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Presidents of Indian National Congress

First Online: August 15, 2004
Page Last Updated: April 04, 2014

Year

Location of  Convention

President

Portraits

1885 Bombay Womesh Chandra Bonnerjee

Womesh Chandra Banerji
W.C. Bonnerjee

Dadhabhai Naoroji
Dadabhai Naoroji

1886 Calcutta Dadabhai Naoroji
1887 Madras Badruddin Tyabji
1888 Allahabad George Yule

George Yule
George Yule

Phirozshah M. Mehta
Pherozeshah Mehta

1889 Bombay William Wedderburn
1890 Calcutta Pherozeshah Mehta
1891 Nagpur P. Ananda Charlu    
1892 Allahabad Womesh Chandra Bonnerjee    
1893 Lahore Dadabhai Naoroji    
1894 Madras Alfred Webb    
1895 Poona Surendranath Banerjea    
1896 Calcutta Rahimtulla M. Sayani    
1897 Amraoti C. Sankaran Nair

Chettur Sankaran Nair
Sankaran Nair

 
1898 Madras Ananda Mohan Bose  
1899 Lucknow Romesh Chunder Dutt  
1900 Lahore Narayan Ganesh Chandavarkar  
1901 Calcutta Dinshaw Edulji Wacha    
1902 Ahmedabad Surendranath Banerjea    
1903 Madras Lalmohan Ghosh    
1904 Bombay Henry Cotton

Gopal Krishna Gokhale (1866-1915)
Gokhale

Henry Cotton (1845-1915)
Henry Cotton

1905 Benares Gopal Krishna Gokhale
1906 Calcutta Dadabhai Naoroji
1907 Surat Rashbihari Ghosh    
1908 Madras Rashbihari Ghosh    
1909 Lahore Madan Mohan Malaviya    
1910 Allahabad William Wedderburn    
1911 Calcutta Bishan Narayan Dar    
1912 Bankipur Rao Bahadur Raghunath
Narasinha Mudholkar
   
1913 Karachi Nawab Syed Mohammad Bahadur    
1914 Madras Bhupendra Nath Bose    
1915 Bombay Satyendra Prasanna Sinha    
1916 Lucknow Ambica Charan Mazumdar    
1917 Calcutta Annie Besant    
1918 Bombay Syed Hasan Imam    
1918 Delhi  Madan Mohan Malaviya    
1919 Amritsar Motilal Nehru    
1920 Calcutta Lala Lajpat Rai    
1920 Nagpur  C. Vijayaraghavachariar    
1921 Ahmedabad Hakim Ajmal Khan    
1922 Gaya Chittaranjan Das    
1923 Cocanada Maulana Mohammad Ali    
1923 Delhi Maulana Abul Kalam Azad    
1924 Belgaum Mahatma Gandhi    
1925 Kanpur Sarojini Naidu    
1926 Gauhati S. Srinivasa Iyengar    
1927 Madras Mukhtar Ahmad Ansari    
1928 Calcutta Motilal Nehru    
1929 Lahore Jawaharlal Nehru    
1931 Karachi Vallabhbhai Patel    
1932 Delhi Madan Mohan Malaviya    
1933 Calcutta Nellie Sen Gupta/Madan Mohan Malaviya    
1934 Bombay Rajendra Prasad    
1935 Lucknow Jawaharlal Nehru    
1936 Faizpur Jawaharlal Nehru    
1938 Haripura Subhas Chandra Bose

Babu Subhash Chandra Bose
Subhas Chandra Bose

Moulana Abul Kalam Azad
Maulana  A.K. Azad

1939 Tripuri Subhas Chandra Bose
1940 Ramgarh Maulana Abul Kalam Azad
1946 Meerut J. B. Kripalani    
1948 Jaipur Pattabhi Sitaramayya    
1950 Nasik Purshottam Das Tandon    
1951 New Delhi Jawaharlal Nehru

Handsome Jawaharlal Nehru
Jawaharlal Nehru

Pandit Motilal Nehru
Motilal Nehru

1953 Hyderabad Jawaharlal Nehru
1954 Kalyani  Jawaharlal Nehru
1955 Avadi (Madras) U. N. Dhebar    
1956 Amritsar U. N. Dhebar    
1957 Indore U. N. Dhebar    
1958 Gauhati U. N. Dhebar    
1959 Nagpur U. N. Dhebar    
1960 Bangalore Neelam Sanjeeva Reddy    
1961 Bhavnagar Neelam Sanjeeva Reddy    
1962 Patna Neelam Sanjeeva Reddy    
1964 Bhubaneswar K. Kamaraj    
1965 Durgapur K. Kamaraj  

B. Pattabhi Sitaramiah (1880 - 1959)
Pattabhi Sitaramayya

1966 Jaipur K. Kamaraj  
1968 Hyderabad S. Nijalingappa  
1969 Faridabad S. Nijalingappa    
1969 Bombay Jagjivan Ram    
1972 Calcutta Shankar Dayal Sharma    
1975 Chandigarh Dev Kanta Borooah    
1978 New Delhi Indira Gandhi

Portrait of Indira Gandhi
Indira Gandhi

Rajiv Gandhi (1944-91)
Rajiv Gandhi

1983 Calcutta Indira Gandhi
1985 Bombay Rajiv Gandhi
1992 Tirupati P. V. Narasimha Rao    
1997 Calcutta Sitaram Kesri    
 Current Sonia Gandhi    

See Also:

Files of Indian National Congress
Congress Archive

Pictures
Presidents Message for Haripura Congress ConventionDa. Pa. KaramarakarKhan Mohammad Abbas Khan C. Rajagopalachari (1878 - 1972)  Dadabhai Navroji (1825-1917) Bhagwan Das (1869-1958)Portrait of Jamnalal Bajaj
Anjali Ammal Narottam Morarji Picture of Kamala Nehru Kadengodlu Shankar Bhat Swadeshi Memorabilia Portrait of Indira GandhiSalt March to Break the Law
Subhash Chandra Bose Making a Radio BroadcastGandhian Freedom Fighters Soldiers of Non-violence Marching to Break LawSatyagrahis squatting on the beach to break lawLohia at Congress ConventionBidhan Chandra Roy (1882 - 1962)Anugrah Narayan Sinha
Congressman Balakrishna Sharma (1897-1960)Babu Purushottamdas TandonV. I. Muniswamy PillaiBalaji Bhawansa WalvekarB. Pattabhi Sitaramiah (1880 - 1959)Deshabandhu Chittaranjan DasSardar Vallabhai Patel
Maulana Abdul Kalam AzadDeshbandhu Chitta Ranjan Das (1870-1925)Pandit Motilal NehruRao Bahadur MudholkarAcharya Prafulla Chandra Ray (1861-1944)Henry Cotton (1845-1915)N.G. Chandavarkar (1855-1923)
Alan Octavian HumeIndira NehruAnnie BesantNawasb Syed Muhammad  BahadurMarch of Satyagrahis in Goa

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