Born in Srinagar, Kashmir, India
Went to D. A. V Higher Secondary School, Amirakadal, Srinagar and Matriculated from the J&K Board of Secondary Education.
Studied at S.P. College, Srinagar. Natural Sciences and graduated in humanities :Sanskrit, English literature, Psychology & Philosophy. B.A. from the University of Kashmir in 1974
Bachelor of Journalism (B.J.) from the Punjab University, Chandigarh, India 1975-76
Studied Painting & Graphics at the Hochschule für künstlerische u industrielle Gestaltung in Linz, Austria.
Graduated with distinction in 1985-86. Awarded a certificate of recognition and cash prize from the Austrian Ministry of Science & Research in Vienna.
Won first prize in an on the spot painting competition 1973 by the J&K Government Youth Forum. was invited as the youngest member to join Kashmir Artists Association, Member Kashmir Artists Guild, Visionaries, Srinagar.
Exhibition and collection: An etching work titled "My Tibatan Journey" selected in a competition in 1987
Fingerprints'87, CA-Wien by the austrian contemporary Society of Graphic Arts in Vienna.
Dr. Ernst Koref Foundation awarded first prize in 1999 -"Stadvisionen"
One man show 1995 at AIFACS, New Delhi, India