Master of Arts in History, Master of Arts in Indology, Budapest University, 1969. Doctor of Philosophy in Linguistics, Academy of Sciences, Budapest, 1972.
Member research staff Hungarian Academy, Budapest, 1970-1980. Lecturer University Delhi, India, 1980-1983. Head archives Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, since 1983, chairman Oriental committee.
Professor, head department ancient history University Szeged, Hungary, since 1992. Chairman Oriental committee Hungarian Science Fund.
Member Linguistic Society India (life), Asiatic Society Bengal, Hungarian Society Ancient Studies, International Association Sanskrit Studies (advisory board), Körösi Csoma Society Budapest (member executive committee).
Married Agnes Salgó, December 27, 1971. Children: Gergely, Kinga.