St Stephen's College, Delhi University, 1951-1956, Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Master of Arts. University College, Oxford University, 1956-1958, Bachelor of Arts (Honours). Spoken languages: English, Hindi, Urdu.
Under-Secretary-General & Chef de Cabinet to the Secretary-General of the United Nations, United Nations since 1982. Director, Special Pol Affairs, United Nations, New York, 1979-1982. Executive Assistant to the United Nations High Commisioner for Refugees, Geneva, 1978-1979.
Regional Representative, 1973-1978, Deputy Regional Representative, 1968-1972, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, New York. Special Assistant to Special Representative of the Secretary-General, United Nations Relief Operation in Dacca, Bangladesh, 1972. Chief, Asia Section, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Geneva, 1966-1968.
Director, Ministry of Community Development & Cooperation, Government of India, 1963-1965. District Officer, Uttar Pradesh, India, 1959-1963.
Member India International Centre, New Delhi. Vice Chairman, Bharatiya Vidya Bharan, United States of America. Indian Administrative Service, 58 72.
Spouse Indira, National of India.