BCom, University Bangalore, India, 1960. Bachelor of Laws, University Bangalore, India, 1974.
Senior supervisor, International Instruments Ltd., Bangalore, 1960-1965; cost accountant, International Instruments Ltd., Bangalore, 1966-1971; branch accountant, Tata Finlay, Bangalore, 1965-1966; cost adviser, Avalon Groups, Bangalore, 1971-1972; general manager finance and auditing, Bharat Earth Movers Ltd., Bangalore, 1972-1991; director finance, Mysore Paper Mills Ltd., Bangalore, since 1991.
President House Building Society, Bangalore, 1990-1995, Beml Cricket Club, Bangalore, 1985-1990. Fellow Institute Cost and Works Accountants of India (chairman Southern India regional council 1982, chairman Bangalore chapter 1984-1986). Member AIMA (chairman fin committee national management convention 1997), bangalore Mgmt Association (secretary 1997-1998, president, since 1998), British Institute Management (associate).
Married Vaidehi Venkataraman. Children: Sheela Balaji, Kiran.