Full Information and List All Prime Minister of India 1947 to 2021

Our country became independent on 15 August 1947, after attaining independence, Jawaharlal Nehru became the first Prime Minister of India. The most important thing is that Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru has the distinction of serving the country as the Prime Minister for the longest period of 16 years. There is no special procedure for the selection and appointment of the Prime Minister in our Indian Constitution. In this regard, only provision has been made in Article 75 of the Constitution, that the Prime Minister shall be appointed by the President. But this does not mean that the President can appoint the Prime Minister at his discretion.

The President can appoint only that person to the post of Prime Minister, who is the leader of the majority party in the Lok Sabha. The shortest tenure Prime Minister in our country is Mr. Gulzari Lal Nanda and this was the first caretaker Prime Minister of India, who remained in office for 13 days.

Q: Who is the current Prime Minister (PM) of India?

Ans : Narendra Modi is the Present 4th Prime Minister of India who served two consecutive tenures.

When we talk about the Prime Minister of India, it is very natural to come to mind that who were the people who served the country with the post of Prime Minister. In this list you will get information from the first Prime Minister of India to the current Prime Minister Born-Dead Term of office Remark. Along with this, information about the tenure of all those Prime Ministers will also be available here.

List All Prime Minister of India 1947 to 2021

S.N. Name Born-Dead Term of office Remark
1. Jawahar Lal Nehru (1889–1964) 15 August 1947 to 27 May 1964 

16 years, 286 days

The first prime minister of India and the longest-serving PM of India, the first to die in office.
2. Gulzarilal Nanda (Acting) (1898-1998) 27 May 1964 to 9 June 1964, 

13 days

First acting PM of India
3. Lal Bahadur Shastri (1904–1966) 9 June 1964 to 11 January 1966 

1 year, 216 days

Lal Bahadur Shastri has given the slogan of ‘Jai Jawan Jai Kisan’ during the Indo-Pak war of 1965
4. Gulzari Lal Nanda  (Acting) (1898-1998) 11 January 1966 to 24 January 1966 

13 days

5. Indira Gandhi (1917–1984) 24 January 1966 to 24 March 1977 

11 years, 59 days

Indira Gandhi was First female Prime Minister of India
6. Morarji Desai (1896–1995) 24 March 1977 to  28 July 1979 

2 year, 126 days

Morarji Desai was Oldest to become PM (81 years old) and first to resign from office
7. Charan Singh (1902–1987) 28 July 1979 to 14 January 1980 

170 days

Charan Singh was Only PM who did not face the Parliament
8. Indira Gandhi (1917–1984) 14 January 1980 to 31 October 1984 

4 years, 291 days

Indira Gandhi was the first lady who served as PM for the second term
9. Rajiv Gandhi (1944–1991) 31 October 1984 to 2 December 1989 

5 years, 32 days

Rajiv Gandhi was the youngest to become PM (40 years old)
10. V. P. Singh (1931–2008) 2 December 1989 to 10 November 1990 

343 days

V. P. Singh was First PM to step down after a vote of no confidence
11. Chandra Shekhar (1927–2007) 10 November 1990 to 21 June 1991 

223 days

Chandra Shekhar served 10 November 1990 to 21 June 1991 as a prime minister. He belongs to  Samajwadi Janata Party
12. P. V. Narasimha Rao (1921–2004) 21 June 1991 to 16 May 1996 

4 years, 330 days

P. V. Narasimha Rao was First PM from south India
13. Atal Bihari Vajpayee (1924- 2018) 16 May 1996 to 1 June 1996 

16 days

Atal Bihari Vajpayee was 2nd PM for shortest tenure
14. H. D. Deve Gowda (born 1933) 1 June 1996 to 21 April 1997 

324 days

He belongs to  Janata Dal
15. Inder Kumar Gujral (1919–2012) 21 April 1997 to 19 March 1998 

332 days

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16. Atal Bihari Vajpayee (1924-2018) 19 March 1998 to 22 May 2004 

6 years, 64 days

Atal Bihari Vajpayee was The first non-congress PM who completed a full term as PM
17. Manmohan Singh (born 1932) 22 May 2004 to 26 May 2014 

10 years, 4 days

Manmohan Singh has First Sikh PM.
18. Narendra Modi (born 1950) 26 May 2014 – Present Narendra Modi is 4th Prime Minister of India who served two consecutive tenures

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