Master of Arts in Hindi, Linguistics, Agra University, India, 1966. Master of Arts in Teaching English as a 2nd Language, University Illinois, Urbana, 1969. Doctor of Philosophy, University Illinois, Urbana, 1973.
Retired professor University Delhi, India, 1973—2005. Professor University Hamburg, 2004—2004. Professor Tokyo University Foreign Studies, 2001.
Member of Linguistic Society Nepal (honorary), Linguistic Society America (honorary).
Married Sarala K. Anantula, May 21, 1967. Children: Sudhita Kasturi, Varnita Jain.