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Name :

Kiran Bedi

Date of Birth :

June 9, 1949 (age 62)

Birth Place :

Amritsar, Punjab, India.

Father : Prakash Peshawaria

Mother : Prem Peshawaria

Qualification :

Ph.D. In Social Science from the Department of Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi.

Career :

First Indian IPS officer, Kiran Bedi has always been known as a woman of substance and will power. A close associate of Anna, she has played an active role in the entire Jan Lokpal movement. She began her career as a Lecturer in Political Science (1970-72) at Khalsa College for Women, Amritsar. In July 1972, she joined the Indian Police Service., she carried out several reforms. She also served as Director General of India’s Bureau of Police Research and Development.

In 2007, she took voluntary retirement to undertake newer tasks in life. After retirement, Kiran Bedi launched a new website, which aimed at helping people whose complaints were not accepted by the local police. This project is undertaken by the non-profit, voluntary and non-government organization she founded, the India Vision Foundation.


Spouse :

Married to Brij Bedi in 1972, a textile machine manufacturer.


Lokpal Movement

Kiran Bedi is one of the prominent members of the Anna Hazare team which is on a nationwide protest against corruption and is urging the government to enact the LokPal Bill and has conducted numerous protests and demonstrations throughout the country



Awards & Honours :

Honours, Awards and International Recognition

Year of Award or Honor

Name of Award or Honor

Awarding Organization

2010 Star Parivar Award Star Plus
2005 Mother Teresa Memorial National Award Indian Development Foundation (IDF)
2004 United Nations Medal United Nations
2002 Woman of the Year Award Blue Drop Group Management, Cultural and Artistic Association, Italy.
1999 Pride of India Award American Federation of Muslims of Indian Origin (AFMI)
1997 Fourth Joseph Beuys Award Germany
1995 Lion of the Year
1995 Father Machismo Humanitarian Award Don Bosco Shrine Office, Bombay-India
1995 Mahila Shiromani Award
1994 Magsaysay Award Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation
1991 Asia Region Award for Drug Prevention and Control International Organisation of Good Templars (IOGT), Norway
1981 Women of the Year Award National Solidarity Weekly, India
1979 President’s Gallantry Award President of India



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