Sports journalist Harpal Singh Bedi death reason, biography, age, family, wife and education

Sports journalist Harpal Singh Bedi death reason, biography, age, family, wife and education

Harpal Singh Bedi, a veteran sports journalist left us for his heavenly abode on Saturday, June 15, have a look at his biography, age and wife

The 72-year-old was widely recognized for covering sports news. He even served as the National Olympic contingent’s press attache in 2012.

Sports journalist Harpal Singh Bedi cause of death reason, biography, age, family, wife and education

The popular journalist who charmed the screens with his inimitable wit and warmth, passed away after prolonged illness in New Delhi. Age 72 Harpal Singh Bedi is survived by his wife Revathi and daughter Pallavi.

Tributes Poured In

After learning about the tragic news of Bedi’s demise, fans and friends flooded the social media platform X/Twitter with condolences and tributary messages.

Sports administrator G Rajarama paid a tribute to his former colleague as he said, “Harpal Singh Bedi was a quintessential newsman, loved and respected. His finger was on the pulse of Indian sport and sports administration.”

Here’s everything that you need to know about the late journalist.


About Harpal Singh Bedi

For the curious, Harpal Singh Bedi was born in 1952. He completed his early education in his native town and earned his M.A and M.Phil degree from the School of International Studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University.

After completing his studies, he switched his career path to sports journalism. Bedi worked as a sports editor at the UNI (United News of India) and even worked as a consulting editor for the Statesman newspaper.

The deceased journalist’ awe-inspiring work that he had done in his career spanning over four decades includes ground reporting of 8 Olympic games, Asian Games, the Commonwealth Games, World Cups of Cricket and Hockey.


Additionally, he also covered World and National Championships of athletics and other major Olympic sports.

Harpal Singh Bedi was considered as a father figure in Sports journalism among his friends and colleagues.

His fame even transcended borders as he became a popular Sports figure among Pakistani journalists when he toured the nation with Indian cricket team in 2004 and 2004.


The veteran journalist passed away at the age of 72 after protracted illness on Saturday morning in a hospital.

As per reports, his funeral was conducted at the Green park crematorium in front of family, colleagues and friends. The funeral ceremony was also attended by external affairs minister S Jaishankar.

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