New Delhi: Brij Bedi, social activist and the husband of first woman IPS officer Kiran Bedi, today died at a hospital in Gurgaon following a cardiac arrest.
"Brij Bedi, 76, was suffering from cancer in the bladder, which affected his kidneys too. He was undergoing treatment for the past five months both in Amritsar and Delhi," Kiran Bedi told PTI.
"He was airlifted from Fortis-Escorts in Amritsar and brought to Medanta - the Medicity Hospital on January 28 and admitted in the ICU," Bedi said.
He died around 11 AM after cardiac arrest.
Following her husband's death, Bedi tweeted, "City of Amritsar lost a man who loved his city the most. One who gave all his life to the cause of the needy. We will carry forward his service."
"He loved his city, Amritsar. Worked passionately to make it better. He educated the children of fathers lost to drugs. He was very concerned about the problem of drug addiction in Punjab. He was a courageous voice for several causes," she tweeted.
Brij Bedi also founded a school in Amritsar which provides education to around 600 children, whose fathers are drug addicts. He was a social activist, an avid photographer and a painter.
Delhi BJP president Satish Upadhyay condoled the death of Brij Bedi saying, "He was a pious man who played an important role in allowing illustrious growth of Kiran Bedi", who was BJP's chief ministerial candidate in the 2015 Assembly election.