List of Vice-Presidents of India

List of Vice-Presidents of India (1950-2009)

The Vice-President of India is the second-highest ranking government official in the executive branch of the Government of India after the President. The Vice-President also has the legislative function of acting as the Chairman of the Rajya Sabha.

Article 63 of the Constitution of India provides for a Vice-President: "There shall be a Vice-President of India". While the Indian Vice-President could be elected for any number of terms, the Constitution requires that the Vice-President must be a citizen of India. The qualifications for Vice-President are the same as those for President.

The Vice-President acts as President in the event of the death, resignation, or removal of the President, until a new President is chosen by the electoral college. The Vice-President may also act temporarily as President during the absence or illness of the President.


No.Vice-PresidentTook officeLeft officePresident
1Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan13 May 195212 May 1962Rajendra
Prasad
2Zakir Hussain13 May 196212 May 1967Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
3Varahagiri Venkata
Giri
13 May 19673 May 1969Zakir Hussain
4Gopal
Swarup Pathak
31 August 196930 August 1974Varahagiri Venkata
Giri
5Basappa Danappa Jatti31 August 197430 August 1979Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed
6Muhammad Hidayat Ullah31 August 197930 August 1984Neelam Sanjiva Reddy
7Ramaswamy
Venkataraman
31 August 198427 July 1987Giani Zail
Singh
8Shankar Dayal Sharma3 September 198724 July 1992Ramaswamy
Venkataraman
9Kocheril Raman
Narayanan
21 August 199224 July 1997Shankar Dayal Sharma
10Krishan Kant21 August 199727 July 2002Kocheril Raman
Narayanan
11Bhairon Singh Shekhawat19 August 200221 July 2007A.
P. J. Abdul Kalam
12Mohammad Hamid Ansari11 August 2007IncumbentPratibha
Patil

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