Born at Rae Bareli (UP), India on July 20, 1956. Married (2 daughters and 1 son) B.Sc. in Biology from Christ Church College Kanpur in 1975. B.Tech. in Electrical Engineering (Electronics and Telecommunication) from HBTI Kanpur in 1980 Working in IIT Kanpur since 1983 Field of Work: Electronics, Embedded Systems and Instrumentation. Field of Research: Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency, Rural Energy, Solid-state-lighting and Electric Vehicles (Solar/PHEVs).