Prime Minister

List of Prime Ministers

         INC/INC (I)/INC (R)[b] (6+1 acting[c])
No. Portrait Name(Birth–Death) Constituency Party
(Alliance)
Term of office[15] Lok Sabha[d] Cabinet Appointed by
1 Jawaharlal Nehru Jawaharlal Nehru
(1889–1964)
PhulpurUttar Pradesh Indian National Congress 15 August 1947 15 April 1952 16 years, 286 days Constituent Assembly[e] Nehru I Lord Mountbatten
15 April 1952 17 April 1957 1st Nehru II Rajendra Prasad
17 April 1957 2 April 1962 2nd Nehru III
2 April 1962 27 May 1964 3rd Nehru IV
 2 Gulzarilal Nanda Gulzarilal Nanda
(acting)
(1898–1998)
SabarkanthaGujarat Indian National Congress 27 May 1964 9 June 1964 13 days Nanda I Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
3 Lal Bahadur Shastri Lal Bahadur Shastri
(1904–1966)
AllahabadUttar Pradesh Indian National Congress 9 June 1964 11 January 1966 1 year, 216 days Shastri I
 4 Gulzarilal Nanda Gulzarilal Nanda
(acting)
(1898–1998)
SabarkanthaGujarat Indian National Congress 11 January 1966 24 January 1966 13 days Nanda II
5 Indira Gandhi Indira Gandhi
(1917–1984)
Rajya Sabha MP for Uttar Pradesh Indian National Congress 24 January 1966 4 March 1967 11 years, 59 days Indira I
Rae BareliUttar Pradesh Indian National Congress (R) 4 March 1967 15 March 1971 4th
15 March 1971 24 March 1977 5th Indira II V. V. Giri
(6) Indira Gandhi Indira Gandhi
(1917–1984)
MedakAndhra Pradesh
(now Telangana)
Indian National Congress (I) 14 January 1980[§] 31 October 1984 4 years, 291 days 7th Indira III
7 Rajiv Gandhi Rajiv Gandhi
(1944–1991)
AmethiUttar Pradesh Indian National Congress (I) 31 October 1984 31 December 1984 5 years, 32 days Rajiv Zail Singh
31 December 1984 2 December 1989 8th
8 P.V. Narasimha Rao P. V. Narasimha Rao
(1921–2004)
NandyalAndhra Pradesh Indian National Congress (I) 21 June 1991 16 May 1996 4 years, 330 days 10th Rao
9 Manmohan Singh Manmohan Singh
(1932–)
Rajya Sabha MP for Assam Indian National Congress
(UPA)
22 May 2004 22 May 2009 10 years, 4 days 14th Manmohan I A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
22 May 2009 26 May 2014 15th Manmohan II Pratibha Patil