List of Prime Ministers of India from 1947 to 2024

The list of Prime Ministers of India is one of the most important topics for the UPSC General Awareness section and other government exams. The next general elections to appoint a new Prime Minister are scheduled to be held in 2024. Candidates must find information related to the Prime Ministers of India in this country.

In 77 years of independence, India has had 19 prime ministers. In this post, we have mentioned the list of all Prime Ministers of India with their tenure starting from 1947 to 2024. The list of Prime Ministers of India along with the period they served in the office is given below.

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List of all Prime Ministers of India (1947-2024)

Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India, was appointed on August 15, 1947, and Narendra Damodardas Modi is the current Prime Minister of India. PM of India’s list holds importance for the general awareness section of all types of competitive exams and for the political system section of UPSC exams.

Below are some important points raised in the various exams.

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  • Jawaharlal Nehru was the first Prime Minister of India. He is also the longest-serving Prime Minister of India.
  • Indira Gandhi was the first female Prime Minister of India.
  • Rajiv Gandhi was sworn in as India’s youngest Prime Minister.
  • Manmohan Singh is India’s first Sikh Prime Minister.
  • Narendra Damodardas Modi is the current (14th) Prime Minister of India.
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Check the list of Prime Ministers of India from 1947 to 2024 in the table below.

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Prime Minister NamePeriodBirth-Death
Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru15th Aug 1947- 27th May 1964(1889–1964)
Gulzarilal Nanda27th May 1964- 9th Jun 1964(1898–1998)
Lal Bahadur Shastri9th June 1964 -11th January 1966(1904–1966)
Gulzarilal Nanda11th January 1966- 24th January 1966(1898-1998)
Indira Gandhi24th January 1966- 24th March 1977(1917–1984)
Morarji Desai24th March 1977- 28th July 1979(1896–1995)
Charan Singh28th July 1979- 14th January 1980(1902–1987)
Indira Gandhi14th January 1980- 31st October 1984(1917–1984)
Rajiv Gandhi31st October 1984- 2nd December 1989(1944–1991)
Vishwa Pratap Singh2nd December 1989- 10th November 1990(1931–2008)
Chandra Shekhar10th November 1990-21st June 1991(1927–2007)
P. V Narasimha Rao21st June 1991- 16th May 1996(1921–2004)
Atal Bihari Vajpayee16th May 1996-1st June 1996(1924-2018)
H. D Deve Gowda1st June 1996- 21st April 1997(Born 1933)
Inder Kumar Gujral21st April 1997- 18th March 1998(1919–2012)
Atal Bihari Vajpayee18th March 1998- 22nd May 2004(1924-2018)
Dr Manmohan Singh22nd May 2004 -17th May 2014(Born 1932)
Narendra Modi26th May 2014 -23rd May 2019(Born 1950)
Narendra Modi30th May 2019 – Present(Born 1950)

Narendra Modi is the 15th Prime Minister of India (excluding re-elected Prime Ministers). He is the fourth Prime Minister of India to serve two consecutive terms as Indian Prime Minister and the first non-Congress Prime Minister to complete two consecutive terms.

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FAQs

How many Prime Ministers have there been in India?

India has had 19 prime ministers after independence, which spans from 1947 to 2024.

Who was the first Prime minister of India?

Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru was the first Prime Minister of India.

Who is the first female Prime Minister of India?

Indira Gandhi was India’s first and so far only female Prime Minister.

Who is the longest-serving Prime Minister of India?

Jawaharlal Nehru remains India’s longest serving Prime Minister.

How is the Prime Minister of India appointed?

The Prime Minister is appointed by the President of India.

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