Former Indian Police Service (IPS) officer and BJP leader Kiran Bedi’s husband, Brij Bedi passed away after a brief illness at a private hospital in Gurgaon in Delhi NCR on Sunday.
Social activist and photographer, Brij Bedi, was admitted in the emergency wing of the hospital after complaining of breathing and kidney-related issues on January 28.
He was later shifted to the intensive care unit (ICU) of the same hospital.
“He breathed his last around 11:00 am in the hospital on Sunday,” officials said.
“Amritsar has lost a man who loved his city the most. He was someone who spent his life addressing the cause of the needy. We will carry forward his service,” Kiran Bedi, who was present at the hospital when her husband passed away, tweeted.
He loved his City,Amritsar. Worked passionately to make it better.He educated d children of father's lost to drugs.. pic.twitter.com/i6aWfWtuvF— Kiran Bedi (@thekiranbedi) January 31, 2016
The couple who married on March 1972 have a daughter, Saina. Though Kiran had to shift locations due to the nature of her job, Brij was based in Amritsar. He will be cremated in the city on Monday.
Kiran met Brij on the Service Club courts in Amritsar.
He had pursued a master in History from Punjab University in Chandigarh. Brij was the founder of Citizen Forum Vidya Mandir, an institute in Maqboolpura in Amritsar, which provides free education to the kids of victims of drug addiction.
“He was deeply concerned and attached to the problem of drug addiction in Punjab. He was a courageous voice for several causes,” Bedi tweeted.