Born in Narayanpur, Burdwan, W. Bengal on 2 January, 1939. Educated at Burdwan Raj College, 1953-55; State College of Agriculture, Calcutta, 1955-58; Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, 1959-61; University of Missouri, Columbia, USA, 1961-65. B.Sc. (Agri.) 1958; M.Sc. 1961; Ph.D. 1965. Post-doctoral fellow, University of Illinois, Urbana, 1965-66.
Lecturer, University of Kalyani, W. Bengal, 1966-68; Asst. Professor of Genetics, 1968-69; Geneticist 1969-76; Principal Scientist 1976-1999; Professor of Genetics, 1987 & 1993-99; and Head, Division of Genetics, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi 1987-88, 1997-98.
Awards/Honours: TART Best Teacher Award 1993; Dr. Joginder Singh Memorial Award, Indian Society of Genetics and Plant Breeding, 1993.
Fellow: Society of Geneticists & Breeders; Indian Society of Genetics & Plant Breeding, Indian Society of Agricultural Science.
Research Areas: Maize Genetics