Who is the First Woman President of India?

By Shubhra Anand Jain|Updated : October 18th, 2022

Pratibha Patil is the first female President of India who served from 2007-2012. She was the 12th President of India after APJ Abdul Kalam. Apart from being the 1st last President of India, Pratibha Patil was also the first Maharashtrian to become President. 

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First Woman President of India

Pratibha Patil was sworn to be the first female president of India and the 12th President on 25 July 2002. 

  • Pratibha Devisingh Patil was also the Governor of Rajasthan from 2004-2007. 
  • She was the UPA Nomination for India's President. 
  • She is an Indian politician and lawyer who served as the 12th President of India from 2007 to 2012.
  • She became the first woman President of India.
  • She is a member of the Indian National Congress
  • Pratibha Patil was a Lok Sabha member from 1991 to 1996.
  • In 1962, she was elected to the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly for the Jalgaon constituency at the age of 27.
  • After that, she won the Muktainagar (formerly Adalabad) constituency on four consecutive occasions between 1967 and 1985.
  • She was elected as a member of Parliament representing the Amravati constituency in 1991.

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  • Pratibha Patil (Pratibha Devisingh Patil) was the 1st female President of India. She was sworn in as the 12th President of India.

  • Pratibha Patil is the only and the first woman president of India till date. 

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