Solid-state lighting (SSL) is emerging as a highly competent field and a possible alternative to existing lighting technologies. Development of a suitable phosphor is an important aspect of SSL. The aim of this review is to summarize status of Inorganic Phosphors towards SSL applications. Various examples have been taken from oxide, fluoride, nitride, sulfide and phosphate based host lattices. The important concepts like CIE coordinates and Color Correlated Temperature (CCT) will also be discussed. The sections encompasses of red, blue and green light emitting phosphors. The white light emitting phosphors will also be discussed in details.