There have been 12 Presidents of India since the introduction of post in 1950. The President of India is the head of state. The President is also commander in chief of the armed forces of India. The post of the President is also known as Rashtrapati.
The President is elected by an electoral college composed of elected members of the Parliament Houses, Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha, Vidhan Sabha. The post was established when India was declared as a republic with the adoption of the Indian Constitution.
The thirteenth President of India is UPA nominated Pranab Mukherjee. Below are the 13 nominated Presidents of India, who have served the nation from time to time.