Bachelor with honors, Calcutta University, 1963. Master of Arts, Calcutta University, 1965. Doctor of Philosophy, Visva Bharati University, 1975.
Lecturer Arabic Persian and Islamic Studies Department, Visva Bharati U., Santiniketan, India, 1970-1973, 75-84; reader Arabic Persian and Islamic Studies, Visva Bharati U., Santiniketan, 1984-1992; professor Arabic Persian and Islamic Studies, Visva Bharati U., Santiniketan, since 1992; chairman Arabic, Persian, Urdu and Islamic studies department, Visva Bharati U., since 1978.
Member All India Persian Teachers Association (president 1993-1995), General Council West Bengal Urdu Academy, Academy Comperative Religion India (Santiniketan chapter secretary 1995), Academy Council Visva Bharati University.
Married Najma Tahir Najmunnisa, December 27, 1969. Children: Tariq Anjum, Nakhat Firdows.