Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Science, Trivandrum Medical College, India, 1961. Doctor of Medicine, Trivandrum Medical College, India, 1966.
Tutor in medicine Trivandrum Medical College, 1965-1968. Assistant professor medicine Kottayam (India) Medical College, 1968-1980. Associate professor Calicut (India) Medical College, 1980-1990, professor, 1990-1995, chairman department, 1992-1995.
Professor King Saud University College Medicine (now King Khalid University), Abha, Saudi Arabia, since 1995.
Fellow American College of Physicians, Royal College Physicians (London), Royal College Pathologists (London). Member American Society for Hematology, British Society for Hematology.
Married Sayyadu Fathima Salim, November 14, 1962. Children: Shafeek, Refeek, Ashik, Sajik.