Ever since its independence from the British Raj in 1947, India has been a federal constitutional republic governed under a parliamentary system laid down by the Constitution of India. According to the Constitution, the Prime Minister is the chief executive head of the country vested with powers for the smooth functioning and working of the country. Though the country also has a presidential post, the role of the President is largely ceremonial and his de facto powers are usually exuded by the Prime Minister. Till date, India has had fifteen appointed Prime Ministers. The first and longest serving prime minister of India, when Jawaharlal Nehru took up the office, India was reeling from the effects of partition. Despite strenuous situation, Nehru propelled India towards advancement, bringing forth radical changes in the country’s domestic, international, social and economic policies. His term of 16 years was succeeded by Lal Bahadur Shastri. Indira Gandhi became the first woman premier. Her son, Rajiv Gandhi, too, took up premiership, thus becoming the youngest PM of India. Current PM, Narendra Modi rise to the office has been historic in Indian governance. A charismatic yet controversial leader, Modi’s no-nonsense spirit and can-do leadership skills have earned him reputation around the globe. His ambitious projects have truly made him the hope of aspirational India! Check this section to get details about the life and works of Indian Prime Ministers.
Narendra ModiNarendra Modi

17 September 1950

Indira GandhiIndira Gandhi

19 November 1917

Jawaharlal NehruJawaharlal Nehru

14 November 1889

Rajiv GandhiRajiv Gandhi

20 August 1944

Lal Bahadur ShastriLal Bahadur Shastri

02 October 1904

Atal Bihari VajpayeeAtal Bihari Vajpayee

25 December 1924

Manmohan SinghManmohan Singh

26 September 1932

Morarji DesaiMorarji Desai

29 February 1896

V P SinghV. P. Singh

25 June 1931

Gulzarilal NandaGulzarilal Nanda

04 July 1898

I. K. GujralI. K. Gujral

04 December 1919