New Delhi: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Saturday recalled his days at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) while paying tribute to veteran sports journalist Harpal Singh Bedi, who was known for his extensive coverage of Indian sports over a career spanning decades and was also an alumnus of JNU. Bedi’s career highlights included serving as the press attache for the national Olympic contingent in 2012.

Known for his unique wit and warm personality, Bedi's presence in the media box was considered memorable and cherished.

In a post on X, formerly Twitter, Jaishankar wrote, “A particularly sad day for first-generation JNUites. Harpal Singh Bedi, the legend of our times, passed away this morning. My condolences to his family. Om Shanti.”

Jaishankar has played a major role in shaping India's foreign policy. His educational journey began at The Air Force School in Delhi and continued at Bangalore Military School in Bengaluru. He went on to get a bachelor's degree in chemistry from St. Stephen's College, Delhi.

The External Affairs Minister has an MA in political science, and an M.Phil. and PhD in international relations from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU).

S Jaishankar, who has been retained as External Affairs Minister, said that he was immensely honoured to be once again given the responsibility of leading the Ministry. "In the last term, this ministry performed exceptionally well," he said.

Harpal Singh Bedi, who died at 72, is survived by his wife Revathi and daughter Pallavi. A distinguished alumnus of Jawaharlal Nehru University, where he completed his Masters and M.Phil from the School of International Studies, Bedi was a prominent figure in Indian sports journalism. He served as the former sports editor of the United News of India (UNI) and held the role of consulting editor at the Statesman newspaper in recent years.

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