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Kiran Bedi Age, Husband, Family, Biography, Controversies, Facts & More

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Kiran Bedi

 

Bio
Real NameKiran Peshawaria
ProfessionRetired Indian Police Officer, Social Activist, Current Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 170 cm
in meters- 1.7 m
in feet inches- 5’ 6”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 54 kg
in pounds 119 lbs
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Life
Date of Birth9 June 1949
Age (as in 2017) 68 Years
Birth PlaceAmritsar
Zodiac sign/Sun signGemini
SignatureSignature of Kiran Bedi
Nationality Indian
HometownAmritsar, Punjab
SchoolSacred Heart Convent School, Amritsar (1954)
CollegeGovernment College for Women, Amritsar
Panjab University, Chandigarh
Delhi University, New Delhi
IIT, Delhi
Educational QualificationBA (Honours in English) (1968)
MA (Political Science)
Law Degree at Delhi University (1988)
PhD (Social Sciences) (1993)
FamilyFather- Prakash Lal Peshawaria (a taxtile businessman)
Mother- Prem Lata
Kiran Bedi With Her Parents
Brother- Not Known
Sisters- Shashi, Reeta (tennis player, writer), and Anu (tennis player)
Kiran Bedi With Her Sisters
ReligionHinduism
AddressR/O 56, First Floor, Uday Park, New Delhi – 110049
Puducherry Lt. Governor, Raj Niwas, Puducherry
Controversies• In July 1993, Supreme Court of India made her aware of ignoring the apex court directives regarding giving medical attention to a under-trial prisoner.
• In 1988, she was criticised by Wadhwa Commission for her involvement in the lathi-charge on some lawyers who were protesting against the arrest of their colleague.
• She was criticised by the members of parliament for not negotiating with the government over Lokpal Bill.
• She was accused to charge business class fare instead of the economy class of air flights from her hosts by showing false invoices.
• On 26 November 2011, based on a complained filed by a Delhi-based lawyer Devinder Singh Chauhan, the crime branch of Delhi police registered a case against her for improper use of funds meant for the NGOs.
Boys, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/BoyfriendsRaj Bedi (tennis player)
Husband/SpouseRaj Bedi (tennis player)
Kiran Bedi With Her Husband Raj Bedi
Marriage Date1972
ChildrenDaughter- Sukriti (Saina) (born in September 1975)
Kiran Bedi With Her Daughter Saina
Style Quotient
Car CollectionMaruti 800
Money Factor
Net Worth (Approx.) ₹67 lakh (6.7 million)

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Some Lesser Known Facts About Kiran Bedi

  • Does Kiran Bedi smoke?: Not Known
  • Does Kiran Bedi drink alcohol?: Not Known
  • Her great-great-grandfather was migrated from Peshawar to Amritsar.
  • She was brought up in the atmosphere of Hindu and Sikh traditions.
  • During school, she joined National Cadet Corps (NCC) and in 1970, she won the NCC Cadet Officer award.
  • From 1970 to 1972, she worked as a lecturer at Khalsa College for Women in Amritsar.
  • She was interested in playing tennis from childhood, and the first time she participated in national junior lawn tennis championship at Delhi Gymkhana. Kiran Bedi
  • She won the Junior National Lawn Tennis Championship (1966), All India Intervarsity Tennis title (1968), Northern India Lawn Tennis Championship (1970), Asian Lawn Tennis Championship (1972), All India Hard Court Tennis Championship (1974), All India Interstate Women’s Lawn Tennis Championship (1975), National Women’s Lawn Tennis Championship (1976), and the National Sports Festival for Women (1976).
  • She also won the ‘Lionel Fonseka Memorial Trophy’ against Sri Lanka.
  • She used to visit the Service Club courts in Amritsar where she got inspiration to join Indian public services from the civil servants of India. Here she also met her future husband Raj Bedi.
  • On 16 July 1972, she began her civil training at the National Academy of Administration in Mussoorie.
  • She underwent a police training (9 months) at Mount Abu in Rajasthan and then with Punjab Police in 1974. Kiran Bedi
  • After becoming IPS officer, she was appointed at Arunachal Pradesh Goa Mizoram Union Territories (AGMUT). At that time she was the first woman who became the IPS officer of India. Kiran Bedi Leading The Delhi Police Contingent On 26 January, 1973
  • In 1975, She was appointed at Chanakyapuri subdivision.
  • On 15 November 1978, she successfully coped with the clashes of Nirankari and Akali Sikhs near India Gate in  Delhi and was honoured with the Police Medal for Gallantry by the Indian President in October 1980.
  • In 1979, she creditably reduced the crime in the West District of Delhi by recruiting civilian volunteers in each nearby village, night patrolling by civilians and armed policemen, installing complaint boxes in each ward, and by implementing an open door policy that helped citizens to interact with her directly for any complaint.
  • In October 1981,  she became DCP (Traffic), and she skillfully handled the traffic crises caused by the 1982 Asian Games; with the co-operation of Delhi Electric Supply Undertaking, Municipal Corporation, and Development Authority of Delhi. She also used the policies like replacing challans with spot fines for erratic
    motorists and towing improperly parked vehicles.
  • She collected the traffic guidance materials worth Rs. 3,500,000 with the help of sponsors and provided four-wheelers (first time) to the inspectors working in the traffic unit. During this time, she also acquired the name ‘Crane Bedi’ due to her unbiased implementation of traffic laws and towing Prime Minister Indira Gandhi’s vehicle from the improper parking lot.
  • After the Asian Games, when an award ‘Asian Jyoti’ was offered to her for her satisfactory services, she recommended to offer it to the entire traffic unit.
  • She also worked as an advisor to the Governor of Chandigarh and the Director General of Narcotics Control Bureau.
  • Due to her work for peace, she won the United Nations medal. Kiran Bedi Addressing In The United Nations
  • While working as an inspector general of Tihar jail, she brought several reforms like Vipassana and Yoga in
    the imprison system. For this, she has been received the awards like Ramon Magsaysay Award and the Jawaharlal Nehru Fellowship. Kiran BediKiran Bedi
  • In 1987, she helped to establish Navjyoti India Foundation (NIF) to rehabilitate the drug addicts.
  • United Nations has given the “Serge Soitiroff Memorial Award” to her Vision Foundation which was established with the purpose of Police and Prison reforms in 1994.
  • Along with Arvind Kejriwal and Anna Hazare, she is one of the important members of IAC (India Against Corruption).
  • She won the awards like Women of the Year (1980), Asia Region for drug prevention and control (1991), Mahila Shiromani (1995), Father Machismo Humanitarian (1995), Joseph Beuys (1997), Pride of India (1999), Mother Teresa Memorial National (2005), Suryadatta National (2007), STAR Parivaar (2009-10), Loreal Paris Femina Women (2014). Kiran Bedi
  • She avoided taking leaves during her ten years career until her daughter was seriously ill.
  • After retiring from IPS in 2007, she joined the Indian politics with BJP. Kiran Bedi With Current Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi
  • Presently, she is the Lieutenant Governor of the union territory of Puducherry.
  • She has been hosting a famous TV series ‘Aap Ki Kacheri’ on Star Plus channel. Kiran Bedi
  • Now, she has been declared as a BJP candidate for the forthcoming Delhi Assembly elections.
  • She revealed some interesting facts about her personality in a popular TV show ‘Aap Ki Adalat.’

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