Born, 1946 ,at Cuttack ,India. Studied Ravenshaw Collegiate and College ,Graduated 1963. Medicine at AFMC,Poona ; Pathology at GMC,Jabalpur.; Fellow ,College of Defence Management and DIWS; Post Doctoral in Hospital Management from AFMC and NIHFW. National Fellow in Security , National Defence College ,India. Served Indian Army ,Jan 1969 to Sept 2006.