Master of Arts, Annamalai (India) University, 1956. Doctor of Philosophy, Madras (India) University, 1987.
Professor Tamil N.G.M. College, Pollachi, India, 1958-1989. Professor and head department Tamil Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, since 1989.
Member Authors Guild, All India University Tamil Teaching Association (vice president since 1993).
Married Ranga Nayaki Balasubramaniam, July 4, 1960. Children: Senthilvel, Sakthivel.