Doctor of medicine. Professor of Microbiology, Manipal College of medical Sciences and Professor in charge of clinical Microbiology, Manipal Teaching hospital, Pokhara Nepal. Worked at the all India Institute of medical Sciences (AIIMS) new Delhi India from 1993 to 2014. He was engaged in research on viral, fungal and bacterial eye infections. His main area of interest is "microbial biofilms and disease pathogenesis". He has 95 publications , all in indexed journals.