THE UNIVERSAL COMPENDIUM of Lists

Prime Ministers of India


#
Name
Term
Party
Cessation
Birth/Death
1 Jawaharlal Nehru Aug. 1947-
May 1964
Congress d. in office
1889-1964
2 Gulzari Lal Nanda* (1) May 1964-
June 1966
Congress interim role ended
1898-1998
3 Lal Bahadur Shastri June 1964-
Jan. 1966
Congress d. in office
1904-1966
(2) Gulzari Lal Nanda* (2) 11-24 Jan.
1966
Congress interim role ended
v.s.
4 Indira Gandhi (1) Jan. 1966-
Mar. 1977
Congress electoral defeat
1917-1984
5 Morarji Desai Mar. 1977-
July 1979
Janata electoral defeat
1896-1995
6 Charan Singh July 1979-
Jan. 1980
Janata electoral defeat
1902-1987
(4) Indira Gandhi (2) Jan. 1980-
Oct. 1984
Congress d. in office
v.s.
7 Rajiv Gandhi Oct. 1984-
Dec. 1989
Congress electoral defeat
1944-1991
8 Vishwanath Prathap Singh  Dec. 1989-
Nov. 1990
National Front Coalition electoral defeat
1931-2008
9 Chandra Shekhar Nov. 1990-
June 1991
Janata electoral defeat
1927-2007
10
P. V. Narasimha Rao
June 1991-
June 1996
Congress
electoral defeat
1921-2004
11 H. D. Deve Gowda June 1996-
Apr. 1997
United Front Coalition replaced
1933-
12 Inder K. Gujral Apr. 1997-
Dec. 1997
United Front Coalition electoral defeat
1919-
13 Atal B. Vajpayee (1) Mar. 1998-
Apr. 1999
BJP-led Coalition lost vote of no confidence
1924-
(13)  Atal B. Vajpayee (2) Oct. 1999- 
May 2004
BJP-led Coalition electoral defeat
v.s.
14 Manmohan Singh May 2004-
present
Congress-led Coalition  
1932-

Notes

* interim caretaker prime minister
† assassinated

Sources

Jain, M., ed. Semi annual national and international updates: deaths. Pratiyogita Darpan, February 2009, no.32, pp.1520-1522.

Jha, R. The Indian Economy Sixty Years After Independence. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.

Lyon, P. Conflict Between India and Pakistan: An Encyclopedia. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, Inc., 2008.

Wolpert, S., ed. Encyclopedia of India, vol. 3. Detroit: Charles Scribner's Sons, 2006.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




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