The President of India is the head of state and first citizen of India. The President is also the Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Armed Forces.
The Vice-President of India is the second-highest constitutional office in India, after the President.
Rajendra Prasad, the first President of India in 1947.
Two presidents, Zakir Hussain and Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed, have died in office.
The terms of Varahagiri Venkata Giri, Muhammad Hidayatullah, and Basappa Danappa Jatti, who have functioned as acting presidents.
Pratibha Patil, who was in office till 25 July 2012, was elected as the 12th President of India in 2007. She is also the first woman to serve as President of India.
The current President is Pranab Mukherjee elected on 25 July 2012.
Mukherjee held various posts in the cabinet ministry for the Government of India such as Finance Minister, Foreign Minister, Defence Minister and Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission. He originally comes from West Bengal and is also the first Bengali to hold the post of the President.
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