Biography : Kiran Bedi IPS Officer

Kiran Bedi Biography

Kiran Peshawaria (Kiran Bedi)

Born:  9 June 1949, Amritsar, Punjab
Nickname:   Crane Bedi
Profession:   Officer, Politician, Tennis player
Education:   Panjab University, University of Delhi

The life of fearless, courageous and the first woman IPS officer of the country Kiran Bedi.

Kiran Bedi India First IPS Officer

This is to say of Kiran Bedi.

Perhaps it is due to her similar great ideas and passion that she has the distinction of being the first woman IPS in the country. At the time when the police department was dominated by men, during this time, he had pointed to the change in society by becoming an IPS.

Kiran Bedi not only raised the issue of women empowerment as a police officer, including improving the condition of prisoners, but she has also presented herself as a strong politician and a great social worker.

Let's know about the life of Kiran Bedi, the country's first woman IPS, known for her philanthropic works.

Birth, family and early life of Kiran Bedi - Ips Kiran Bedi History

Kiran Bedi was born on June 9, 1949 in Amritsar, Punjab to achieve the distinction of being the first woman IPAS in the country. His father Prakash Lal Pareshwariya was a cloth merchant as well as a tennis player.

Kiran bedi Family Photo

Kiran started playing tennis from an early age, encouraged by her father. At the same time, his mother Prem Lata was a housewife. Kiran also has three sisters. Among her sisters, Rita is a tennis player and Anu is also a tennis player. At the same time, Kiran Bedi's parents faced many struggles to teach and teach their daughters in the male-dominated country.

However, Kiran Bedi lived up to her parents' expectations and proved her talent not only in education but also in sports.

Kiran Bedi's education - Kiran Bedi Education

Kiran Bedi did her early studies at Sacred Heart Convent School in Amritsar. While at school, Kiran Bedi joined the National Cadet Corps (NCC). In 1968, Kiran Bedi graduated in English from the Government College for Women, Amritsar. In 1970, Kiran Bedi earned a master's degree in political science from Punjab University and she was a topper during this time.

TBedi completed his law studies from Delhi University in 1988. In 1993, Kiran Bedi did PHD in Social Science from IIT Delhi and wrote a thesis on Drug, Abuse and Domestic Violence.

Kiran Bedi's marriage and children - Kiran Bedi Marriage, Childrens, And Life Story

Kiran Bedi married tennis player Brij Bedi on March 9, 1972. Kiran Bedi met her life partner on the tennis court itself.

During that time both of them became friends while doing tennis practice and then they got married after that. After marriage in 1975 they had a daughter named Saina. However, her husband died of cancer in 2016.

Kiran Bedi as a tennis player - Kiran Bedi as Tennis Player

Kiran Bedi started playing tennis at the age of 9, inspired by her father. Kiran Bedi started her career as a tennis player from the year 1964.

In 1966 Kiran Bedi won the Junior National Lawn Tennis Championship. In 1968, Kiran Bedi won the title of All India Intervention Tennis title.

In 1975, Kiran Bedi won the All India International Women's Lawn Tennis Championship. In 1976, Kiran Bedi won the National Women's Lawn Tennis Championship.

Apart from this, Kiran Bedi has also won the Lionel Fonseca Memorial Trophy in 1973, representing India against Sri Lanka .

