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List of Vice-Presidents of India

Vice-Presidents of India: List

Vice Presidents of India from 1947 to 2017: Complete List
» Article 63 of Indian Constitution states that
there shall be a Vice-President of India.
» The Vice-President of India is the second-highest constitutional office in India, after the President.
» The Vice-President acts as President in the absence of the President due to death, resignation, impeachment, or other situations.
» The Vice-President of India is also ex officio Chairperson of the Rajya Sabha.
» When a bill is introduced in Rajya Sabha, vice-president decides whether it is a financial bill or not. If he is of the opinion, a bill introduced in the Rajya Sabha is a money bill, he would refer the case to the Speaker of the Lok Sabha for deciding it.
» Article 66 of the Indian Constitution states the manner of election of the Vice-President.
» The Vice-President is elected indirectly by members of an electoral college consisting of the members of both Houses of Parliament in accordance with the system of Proportional Representation by means of the Single transferable vote and the voting is by secret ballot conducted by election commission.
» The current Vice-President is Mohammad Hamid Ansari, since 11 August 2007, and re-elected on 7 August 2012.

The complete list of Vice-Presidents of India includes the persons sworn into the office as Vice-President of India following the adoption of the Constitution of India in 1950.

List of All Vice Presidents of India [1947-2017]

List of Vice Presidents of India from 1947 to 2017 with Photo and Tenure:
PortraitElectedTook officeLeft officePresident
1Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
Photograph of Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan presented to First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy in 1962.jpg1952
13 May 195212 May 1962Rajendra Prasad
2Zakir Husain
196213 May 196212 May 1967Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
3Varahagiri Venkata Giri
196713 May 19673 May 1969Zakir Husain
4Gopal Swarup Pathak
Gopal Swarup Pathak.jpg196931 August 196930 August 1974Varahagiri Venkata Giri
5Basappa Danappa Jatti
Jatti.jpg197431 August 197430 August 1979Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed
Neelam Sanjiva Reddy
6Mohammad Hidayatullah
197931 August 197930 August 1984Neelam Sanjiva Reddy
Giani Zail Singh
7Ramaswamy Venkataraman
R Venkataraman.jpg198431 August 198424 July 1987Giani Zail Singh
8Shankar Dayal Sharma
Shankar Dayal Sharma 36.jpg19873 September 198724 July 1992Ramaswamy Venkataraman
9Kocheril Raman Narayanan
K. R. Narayanan.jpg199221 August 199224 July 1997Shankar Dayal Sharma
10Krishan Kant
Krishan Kant.jpg199721 August 199727 July 2002Kocheril Raman Narayanan
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
11Bhairon Singh Shekhawat
Bhairon Singh Shekhawat.jpg200219 August 200221 July 2007A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
12Mohammad Hamid Ansari
(born in 1937)
Hamid ansari.jpg2007
11 August 2007IncumbentPratibha Patil
Pranab Mukherjee
  • † Died in office

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