Born on Jan. 23, 1948 at Allahabad. He did B.Sc (1966) and M.Sc. (1968) from University of Allahabad and Ph.D. (1984) from Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), New Delhi. He joined IARI in 1968 as Research Assistant and superannuated as Principal Scientist in 2009. Having 38 years of research and teaching Experience on wheat and oilseed diseases and guided two Ph.D. & Two, M.Sc., and published 70 Research Papers; 12 Review Articles and 05 Teaching Manuals.
Held many official assignments viz., Officiated as Director, National Research Centre of Rapeseed Mustard; All India Principal Investigator & Member Varietal Identification Committee, Rapeseed Mustard Diseases; Served as member of ICAR committee to streamline disease assessment keys for Rapeseed-Mustard.; Consultant to NDDB for development of quality mustard; Pathologist Member, Govt. of India (Environment Protection Act. 1986), Monitoring team for transgenic mustard; Secretary, Indian Phytopathological Society, New Delhi for two terms (2004-2007) and organized 4 National Symposiums and one International Conference (2009).