Bachelor of Science, Madras (India) Christian College, 1960; Doctor of Medicine, Christian Medical College, Vellore, India, 1968; Master in Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, 1974.
Director Deenabandu Medical Mission, Ramakrishna Pet, India, 1969-1983. Coordinator Asian Community Health Action Network, Madras, since 1984. Chair Testing organization for Research in Chemical Hazards, Ahmedabad, since 1995.
Trustee Consumer Education and Research Center, Ahemedabad, India, since 1986.
Married Hari Kumari Paliah, June 28, 1968. Children: Tara, Maya, Jaya.