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Kiran Bedi was born on 09-06-1949 in Amritsar in the state of Punjab, India. She is an Indian IPS Officer, Activist, Tennis Player, Politician & Author.
Kiran Bedi Biography, Relationship & Career
She is a retired IPS Officer, former tennis player, politician and social activist. She’s now Puducherry’s Lieutenant Governor. She took voluntary retirement in 2007 after giving services to authorities in 35 years as Bureau of Police Research and Development. In 1966 she became the national junior tennis champion and won several different names and state level and national championships.
In 1979 she won presidents police medal. She launched Navjyoti India Foundation against drug abuse. She’s the second child of Prakash Lal and Prem Lata including her three sisters. She started her elementary schooling in Sacred Heart Convent School. After 9th standard, she joined Cambridge College to study science. In 1988, she obtained the law degree at IIT Delhi. After coaching at Mount Abu in Rajasthan with 80 men she became first woman IPS officer. Her first posting was in Chanakyapuri, Delhi. She was very strict and determined and offenses almost came to an end in her region.
There are many documentaries and biographies according to her like Kartavyam, Doing Time, Kannada Kiran Bedi and Dare! Kiran Bedi. She was made the chief ministerial candidate by BJP at the 2015 Delhi assembly elections. She, however failed to win her seat itself and the party also lost badly in the elections.
Personal Info of Kiran Bedi
|Address||New Delhi, India|
|School||Sacred Hearts Convent School, Amritsar|
|College||Government College For Women, Amritsar Panjab University, Chandigarh Delhi University, New Delhi IIT Delhi, Delhi|
|Qualification||B.A (Hons) English, M.A Political Science, LL.B., and Ph.D.|
|Hobbies||Reading and Writing|
Favourite things of Kiran Bedi
|Favorite sport||Lawn Tennis|
Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Kiran Bedi
- Kiran Bedi started her career as a lecturer in Political Science at a college in Amritsar.
- She earned the nickname'Crane Bedi' for her regular use of cranes to tow away wrongly parked cars, which didn't spare even the car of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.
- Kiran Bedi was also a tennis champion. She's won Asian Lawn Tennis Championship held in 1972, All India Interstate Women's Lawn Tennis Championship and many other zonal and state level tournaments.
- Kiran Bedi has authored more than 12 books. These are about her experiences in Tihar jail, our nation and the problem of corruption, leadership, and governance, etc.