Prime Ministers of India

Name
(birth–death)
Portrait Party
(Alliance)
Elected constituency Term of office[6] Appointed by Lok Sabha[a]
1 Jawaharlal Nehru
(1889–1964)
Jnehru.jpg   Indian National Congress PhulpurUttar Pradesh 15 August1947 15 April

1952

16 years, 286 days Lord Mountbatten Constituent Assembly[b]
15 April 1952 17 April 1957 Rajendra Prasad 1st
17 April 1957 2 April 1962 2nd
2 April 1962 27 May
1964[†]
3rd
Gulzarilal Nanda (acting) 
(1898–1998)
Gulzarilal Nanda (cropped).jpg   Indian National Congress SabarkanthaGujarat 27 May
1964
9 June
1964
13 days Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
2 Lal Bahadur Shastri
(1904–1966)
Lal Bahadur Shastri (cropped).jpg   Indian National Congress AllahabadUttar Pradesh 9 June
1964
11 January
1966[†]
1 year, 216 days
Gulzarilal Nanda (acting)
(1898–1998)
Gulzarilal Nanda (cropped).jpg   Indian National Congress SabarkanthaGujarat 11 January
1966
24 January
1966
13 days
3 Indira Gandhi
(1917–1984)
Indira Gandhi 1977.jpg   Indian National Congress Rajya Sabha MP for Uttar Pradesh 24 January
1966
4 March 1967 11 years, 59 days
Rae BareliUttar Pradesh 4 March 1967 15 March1971 V. V. Giri 4th
15 March1971 24 March
1977
5th
4 Morarji Desai
(1896–1995)
Morarji Desai (portrait).png   Janata Party SuratGujarat 24 March
1977
28 July
1979[RES]
2 years, 126 days B. D. Jatti 6th
5 Charan Singh
(1902–1987)
Charan Singh 1990 stamp of India.jpg   Janata Party (Secular)
with INC
BaghpatUttar Pradesh 28 July
1979
14 January
1980[RES]
170 days Neelam Sanjiva Reddy
(3) Indira Gandhi
(1917–1984)
Indira Gandhi 1977.jpg   Indian National Congress (I) MedakAndhra Pradesh 14 January
1980[§]
31 October
1984[†]
4 years, 291 days 7th
6 Rajiv Gandhi
(1944–1991)
Rajiv Gandhi (1987).jpg   Indian National Congress (I) AmethiUttar Pradesh 31 October
1984
31 December1984 5 years, 32 days Zail Singh
31 December1984 2 December
1989
8th
7 Vishwanath Pratap Singh
(1931–2008)
V. P. Singh (cropped).jpg   Janata Dal
(National Front)
FatehpurUttar Pradesh 2 December
1989
10 November
1990[NC]
343 days R. Venkataraman 9th
8 Chandra Shekhar
(1927–2007)
Chandra Shekhar Singh 2010 stamp of India.jpg   Samajwadi Janata Party
with INC
BalliaUttar Pradesh 10 November
1990
21 June
1991[c]
223 days
9 Pamulaparti Venkata Narasimha Rao
(1921–2004)
Pumapaparti.N.rao.jpg   Indian National Congress (I) NandyalAndhra Pradesh 21 June
1991
16 May
1996
4 years, 330 days 10th
10 Atal Bihari Vajpayee
(1924–2018)
Atal Bihari Vajpayee 2002-06-12.jpg   Bharatiya Janata Party LucknowUttar Pradesh 16 May
1996
1 June
1996[RES]
16 days Shankar Dayal Sharma 11th
11 Haradanahalli Doddegowda Deve Gowda
(born 1933)
Deve Gowda BNC.jpg   Janata Dal
(United Front)
Rajya Sabha MP for Karnataka 1 June
1996
21 April
1997[RES]
324 days
12 Inder Kumar Gujral
(1919–2012)
Inder Kumar Gujral 071.jpg   Janata Dal
(United Front)
Rajya Sabha MP for Bihar 21 April
1997
19 March
1998
332 days
(10) Atal Bihari Vajpayee
(1924–2018)
Atal Bihari Vajpayee 2002-06-12.jpg   Bharatiya Janata Party
(NDA)
LucknowUttar Pradesh 19 March
1998[§]
10 October1999 6 years, 64 days K. R. Narayanan 12th
10 October1999 22 May
2004
13th
13 Manmohan Singh
(born 1932)
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in WEF ,2009 (cropped).jpg   Indian National Congress
(UPA)
Rajya Sabha MP for Assam 22 May
2004
22 May 2009 10 years, 4 days A. P. J. Abdul Kalam 14th
22 May 2009 26 May
2014
Pratibha Patil 15th
14 Narendra Modi
(born 1950)
PM Modi Portrait(cropped).jpg   Bharatiya Janata Party
(NDA)
VaranasiUttar Pradesh 26 May
2014
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Incumbent 4 years, 211 days Pranab Mukherjee 16th