List of Prime Minister 1947-2019

 

S.N. Name Born-Dead Term of office Remark
1. Jawahar Lal Nehru (1889–1964) 5 August 1947-27 May 1964

16 years, 286 days

First prime minister of India and longest serving PM of India, first to die in office.
2. Gulzarilal Nanda (1898–1998) 27 May,1964 to 9 June 1964,

13 days

First acting PM of India
3. Lal Bahadur Shastri (1904–1966) 9 June, 1964 to 11 January 1966

1 year, 216 days

He given slogan of ‘Jai Jawan Jai Kisan’ during Indo-Pak war of 1965
4. Indira Gandhi (1917–1984) 24 January 1966 to 24 March 1977

11 years, 59 days

First lady Prime Minister of India
5. Morarji Desai (1896–1995) 24 March 1977 – 28 July 1979

2 year, 116 days

Oldest to become PM @ 81 and first to resign from office
6. Charan Singh (1902–1987) 28 July, 1979 to 14 Jan. 1980

170 days

Only PM who did not face the Parliament
7. Indira Gandhi (1917–1984) 14 Jan.1980 to 31 Oct. 1984

4 years, 291 days

First lady who served as PM for second term
8. Rajiv Gandhi (1944–1991) 31 Oct, 1984 to 2 Dec. 1989

5 years, 32 days

Youngest to become PM @ 40 year
9. V. P. Singh (1931–2008) 2 Dec. 1989 to 10 Nov. 1990

343 days

First PM to step down after vote of no confidence
10. Chandra Shekhar (1927–2007) 10 November,1990 to 21 June 1991

223 days

He belongs to  Samajwadi Janata Party
11. P. V. Narasimha Rao (1921–2004) 21 June 1991 to 16 May 1996

4 years, 330 days

First PM from south India
12. Atal Bihari Vajpayee (born 1924) 16 May, 1996 to 1 June 1996

16 days

PM for shortest tenure
13. H. D. Deve Gowda (born 1933) 1 June, 1996 to 21 April 1997

324 days

He belongs to  Janata Dal
14. Inder Kumar Gujral (1919–2012) 21 April 1997 to 19 March, 1998  332 days ——
15. Atal Bihari Vajpayee (born 1924) 19 March, 1998 to 22 May 2004

6 years, 64 days

 First non congress PM who completed full term as PM
16. Manmohan Singh (born 1932) 22 May 2004 to 26 May 2014

10 years, 4 May 2 days

 First Sikh PM
17. Narendra Modi (born 1950) 26 May 2014, Incumbent 4th Prime Minister of India who served two consecutive tenures

 

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