Born in Jalalpur Aligarh, India on 7 January 1952. Educated at Aligarh, U.P. 1970-71 and GBPUA&T; B.V.Sc. 1975; M.V.Sc. 1977; Ph.D. 1985.
ITEC Expert at Buffalo Breeding & Research Centre, Vietnam 1982-84; Project Leader and ITEC Expert to Govt. of Mauritius 2001; Prof. & Head, Dept. of Veterinary Epidemiology & Preventive Medicine, and Joint Director, Vet. Extension, GBPUA T, Pantnagar 1996-2000; Principal Scientist, IVRI, 2000-2005; Joint Director (Extension Education), IVRI, 2005-2008; Principal Scientist & National Fellow (ICAR), and Nodal Officer for IPR/TRC of IVRI; Member Secretary of the HRD Committee; Nodal Coordinator of Kisan Call Centre of IVRI, 2000-08; Director, Central Institute for Research on Goats, Mathura, 2008-09; Director & Vice Chancellor, Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, 2009-13.
Awards/Honours: Dr. D.C. Blood Gold Medal 1994, Bhartiya Krishi Anusandhan Samiti Appreciation Citation 1995; Vigyan Shree Upadhi Award in 1996; Smt. P.Z. Sharma Gold medal 1997; ICAR Hari Om Ashram Trust Award in 1997; Delhi Veterinary Association Honour 1998; ISVM Award of Honour 1999; IVRI Award of Merit, 2001 & 2002; Shri Ram Lal Gold Medal 2002; President Indian Society for Veterinary Medicine 2002-04; Govt. of Mauritius Award 2002; Govt. of Malaysia Award 2004; Best Mobilizer Award 2004; P.L. Narayana Rao Gold Medal 2005; World Intellectual Property Organization Award (Geneva) 2005; Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Award 2005; National Technology Innovation Award of Science and Technology by NRDC 2005; Bharat Excellence Award & Gold Medal 2005, Lucknow Nagar Nigam 2004 & 2005; UP Eminent Agriculture Scientist Award 2006.
Fellow: National Academy of Veterinary Sciences; Indian Society of Veterinary Medicine; Indian Association for Advancement of Veterinary Research; Mobilization (Society for Community Mobilization for Sustainable Development).
Research Areas: Veterinary medicine, herbal medicine, deficiency/metabolic disease, filariasis and veterinary extension