Indian presidential election, 1952

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Indian presidential election, 1952
May 2, 1952 1957 →
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Nominee Rajendra Prasad K. T. Shah
Party Independent Independent
Home state Bihar Bombay
Electoral vote 507,400 92,827

President before election


Elected President

Rajendra Prasad

The Election Commission of India held the first presidential elections of India on May 2, 1952. Dr. Rajendra Prasad won his first election with 507,400 votes over his nearest rival K. T. Shah who got 92,827 votes.


Source: Web archive of Election Commission of India website[1][2][3][4]

Candidate Electoral Values
Dr. Rajendra Prasad 507,400
K. T. Shah 92,827
Thatte Lakshman Ganesh 2,672
Chowdhry Hari Ram 1,954
Krishna Kumar Chatterjee 533
Total 605,386


  1. ^ Election Commission of India
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  4. ^ AOL news (Past and present Presidential Results)