Bachelor in Commerce, University Delhi. Master in Economics, University Delhi. Doctor of Philosophy in development economic, Pacific Western University.
With civil service Government Malawi, 1963—1964, Government Zambia, 1965—1966. With United Nations, 1978—1990, director trade and development finance Africa. Sec-general Common Market Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), 1991—1997.
Formed United Party (Uttar Pradesh), 1997. Appointed minister Economic Planning and Development, 2002. President Republic of Malawi, since 2004, minister agriculture & food security, minister education & human resources.
Committee member Preferential Trade Area Eastern and Southern African States, African Center Monetary Studies, Trade and Development Bank Eastern and Southern African States.
Married Ethel Mutharika. 4 children.