Former Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry | IPS ( Retd )
A retired police officer, social activist, tennis player, and the 24th Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry, Kiran Bedi is the first Indian female to become an officer in the Indian Police Service in 1972. Posted to the Delhi Prisons as Inspector General (IG) IN 1993, she introduced several reforms at Tihar Jail, which gained worldwide acclaim and won her the Ramon Magsaysay Award in 1994. In 2003, Kiran Bedi became the first Indian and first woman to be appointed as head of the United Nations Police and Police Advisor in the United Nations Department of Peace Operations. She has written several books, and also runs the India Vision Foundation. She retired as Director General, Bureau of Police Research and Development.
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