Prime Ministers of India


Name
(birth–death)
Term of office[4]
Elections
(Lok Sabha)
1
Jawaharlal Nehru
(1889–1964)
15 August
1947
27 May
1964
[†]
16 years, 286 days
1952 (1st)
1957 (2nd)
1962 (3rd)
Gulzarilal Nanda(acting)
(1898–1998)
27 May
1964
9 June
1964
13 days
(3rd)

2
Lal Bahadur Shastri
(1904–1966)
9 June
1964
11 January
1966
[†]
1 year, 216 days
(3rd)
Gulzarilal Nanda(acting)
(1898–1998)
11 January
1966
24 January
1966
13 days
(3rd)
3
Indira Gandhi
(1917–1984)
24 January
1966
24 March
1977
11 years, 59 days
(3rd)
1967 (4th)
1971 (5th)
4
Morarji Desai
(1896–1995)
24 March
1977
28 July
1979
[RES]
2 years, 126 days
1977 (6th)
5
Charan Singh
(1902–1987)
28 July
1979
14 January
1980
[RES]
170 days
 – (6th)
(3)
Indira Gandhi
(1917–1984)
14 January
1980
[§]
31 October
1984
[†]
4 years, 291 days
1980 (7th)
6
Rajiv Gandhi
(1944–1991)
31 October
1984
2 December
1989
5 years, 32 days
(7th)
1984 (8th)
7
V. P. Singh
(1931–2008)
2 December
1989
10 November
1990
[NC]
343 days
1989 (9th)
8
Chandra Shekhar
(1927–2007)
10 November
1990
21 June
1991
[a]
223 days
 (9th)
9
P. V. Narasimha Rao
(1921–2004)
21 June
1991
16 May
1996
4 years, 330 days
1991(10th)
10
Atal Bihari Vajpayee
(born 1924)
16 May
1996
1 June
1996
[RES]
16 days
1996(11th)
11
H. D. Deve Gowda
(born 1933)
1 June
1996
21 April
1997
[RES]
324 days
(11th)
12
Inder Kumar Gujral
(1919–2012)
21 April
1997
19 March
1998
332 days
(11th)
(10)
Atal Bihari Vajpayee
(born 1924)
19 March
1998
[§]
22 May
2004
6 years, 64 days
1998(12th)
1999(13th)
13
Manmohan Singh
(born 1932)
22 May
2004
26 May
2014
10 years, 4 days
2004(14th)
2009(15th)
14
Narendra Modi
(born 1950)
26 May
2014
[5]
Incumbent
-
2014(16th)
1.   Jump up^ Chandra Shekhar officially resigned as Prime Minister on 13 March 1991, but he and his ministers continued in office until Rao succeeded him