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“We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.”

These are the words of our first Prime Minister of India Jawahar Lal Nehru whose vision shaped the modern India we live in today.

First Prime Minister of India

Prime Minister  of Indian Republic is the executive head of the central government and also the leader of cabinet. The real powers of ruling the country is vested in him and his Cabinet. Prime minister and his cabinet is elected by the people of India and Appointed by the President of India, In this article we will learn about the first prime minister of India none another then Jawahar Lal Nehru.

Articles Related to First Prime Minister of India

The following Articles deal with the Prime Minister of India.

  • The executive powers of the Union shall be vested in the president and shall be exercised either directly or through subordinate officers, in accordance with the Constitution.
— Article 53(1), Constitution of India
  • There shall be a Council of Ministers with the Prime Minister at the head to aid and advise the president who shall, in the exercise of his functions, act in accordance with such advice.
— Article 74(1), Constitution of India
  • The Prime Minister shall be appointed by the President and the other Ministers shall be appointed by the President on the advice of the Prime Minister.
— Article 75(1), Constitution of India

First Prime Minister of India : Jawaharlal Nehru

DOB 14 Nov 1889
Term as Prime Minister 1946 to 1964
Important Books Glimpses of the world History,
Discovery of India
letters from a father to his daughter.

Jawaharlal Nehru was an important revolutionary figure during the struggles for Independence during the middle third of twentieth century.  He was a firm advocate of  parliamentary democracy, secularism, and science and technology. Nehru belonged to a very elite and wealthy family and got educated in England.

After Returning to India he served as a barrister in Allahabad High court, he joined congress in 1920s and became congress president in 1929.

He participated in full fledged Indian National movement and developed the International outlook of Indian national movement, in 1929 he drafted policies of congress and future Indian nation on 31 January 1929, Nehru hoisted the tricolor flag of India upon the banks of the Ravi in Lahore and read out the pledge of Independence which was a testament of India’s struggle for an Indian Independence. during this time Nehru served times in jail and Authored many of his literary works.

On 15th August 1947, the day of India’s Independence he assumed the Office of  Prime Minister with his famous speech “Tryst with Destiny“.

List of Prime Minister of India from 1947 to 2021

The Following list provide the list of  all the Prime ministers who served the Sovereign Indian nation and contributed in the largest Democracy of the world.

Prime Minister Name Tenure
Jawahar Lal Nehru 15 Aug 1947 to 27 May 1964
Gulzari Lal Nanda 27 May 1964 to 9 June 1964
Lal Bahadur Shastri 09 Jun 1964 to 11 Jan 1966
Gulzarilal Nanda 11 Jan 1966 to 24 January 1966
Indira Gandhi 24 Jan 1966 to 24 Mar 1977
Morarji Desai 24 Mar 1977 to 28 Jul 1979
Charan Singh 28 Jul 1979 to 14 Jan 1980
Indira Gandhi 14 Jan 1980 to 31 Oct 1984
Rajiv Gandhi 31 Oct 1984 to 02 Dec 1989
Vishwanath Pratap Singh 02 Dec 1989 to 10 Nov 1990
Chandra Shekhar 10 Nov 1990 to 21 Jun 1991
P. V. Narasimha Rao 21 Jun 1991 to 16 May 1996
Atal Bihari Vajpayee 16 May 1996 to 01 Jun 1996
H. D. Deve Gowda 01 Jun 1996 to 21 Apr 1997
Atal Bihari Vajpayee 19 Mar 1998 to 22 May 2004
Dr. Manmohan Singh 22 May 2004 to 26 May 2014
Narendra Damodar das Modi 26 May 2014 to Incumbent

 

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First Prime Minister of India: FAQs

Q1. Who is the Current Prime Minister of India?

Ans. Narendra Damodardas Modi is the  Prime Minister of India.

Q2. Who is the youngest Prime Minister of India?

Ans. Rajiv Gandhi, was the youngest Prime Minister of India.

Q3. Which Article is related to the Prime Minister of India?

Ans. According to  article 74 ,There shall be a Council of Ministers with the Prime Minister at the head to aid and advise the president who shall, in the exercise of his functions, act in accordance with such advice.

Q4. What is the shortest tenure of Prime Minister in India?

Ans Atal Bihari vajpeyee’s 13 day tenure is the shortest till now.

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