Prime Ministers of India

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Prime Ministers of India

Prime Ministers of India
S. No. Name Tenure Important Points to Remember
1 Jawaharlal Nehru 15 August 1947 – 27 May 1964
16 years, 286 days
  • The first prime minister of India,
  • The longest-serving PM of India.
2 Gulzari Lal Nanda 27 May 1964 – 9 June 1964
13 days
  • First acting PM of India
3 Lal Bahadur Shastri 9 June 1964 – 11 January 1966
1 year, 216 days
  • He gave the slogan of ‘Jai Jawan Jai Kisan’ during the Indo-Pak war of 1965
4 Gulzari Lal Nanda 11 January 1966 – 24 January 1966
13 days
5 Indira Gandhi 24 January 1966 – 24 March 1977
11 years, 59 days
  • First lady Prime Minister of India.
6 Morarji Desai 24 March 1977 – 28 July 1979
2 year, 126 days
  • Oldest to become PM elected at 81 years of age.
7 Charan Singh 28 July 1979 –  14 January 1980
170 days
  • Only PM who did not face the Parliament.
8 Indira Gandhi 14 January 1980 – 31 October 1984
4 years, 291 days
  • The first lady who served as PM for the second term.
9 Rajiv Gandhi 31 October 1984 –  2 December 1989
5 years, 32 days
  • Youngest PM of India, became PM at the age of 40 years.
10 Vishwanath Pratap Singh 2 December 1989 – 10 November 1990
343 days
  • First PM to step down after a vote of no confidence.
11 Chandra Shekhar 10 November 1990 – 21 June 1991
223 days
  • He belongs to  Samajwadi Janata Party.
12 P. V. Narasimha Rao 21 June 1991 – 16 May 1996
4 years, 330 days
  • First PM from south India.
13 Atal Bihari Vajpayee 16 May 1996 – 1 June 1996
16 days
  • PM for the shortest tenure.
14 H.D. Deve Gowda 1 June 1996 – 21 April 1997
324 days
  • He belongs to  Janata Dal.
15 I.K. Gujral 21 April 1997 – 19 March 1998
332 days
16 Atal Bihari Vajpayee 19 March 1998 – 22 May 2004
6 years, 64 days
  • The first non-congress PM who completed a full term as PM
17 Dr. Manmohan Singh 22 May 2004 – 26 May 2014
10 years, 4 days
18 Narendra Modi 26 May 2014 – Incumbent
  • 4th Prime Minister of India who served two consecutive tenures

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