Bachelor in Literature with honors, 1963. Doctor of Letters (honorary), 1993.
Co-owner, editor, publisher Insight, since 1964. Partner Lobo Prabhu Enterprises. Art historian, art critic, painter, radio broadcaster.
Vice president Bharatiya Vidhya Bhawan, State Library. Authority, HKNS; board governors School Social Work, Sandesha College Fine Arts. Chancellor's nominee academy council and senate Mangalore University, since 1986.
Fellow Indo African Society, United Writers Association India, Indian Academy Social Science. Member Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, International Writers Artists' Association (life associate), Indian Ligeral Group (life), All India Women Editors' Association, Ladies Club Mangalore (founding), City Bank Diner's Corporation Club, Chetana Literature Group.
Married J.M. L. (deceased). 1 child, Giselle.