Bachelor, Delhi (India) University, 1964. Master of Arts, Oxford (England) University, 1967. Diploma in Japanese and History, Keio (Japan) University, 1963.
Doctor of Laws, American College Greece, 1993.
3d and 2d secretary, Embassy of India, Tokyo, 1970-1972; undersecretary, Indian Ministry External Affairs, 1973-1975; 1st secretary, Embassy of India, Beirut, 1975-1976; 1st secretary, Embassy of India, Cairo, 1976-1979; first secretary, Embassy of India, Cairo, 1976-1979; consul general, Consultants to Government and Industry Hamburg, India, 1979-1983; counsellor, Delhi Cloth Mills, Embassy of India, Jakarta, 1983-1985; consul general, Consulate General India, Karachi, Pakistan, 1985-1988; spokesman, Foreign Office, India, 1988-1992.
Member India International Center,, Oxford Union Society, Delhi Gymkhana Club.
Married Nilima Bawa; children: Ishaan, Priyanka.