of India.

India’s first Prime Minister was appointed in 1947 and till now 18 Prime Ministers have been appointed.

This article will give you the list of Prime Ministers of India and its PDF.

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Prime Ministers of India List

In 72 years of independence, India has got its 19 Prime Ministers. The list of Prime Ministers of India along with the period they served in the office, is given in the table below:

S.No Prime Minister Period
1 Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru 15th Aug 1947- 27th May 1964
2 Gulzarilal Nanda (interim) 27th May 1964- 9th Jun 1964
3 Lal Bahadur Shastri 9th June 1964 -11th January 1966
4 Gulzarilal Nanda 11th January 1966- 24th January 1966
5 Indira Gandhi 24th January 1966- 24th March 1977
6 Morarji Desai 24th March 1977- 28th July 1979
7 Charan Singh 28th July 1979- 14th January 1980
8 Indira Gandhi 14th January 1980- 31st October 1984
9 Rajiv Gandhi 31st October 1984- 2nd December 1989
10 Vishwa Pratap Singh 2nd December 1989- 10th November 1990
11 Chandra Shekhar 10th November 1990-21st June 1991
12 P. V Narasimha Rao 21st June 1991- 16th May 1996
13 Atal Bihari Vajpayee 16th May 1996-1st June 1996
14 H. D Deve Gowda 1st June 1996- 21st April 1997
15 Inder Kumar Gujral 21st April 1997- 18th March 1998
16 Atal Bihari Vajpayee 18th March 1998- 22nd May 2004
17 Dr. Manmohan Singh 22nd May 2004 -17th May 2014
18 Narendra Modi 26th May 2014 -23rd May 2019
18 Narendra Modi 30th May 2019 -Incumbent

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