Born in 1934 at Tiruvarur, Tamilnadu, India.
School education in Thanjavur
University education in Osmania University, Hyderabad, 1950-56.
PhD (Chemistry) from Osmania University 1962
Post Doctoral Fellow, University of California, Berkeley, 1964-65
Over 40 years experience in R&D and R&D management.
Director, North East Institute of Science &Technology, Jorhat, 1974-80
Director, Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad1981-85
Director Central Leather Institute, Chennai, 1984-94
UN Fellowship in industrial research management, The Netherlands 1973
Technical Advisor to the American Law Firm presenting the Indian Government side in the Bhopal case before US Court 1985
Science Advisor to Commonwealth Secretary General and Director, Commonwealth Secretariat , London 1987-91
UNDP National Expert to CLRI
Chairman of Research Council of CFTRI, NISCOM, NEIST, and CIMFR,1996-2009
Full time Consultant to Joint Parliamentary Committee on pesticide residues in soft drink, 2003-04
Scientific Secretary COSTED, I international Council for Science 1996-2002
Chairman Supreme Court Monitoring Committee on Hazardous Management 2004-2007
President Madras Science Foundation.
Fellow Royal Society of Chemistry, London
Fellow Indian National Academy of Engineering, New Delhi
Hon. Fellow, Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers
KG Naik Gold Medal for Industrial Contributions
Vasvik Award for Contributions to Chemical Sciences &Technology
Leather Media Award
Chemical Process Industries, Drugs, Pesticides, Industrial Chemicals.,
Technology Management, Technology Forecasting
International S&T Cooperation