Kiran Bedi

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Kiran Bedi
Dr. Kiran Bedi in 2017 (cropped).jpg
28th Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry
Assumed office
29 May 2016[1]
Chief MinisterV. Narayanasamy
Preceded byA. K. Singh
Director General of Bureau of Police Research and Development
In office
2005-2007
Police Adviser and Director of United Nations Police
In office
2003-2005
Succeeded byMark Kroeker
Personal details
Born
Kiran Peshawariya

(1949-06-09) 9 June 1949 (age 72)
Amritsar, East Punjab, India
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party
Spouse(s)
Brij Bedi
(m. 1972; dead 2016)
[2]
ChildrenSaina (born Sukriti), daughter
ParentsPrakash Lal and Prem Lata
ResidencePuducherry
Alma materPanjab University (B.A.)
University of Delhi (M.A., LL.B.)
IIT Delhi (Ph.D.)
OccupationPolitician, social activist, retired police officer
AwardsUnited Nations Medal, 2004
Ramon Magsaysay award, 1994
President's Police Medal, 1979

Kiran Bedi (born 9 June 1949) is a retired Indian Police Service officer, social activist, former tennis player and politician. She is the current Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry. She is the first female Indian Police Service (IPS) officer.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Kiran Bedi assumes charge as LG of Puducherry". The Indian Express. 29 May 2016. Retrieved 29 May 2016.
  2. "Kiran Bedi's Husband Brij Bedi Passes Away in Gurgaon". The New Indian Express. 31 January 2016.