Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, University Gorakhpur, Jaunpur, India, 1963. Master of Science in Agriculture, Agra University, Kanpur, India, 1965. Master of Science, University Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, 1968.
Doctor of Philosophy, University Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada, 1971.
Research assistant, Rockefeller Foundation, New Delhi, 1965-1966; research assistant, U. Alberta and University Saskatchewan, 1966-1971; postdoctoral fellow, U. B.C., Vancouver, 1971-1972; scientist, Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Hamilton, New Zealand, 1972-1985; group leader plant science, MAF Technology, Hamilton, 1985-1991; group leader plant protection, AgRsch., Hamilton, since 1991. Technical adviser New Zealand Pesticides Board, Wellington, since 1988. President New Zealand Plant Protection Society, Rotorua, 1993-1995.
Vice president Parent-Teacher Council, Hillcrest High School, Hamilton, 1989-1994. Panel member Adult Learning Center, Hamilton, since 1990. Member Inter-Faith Council, Hamilton, since 1990, Waikato Ethnic Council, Hamilton, since 1994.
Member Royal Society New Zealand, European Weed Research Society, New Zealand Institute Agricultural Sciences, International Weed Science Society (board directors since 1993), Asian-Pacific Weed Science Society (treasurer since 1991), New York Academy of Sciences.
Married Qamar Shamim Qureshi, June 14, 1965. Children: Anjum N., Nadeem Son of, Shadia F.