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History Of Indian Prime Ministers Since Independence

India is considered as one of the most influential countries in the world. As the second-fastest GDP in the world, India holds a special place in the world. It is only fair that their history holds water in the overall grand scheme of world history. 

India was ruled by the British Raj for many centuries. It became free on August 15, 1947. From then, many leaders have fallen and many have arisen. This document is an attempt to remember our forefathers.

Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru

Pandit Nehru
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  • Date of Birth: 14 November 1889
  • Tenure: 1947-1964
  • Notable Achievements: Division of India based on states, Coexistence of Public and Private sectors, Abolishing of giant landholdings, Establishment of many Educational institutions, Reducing discrimination due to Hindu Marriage Act and Reservations.
  • Died: 27 May 1964
  • Age: 74 Years

Gulzarilal Nanda

Gulzarilal Nanda
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  • Date of Birth: 4 July 1898
  • Tenure: 1964(13 days),1966(13 days)[Acting Prime Minister]
  • Notable Achievements: None, because of the short tenure. 
  • Died: 15 January 1998
  • Age: 99 Years

Lal Bahadur Shastri

Lal Bahadur Shastri
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  • Date of Birth: 2 October 1904
  • Tenure: 1964-1966 
  • Notable Achievements: Made English as the official language, Promotion of White Revolution, Great leadership in the  Indo-Pakistan War
  • Died: 11 January 1966
  • Age: 61 Years 

Shrimati Indira Gandhi

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  • Date of Birth: 19 November 1917
  • Tenure: 1966-1977, 1980-1984
  • Notable Achievements: First Lady Prime Minister of India, Effective foreign policies with other countries, Equal pay for Men and Women, Suppressed the uprising in West Bengal
  • Died: 31 October 1984
  • Age: 67 Years

Shri Morarji Desai

Morarji Desai
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  • Date of Birth: 29 February 1896
  • Tenure: 1977-1979
  • Notable Achievements: Peace with China and Pakistan, Decimation of R&AW, Restriction of future Emergency Rule
  • Died: 10 April 1995
  • Age: 98 Years

Shri Charan Singh

  • Date of Birth: 23 December 1902
  • Tenure: 1977-1978, 1979(23 days)
  • Notable Achievements: None, Due to short tenure
  • Died: 28 May 1987
  • Age: 94 years

Shri Rajiv Gandhi

  • Date of Birth: 20 August 1944
  • Tenure: 1984-1989
  • Notable Achievements: Anti-Defection law, Gave support to many industries, Peace with Sri Lanka
  • Died: 21 May 1991
  • Age: 46 Years

Shri Vishwanath Pratap Singh

  • Date of Birth: 25 June 1931
  • Tenure: 1989-1990
  • Notable Achievements: Mandal Commission report, Stonewalled Reliance group
  • Death: 27 November 2008
  • Age: 77 Years

Shri Chandra Shekhar

  • Date of Birth: 1 July 1927
  • Tenure: 1991(7 months)
  • Notable Achievements: None, Due to short Tenure
  • Death: 8 July 2007
  • Age: 80 years

Shri PV Narasimha Rao

  • Date of Birth: 28 June 1921
  • Tenure: 1991-1996
  • Notable Achievements: Liberalization of Indian Economy, Handling of separatist movements and other riots, Reforms to increase foreign investments
  • Death: 23 December 2004
  • Age: 73 Years

Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee

  • Date of Birth: 25 December 1924
  • Tenure: 1996-1997,1999-2004
  • Notable Achievements: Lahore Summit, Kargil War, First Successful Nuclear Test at Pokhran.
  • Death: 16 August 2018
  • Age: 93 Years

Shri HD Deve Gowda

  • Date of Birth: 18 May 1933
  • Tenure: 1996-1997
  • Notable Achievements: None
  • Age: 87 Years

Shri Inder Kumar Gujral

  • Date of Birth: 4 December 1919
  • Tenure: 1997-1998
  • Notable Achievements: Gujral Doctrine(Foreign Policy)
  • Death: 30 November 2012
  • Age: 92 Years

Shri Manmohan Singh

  • Date of Birth: 26 September 1932
  • Tenure: 2004-2014
  • Notable Achievements: Freed India from License Raj, Started National Rural Health Mission(NHRM), Strengthened Anti-terror laws, National Rural Employment Guarantee Act(NREGA), Right to Information Act, Improved relations among different countries.
  • Age: 87 Years

Shri Narendra Modi

  • Date of Birth: 17 September 1950
  • Tenure: 2014- present
  • Notable Achievements: NITI Aayog, Digital India, Ujjwala scheme, Make in India, Demonetization, Goods and Services Tax, Swachh Bharat Mission, Trips to different countries to increase foreign ties
  • Age: 69 Years

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