Kiran Bedi's major achievements and awards - Kiran Bedi Awards

  • In 1968, Kiran Bedi was awarded the NCC Cadet Officer Award.
  • In 1972, Kiran Bedi had the distinction of becoming the first female IPS officer of the country.
  • In 1976, Kiran Bedi won the title of National Woman Lawn Tennis Championship.
  • In 1979, Kiran Bedi played a major role in preventing violence during the Akali-Nirankari conflict, for which she was awarded the President's Bravery Award.
  • In 1980, Kiran Bedi was awarded the Woman of the Year award.
  • In 1992, Kiran Bedi was awarded the International Woman Award.
  • In 1994, Kiran Bedi was awarded the Ramon Magsaysay Award for outstanding government service.
  • In 1995, Kiran Bedi was given the Lions Club of the Year award by the Lions Club for community service.
  • In 2004, Kiran Bedi was awarded the United Nation medal for outstanding service.
  • In 2005, Kiran Bedi was awarded the " Mother Teresa Memorial National Award" by the All India Christian Council for Reform in Prison and Penal System and Social Justice .
  • In the year 2006, Kiran Bedi was awarded as the country's most acclaimed woman by The Week.
  • In 2009, Kiran Bedi was awarded the Women Excellence Award by Aaj Tak TV channel.
  • In the year 2013, Kiran Bedi was awarded the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Public Service Award by Rai University.
  • In 2014, Kiran Bedi was awarded the "L'Oreal Paris Femina Women's Award" for making a social impact.
  • Kiran Bedi as a social worker - Kiran Bedi as a Social Worker

    Kiran Bedi with Kejariwal in  Delhi

    Kiran Bedi not only works as a police officer but also as a social worker. Some of her social works are as follows- In 2001, she joined the "India Against Corruption" movement led by social activist Anna Hazare.

    Kiran Bedi launched an NGO called Navajyoti India Foundation (NIF) for the purpose of de-addiction including women empowerment, raising issues like illiteracy.

    Kiran Bedi had also founded the India Vision Foundation in 1994 to improve the condition of prisoners including women reforms, police reforms, prison reforms, rural and community development work.

    Kiran Bedi also hosted a TV program 'Aap Ki Kachari' aimed at resolving family disputes.

    Kiran Bedi controversy - Kiran Bedi Controversy

    In 1982, Kiran Bedi was surrounded by controversies when she cut the challan of the car of the country's first woman Prime Minister Indira Gandhi during her illegal parking drive while on duty in Delhi Traffic Police and later after the inquiry committee said Bedi also refused to transfer the Sub Inspector..

    In 1983, Kiran Bedi was surrounded by a lot of controversy when she informally inaugurated the "Zori Bridge" for the people of Goa .

    Kiran Bedi Join BJP
  • Kiran Bedi was surrounded by controversies when she applied for leave to look after her daughter, and also got it remanded by the IGP, but Goa Government had not officially given leave during that time, and Goa CM Pratap Singh Rane had announced to be on leave without giving leave to Kiran.
  • Kiran Bedi had a lot of agitations when she ordered lathi charge on BJP workers at Delhi's Red Fort.
  • In 1988, Kiran Bedi faced opposition from lawyers when she presented a lawyer, Rajesh Agnihotri, practicing in Tis Hazari Court, with handcuffs.
  • In 1992, Kiran Bedi made a lot of headlines when her daughter Sukriti applied to Mizoram resident quota to get admission in Lady Hoarding Medical College ( Delhi ), due to which Mizoram students demonstrated against her and He claimed to be non-Mizo, although Bedi later had to leave Mizoram.
  • Kiran Bedi was also surrounded by a lot of controversy when she was posted as IG in Tihar Jail, when she was accused of ignoring the safety of prisoners.
  • In 1993, Bedi was subjected to sharp comments from people when she was given an ultimatum by the Supreme Court for ignoring medical examination of an under-trial prisoner.
  • In 1994, Kiran Bedi was in a lot of controversy when she published a news letter in the New York Times, criticizing the Delhi government. In fact, he was invited twice for the National Prayer Breakfast by former US President Bill Clinton, but was rejected by the Delhi government both times.
  • Kiran Bedi, known for her fast-paced nature, had to face a lot of criticism when she went against the prison rules and provided a typewriter to Charles Sobhraj, a fierce criminal of Tihar Jail.

    On 26 November 2011, Kiran Bedi was surrounded by a lot of controversy when she was accused of misusing NGO funds and a case was registered in the Delhi Police Crime Bench. The complaint was filed by Delhi lawyer Devinder Singh Chauhan.

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