Bachelor of Science in Biology, Gorakhpur University, India, 1979. Master of Science in Botany, Gorakhpur University, India, 1981. Doctor of Philosophy in Plant Pathology, Gorakhpur University, India, 1987.
Science officer U.P. Council of Sugarcane Research, Gorakhpur, 1988-1996, senior science officer, since 1996, head division plant pathology, since 1993.
Fellow Indian Phytopathol. Society, Sugarcane technologists Association of India. Member American Phytopathol.
Married Vineeta Rao, November 24, 1988. Children: Shambhavi, Shreya, Kaushiki.