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 PhD in Electrical Engineering 2014 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).