Election for the next President of India will be held on Monday.  

Votes will be counted on Thursday. 

Swearing-in ceremony of the next President of India will be held on July 25. 


1. Since 1950 when India became republic there have been 14 Presidents. 

12 of the 14 Presidents of India, completed their full 5-year terms.  

2. India’s first President – Rajendra Prasad – has been the only President, thus far, to be re-elected to the office of President of India. 

3. Rajendra Prasad was the President of India for 12 years and 107 days, longest tenure ever. 

4. Two Presidents – Zakir Husain and Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed – died while in office.  

While Zakir Husain died on May 3, 1969, Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed died on February 11, 1977. 

5. S Radhakrishnan was the first Vice President to become the President in 1962. 

Zakir Husain and VV Giri – both Vice Presidents – also became Presidents. 

6. Zakir Husain’s Presidential tenure is the shortest in India’s history. 

7. In the 1957 election, Rajendra Prasad secured 98.99 per cent votes – the highest ever. 


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