Bachelor, Madras Christian College, India, 1957. Master of Arts, Banaras Hindu University, India, 1960. Doctor of Philosophy in Linguistics, Cornell University, 1971.
Lecturer, Hindi Bachelor of Science College, Karkala, India, 1960—1962, Dhempe College, India, 1962—1964. Assistant professor linguistics University Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1971—1977, associate professor, since 1977.
Member of Linguistic Society India, Linguistic Society America.
Married Pushpa Devaki Bobde, June 20, 1983. 1 child Elizabeth.