Prime_Minister_Manmohan_Singh_in_WEF_,2009_(cropped)List of Prime Ministers of india : The Prime Minister of India is the political leader of the country and the principal head of government of the Republic of India. As addressed to in the Constitution of India, the prime minister is the chief of government, chief advisor to the president, head of the Council of Ministers and the leader of the majority party in parliament. The office holder is responsible for nominating all other members of the government, chairing cabinet meetings.[1] The office of Prime Minister was created immediately after the establishment of India, according to the Indian Independence Act, in 1947.[a][2] There have been 13 and one acting prime ministers since 1947. From Indian National Congress; six, Janata Dal; three and one from Janata Party, Janata Party (Secular), Samajwadi Janata Party, Bharatiya Janata Party leaders have served at the post.

No
Name
Entered office
Left office
Date of Birth
Date of Death
Political party
1
Jawahar Lal Nehru
15-Aug-1947
27-May-1964
14-Nov-1889
27-May-1964
Indian NationalCongress
2
Gulzarilal Nanda
27-May-1964
9 June 1964 *
4 July 1898
15-Jan-1998
Indian NationalCongress
3
Lal Bahadur Shastri
09-Jun-1964
11-Jan-1966
02-Oct-1904
11-Jan-1966
Indian NationalCongress
4
Gulzarilal Nanda
11-Jan-1966
24 January 1966 *
4-July-1898
15-Jan-1998
Indian NationalCongress
5
Indira Gandhi
24-Jan-1966
24-Mar-1977
19-Nov-1917
31-Oct-1984
Indian NationalCongress
6
Morarji Desai
24-Mar-1977
28-Jul-1979
29-Feb-1896
10-Apr-1995
Janata Party
7
Charan Singh
28-Jul-1979
14-Jan-1980
23-Dec-1902
29-May-1987
Janata Party
8
Indira Gandhi
14-Jan-1980
31-Oct-1984
19-Nov-1917
31-Oct-1984
Indian NationalCongress
9
Rajiv Gandhi
31-Oct-1984
02-Dec-1989
20-Aug-1944
21-May-1991
Indian National Congress(Indira)
10
Vishwanath PratapSingh
02-Dec-1989
10-Nov-1990
25-Jun-1931
27-Nov-2008
Janata Dal
11
Chandra Shekhar
10-Nov-1990
21-Jun-1991
01-Jul-1927
08-Jul-2007
Samajwadi JanataParty
12
P. V. Narasimha Rao
21-Jun-1991
16-May-1996
28-Jun-1921
23-Dec-2004
Indian NationalCongress
13
Atal Bihari Vajpayee
16-May-1996
01-Jun-1996
25-Dec-1924
Alive
Bharatiya JanataParty
14
H. D. Deve Gowda
01-Jun-1996
21-Apr-1997
18-May-1933
Alive
Janata Dal
15
Inder Kumar Gujral
21-Apr-1997
19-Mar-1998
04-Dec-1919
Alive
Janata Dal
16
Atal Bihari Vajpayee
19-Mar-1998
22-May-2004
25-Dec-1924
Alive
Bharatiya JanataParty
17
Dr. Manmohan Singh
22-May-2004
Incumbent
26-Sep-1932
Alive

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