Born in Deoria, Uttar Pradesh, India on 10 July 1960. Educated at Maharaja Agrasen Inter College, Deoria, 1970-77; BRD Post Graduate College, Deoria 1977-79; Lucknow University 1979-1985; B.Sc. 1979; M.Sc. 1981; Ph.D.1989.
Professor, Division of Plant Pathology, ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 2016 to date.
ARS-Scientist, CPCRI Kasaragod I CPCRI Research Centre, Mohitnagar, 1985-1989; Scientist and Senior Scientist, NCIPM Faridabad/Delhi, 1989-1999; Senior Scientist and Principal Scientist, Division of Plant Pathology, lndian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 1999 to date.
Awards/Honours: DBT Overseas Fellowship 2000; Secretary. Indian Virological Society 2008- 2011; Member, PMEC, National Certification System for Tissue Cultured Plants (NCS-TCP), DBT 2015; Member, Technical expert committee, NCS-TCP, DBT since 2010; Invited to deliver special lecture at CREC, University of Florida, USA, 20l0
Fellow: National Academy of Sciences lndia; Indian Phytopathological Society; Indian Virological Society
Research Areas: Molecular diagnostics and characterization of plant viruses and virus like pathogens
Address: Professor, Division of Plant Pathology, ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi 110012; C-40, Type V, IARI Campus, New Delhi 110012; [Tel: Off. (011) 25843113, 25848418; Res. (011) 25843336, Cell: 9818756899; Fax: (011) 25843113; Email: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org]