Oct. 1, 1934 in , Dehradun, Uttarakhand
B.Sc.(Previous), B.E.(Civil), M.I.E. (India), psc Defence Services Staff College, Willington, Tamil Nadu, (First Reserve for Defence Services Staff College, Camberley, England; 1969). Post Graduate Diploma in Managment; Administrative Behavior and Leadership Course. Long Defence Management Course. Educated at Allahabad University, Allahabad (Uttar Pradesh) 1951 - 1953; College of Military Engineering, Pune (Maharashtra) 1957 - 59; Institute of Engineers, New Delhi; Institute of Defence Management, Secunderabad (Andhra Pradesh), 1973 -74; Institute of Public Administration, New Delhi, 1976.