Independence Day is observed every year, commemorating the nation's independence from the British Raj on 15 August 1947.

On 16 August 1947, Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India, raised the national flag above the Lahori Gate of the Red Fort in Delhi.

On each subsequent Independence Day, the prime minister of the nation customarily raises the flag and gives an address to the nation.

Here's our list of five iconic Prime Ministers who hoisted the national flag from the ramparts of the Red Fort on Independence Day.

Let the tricolour continue to fly high.

Happy Independence Day!