List of Indian Prime Ministers from 1947 to 2021 – Download PDF

List of Indian Prime Misters
List of Indian Prime Misters

List of Indian Prime Ministers from 1947 to 2021 – Download PDF

 The Indian Prime minister is the head of the government. After a political party wins a general election and nominates a nominee for the position, he is chosen by the Indian President. The head of that political party is then named India’s Prime Minister.

In 1947, India’s first Prime Minister was chosen. The present Indian Prime Minister is Narendra Modi.

The List of Indian Prime Ministers is one of the most relevant topics in the general knowledge segment of UPSC and This PDF will help other government exams like Staff Selection Selection Exams & Banking Exams like SBI, IBPS, RRB in the General Awareness Section.

The next general election for the appointment of a new Prime Minister is scheduled for 2024. Candidates will be able to find knowledge about India’s Prime Ministers in this country.

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Prime Ministers of India List

India has had 19 Prime Ministers in its 72-year history. The table below contains a list of India’s Prime Ministers, along with their terms in office:


S.No Prime Minister Period Related Information
1 Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru 15th Aug 1947- 27th May 1964 Jawaharlal Nehru was referred to as the Constructor of Modern India. He was the Longest-serving prime minister of India(17 Years) and also he was the first prime minister died in office
2 Gulzarilal Nanda (interim) 27th May 1964- 9th Jun 1964 (13 Days) Gulzarilal Nanda is the First Acting Prime Minister of India. He was the shortest-serving Prime Minister of India
3 Lal Bahadur Shastri 9th June 1964 -11th January 1966 Lal Bahadur Sastri was PM after the sudden death of the Jawaharlal Nehru. He was given the famous slogan Called “Jai Jawan and Jai Kisan. He was the only Prime minister to die on abroad
4 Gulzarilal Nanda 11th January 1966- 24th January 1966(13 Days) 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.
5 Indira Gandhi 24th January 1966- 24th March 1977 Smt Indira Gandhi was the first female Prime Minister of India. She was famous for her remarkable financial inclusions like the Nationalization of Banks.
6 Morarji Desai 24th March 1977- 28th July 1979 Morarji Desai was the Oldest Prime Minister of India. He was also the first Prime Minister to resign from office. He was the only Prime Minister to celebrate his birthday every 5 years since his birthday is on 29th February.
7 Charan Singh 28th July 1979- 14th January 1980 He was the first Prime Minister Who did not attend a single session of parliament. He was well known for his remarkable steps towards the welfare of the Farmers.
8 Indira Gandhi 14th January 1980- 31st October 1984 Indira Gandhi was the First Prime to get assassinated and First Prime Minister to lost her seat in a General Elections
9 Rajiv Gandhi 31st October 1984- 2nd December 1989 Rajiv Gandhi was the youngest prime minister of India. In his reign, Anti Defection was proposed and came into existence
10 Vishwa Pratap Singh 2nd December 1989- 10th November 1990 His full name is Viswanath Pratap Singh. He was referred as the pioneer of the Reservation System for Employment and Education system in India
11 Chandra Shekhar 10th November 1990-21st June 1991 He was the Second least serving Prime Minister of India after the Charan Singh
12 P. V Narasimha Rao 21st June 1991- 16th May 1996 PV Narasimha Rao was referred as the father of Modern Economic Reforms. He was well known for his tax system in India with help of his Cabinet Finance Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh. He was the first Prime minister from southern India i.e Andhra Pradesh.
13 Atal Bihari Vajpayee 16th May 1996-1st June 1996 (16 Days) Atal Bihari Vajpayee was the 13 days Prime because his government was collapsed after Jayalalitha Led AIADMK has withdrawn its support from the coalition
14 H. D Deve Gowda 1st June 1996- 21st April 1997 Before becoming a Prime minister of India he was the Chief Minister of Karnataka State.
15 Inder Kumar Gujral 21st April 1997- 18th March 1998 Inder Kumar Gujral was one of the well educated Prime Ministers of India. He served as Cabinet Minister for different portfolios like the Ministry of Planning, Telecommunications, Minister of Information and Technology.
16 Atal Bihari Vajpayee 18th March 1998- 22nd May 2004 This was the second term for him as the Prime Minister. He was well known for his remarkable achievements in Nuclear Tests.
17 Dr Manmohan Singh 22nd May 2004 -17th May 2014 Man Mohan Singh was the first Sikh Prime Minister. He worked as both Finance Minister, RBI Governor. He was   the Finance Minister who introduced the Service Tax system In India in the 1993-94 Budget session
18 Narendra Modi 26th May 2014 -23rd May 2019 His full name is Narendra Damodar Das Modi. In his reign, BJP Could get the full majority to form the Government without the help of the other Parties. He was the most influential Prime Minister in India.
19 Narendra Modi 30th May 2019 -Till Date Following his party’s victory in the 2019 general election, his administration revoked the special status of Jammu and Kashmir. His administration also introduced the Citizenship Amendment Act, which resulted in widespread protests across the country.

Important questions asked in the Different competitive exams:

  1. Who is the longest-serving prime minister of India?
    Ans: Jawaharlal Nehru
  2. Who is the first Interm Prime Minister of India?
    Ans: Gulzarilal Nanda
  3. Who is the Youngest Prime of India?
    Ans: RAJIV Gandhi
  4. Who is the Oldest Prime Minister of India?
    Ans: Morarji Desai
  5. Who was India’s first Prime Minister?
    Ans. Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru was India’s first Prime Minister. From the 15th of August 1947 to the 27th of May 1964, he served as Prime Minister.
  6. Who is India’s first female Prime Minister?
  7. Ans: Indira Gandhi was India’s first and only female Prime Minister till now.
  8. In the reign of the Following Prime minister Nationalization of Banks took place?
    Ans: Indira Gandhi
  9. Who is called the father of Economical Reforms in India?
    Ans: PV Narasimha Rao
  10. Which of the following prime minister of Indian never attend the parliament sessions?
    Ans: Charan Singh
  11. First Sikh Prime minister of India?
    Ans: Dr. Manmohan Singh

Hope this list of Prime Ministers of India PDF with their tenures is very useful to you.

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