Bachelor, Agra University, India, 1952. Certified library science, Aligarh Muslim University, 1952. Master of Arts Prev., Aligarh Muslim University, 1954.
Postgraduate in French, School Foreign Languages, Government of India, New Delhi, 1968.
Science teacher, District Board, Higher Secondary School, Gabhana, Aligarh, 1951-1952; honorary lecturer in library science, Aligarh Muslim U., 1952-1954; library, Center Secretariat Library., 1954-1957, 60-64, 68-70; library, Hindi Library., Department Education, Ministry of Human Resources Development, New Delhi, 1957-1960; with, Indian National Common for Cooperation with United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, New Delhi, 1964-1968; documentation officer, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization division, Department Education Ministry of Human Resource Development, 1970-1972; deputy director documentation, Indian Council Social Science.Research, New Delhi, 1972-1977; division head, Indian Council Social Science Research, New Delhi, 1977-1979; director, National Social Science Documentation Center, New Delhi, 1979-1988; member Hindi Advisory Committee Ministry of Energy/Coal, Government of India, since 1989; member secretary, Indian Association of Social Science Institutions, 1988-1989. Executive director Shri Ramayan Vidyspeeth, New Delhi, 1972-1980. President ShikshaSansthan, New Delhi, since 1972.
Fellow Society Ethnobiologists, United Writers Association. Member Indian Institute Education, Indian Association Special Library and Information Center, Society Information Science, Government India Libraries Association, Institute Peace Research and Action, New Delhi, IFIA Round Table on Research in Reading, Bratislava (executive committee), Asia Pacific Information Network in Social Sciences, Bangkok (vice-chairman 1987-1988), Indian Society Pharmacognosy, Indian Society Agricultural Economics, Medical Libraries Association India, International Society Naturalists, Hindu Writers Forum, others.