After the President, the Vice-President of India is the country’s second most important authority figure. According to Article 65 of the Indian Constitution, he has the authority to make critical decisions under specific contingencies such as resignation, dismissal, death, impeachment, or the president’s inability to fulfil his/her powers.
The Vice-President of India is the ex-officio chairman of the Rajya Sabha.
The following qualifications are required for this position:
Indian citizen who has reached the age of 35.
He should not hold any profit-making positions in the union government, state government, public authority, or municipal authority.
Since the post’s inception in the Indian Constitution, there have been 13 Vice-Presidents.

Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was the first Vice-President of India. He took oath at Rashtrapati Bhavan on 13 May 1952.

The list of Vice-Presidents of India from 1950 to 2021 is listed below:

Vice – President of IndiaTerm of office
Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan (First Vice-President of India)13 May 1952 – 12 May 195713 May 1957 – 12 May 1962
Zakir Hussain13 May 1962 – 12 May 1967
V. V. Giri13 May 1967 – 3 May 1969
Gopal Swarup Pathak31 August 1969 – 30 August 1974
B. D. Jatti31 August 1974 – 30 August 1979
Mohammad Hidayatullah31 August 1979 – 30 August 1984
R. Venkataraman31 August 1984 – 24 July 1987
Shankar Dayal Sharma3 September 1987 – 24 July 1992
K. R. Narayanan21 August 1992 – 24 July 1997
Krishan Kant21 August 1997 – 27 July 2002
Bhairon Singh Shekhawat19 August 2002 – 21 July 2007
Mohammad Hamid Ansari11 August 2007 – 11 August 201211 August 2012 – 11 August 2017
Venkaiah Naidu11 August 2017 – Incumbent

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