Wed. Sep 28th, 2022
S.N. Name Born-Dead Term of office Remark
1 Jawahar Lal Nehru (1889–1964) 15 August 1947 to 27 May 1964 The first prime minister of India and the longest-serving PM of India, the first to die in office.
16 years, 286 days
2 Gulzarilal Nanda (Acting) (1898-1998) 27 May 1964 to 9 June 1964, First acting PM of India
13 days
3 Lal Bahadur Shastri (1904–1966) 9 June 1964 to 11 January 1966 He has given the slogan of ‘Jai Jawan Jai Kisan’ during the Indo-Pak war of 1965
1 year, 216 days
4. Gulzari Lal Nanda  (Acting) (1898-1998) 11 January 1966 to 24 January 1966
13 days
5 Indira Gandhi (1917–1984) 24 January 1966 to 24 March 1977 First female Prime Minister of India
11 years, 59 days
6 Morarji Desai (1896–1995) 24 March 1977 to  28 July 1979 Oldest to become PM (81 years old) and first to resign from office
2 year, 126 days
7 Charan Singh (1902–1987) 28 July 1979 to 14 January 1980 Only PM who did not face the Parliament
170 days
8 Indira Gandhi (1917–1984) 14 January 1980 to 31 October 1984 The first lady who served as PM for the second term
4 years, 291 days
9 Rajiv Gandhi (1944–1991) 31 October 1984 to 2 December 1989 Youngest to become PM (40 years old)
5 years, 32 days
10 V. P. Singh (1931–2008) 2 December 1989 to 10 November 1990 First PM to step down after a vote of no confidence
343 days
11 Chandra Shekhar (1927–2007) 10 November 1990 to 21 June 1991 He belongs to  Samajwadi Janata Party
223 days
12 P. V. Narasimha Rao (1921–2004) 21 June 1991 to 16 May 1996 First PM from south India
4 years, 330 days
13 Atal Bihari Vajpayee (1924- 2018) 16 May 1996 to 1 June 1996 PM for shortest tenure
16 days
14 H. D. Deve Gowda (born 1933) 1 June 1996 to 21 April 1997 He belongs to  Janata Dal
324 days
15 Inder Kumar Gujral (1919–2012) 21 April 1997 to 19 March 1998 ——
332 days
16 Atal Bihari Vajpayee (1924-2018) 19 March 1998 to 22 May 2004  The first non-congress PM who completed a full term as PM
6 years, 64 days
17 Manmohan Singh (born 1932) 22 May 2004 to 26 May 2014  First Sikh PM
10 years, 4 days
18 Narendra Modi (born 1950) 26 May 2014 – Present 4th Prime Minister of India who served two consecutive tenures

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