I graduated from the Armed Forces Medical College, Pune 1969-1973 and MD Anesthesiology in 1980 from the same medical school. Served 22 years in the Indian Navy as a Commissioned medical officer. Served onboard INS Virat, the aircraft carrier. Teaching career at Naval Hospital Asvini, Mumbai and NRI Institute of Medical Sciences 16 years. Now postgraduate teacher NTR Health University, Vijayawada.