CIVIL, National

Prime Ministers of India

Name
(birth–death)
 MAJOR WORK
Prior Office
Party
(Alliance)
Elected constituency
Term of office
Appointed by
1
Jawaharlal Nehru
(1889–1964)
Indian freedom fighter
Indian National Congress
Phulpur, Uttar Pradesh
15 August
1947
27 May
1964
16 years, 286 days
Lord Mountbatten

Rajendra Prasad
Gulzarilal Nanda (acting)
(1898–1998)
Minister of Labour and Employment
Indian National Congress
Sabarkantha, Gujarat
27 May
1964
9 June
1964
13 days
Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
2
Lal Bahadur Shastri
(1904–1966)
Minister of Home Affairs
Indian National Congress
Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh
9 June
1964
11 January
1966
1 year, 216 days
Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
Gulzarilal Nanda (acting)
(1898–1998)
Minister of Home Affairs
Indian National Congress
Sabarkantha, Gujarat
11 January
1966
24 January
1966
13 days
Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
3
Indira Gandhi
(1917–1984)
Minister of Information and Broadcasting

Prime Minister (Re-elected)
Indian National Congress
Rajya SabhaMP for Uttar Pradesh
24 January
1966
24 March
1977
11 years, 59 days
V. V. Giri
4
Morarji Desai
(1896–1995)
Minister of Finance and Deputy Prime Minister of India before he resigned in 1969
Janata Party
Surat, Gujarat
24 March
1977
28 July
1979
2 years, 126 days
B. D. Jatti
(acting President)
5
Charan Singh
(1902–1987)
Minister of Finance
Janata Party (Secular)
with 
Baghpat, Uttar Pradesh
28 July
1979
14 January
1980
170 days
Neelam Sanjiva Reddy
6
Indira Gandhi
(1917–1984)
Former Prime Minister
Indian National Congress (I)
Medak, Andhra Pradesh
14 January
1980
31 October
1984
4 years, 291 days
Neelam Sanjiva Reddy
7
Rajiv Gandhi
(1944–1991)
MP for Amethi
Indian National Congress (I)
Amethi, Uttar Pradesh
31 October
1984
2 December
1989
5 years, 32 days
Zail Singh
8
Vishwanath Pratap Singh
(1931–2008)
Minister of Defence
Janata Dal
(National Front)
Fatehpur, Uttar Pradesh
2 December
1989
10 November
1990
343 days
R. Venkataraman
9
Chandra Shekhar
(1927–2007)
MP for Ballia
Samajwadi Janata Party
with 
Ballia, Uttar Pradesh
10 November
1990
21 June
1991
223 days
R. Venkataraman
10
Pamulaparti Venkata Narasimha Rao
(1921–2004)
Minister of External Affairs
Indian National Congress (I)
Nandyal, Andhra Pradesh
21 June
1991
16 May
1996
4 years, 330 days
R. Venkataraman
11
Atal Bihari Vajpayee
(born 1924)
Minister of External Affairs
Bharatiya Janata Party
Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
16 May
1996
1 June
1996
16 days
Shankar Dayal Sharma
12
Haradanahalli Doddegowda Deve Gowda
(born 1933)
Chief Minister of Karnataka
Janata Dal
(United Front)
Rajya SabhaMP for Karnataka
1 June
1996
21 April
1997
324 days
Shankar Dayal Sharma
13
Inder Kumar Gujral
(1919–2012)
Minister of External Affairs
Janata Dal
(United Front)
Rajya SabhaMP for Bihar
21 April
1997
19 March
1998
332 days
Shankar Dayal Sharma
14
Atal Bihari Vajpayee
(born 1924)
Former Prime Minister
Bharatiya Janata Party
(NDA)
Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
19 March
1998
22 May
2004
6 years, 64 days
K. R. Narayanan
15
Manmohan Singh
(born 1932)
Minister of Finance
Indian National Congress
(UPA)
Rajya SabhaMP for Assam
22 May
2004
26 May
2014
10 years, 4 days
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Pratibha Patil
16
Narendra Modi
(born 1950)
Chief Minister of Gujarat
Bharatiya Janata Party
(NDA)
Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
26 May
2014
Incumbent
3 years, 222 days
Pranab Mukherjee