Degree, Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad; MD in Medicine and DM in Cardiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi; training in epidemiology, McMaster University, Canada. Clinical Cardiologist. Formerly: Head, Department of Cardiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences; involved in major international and national research studies. Chair, Initiative for Cardiovascular Health Research in the Developing Countries. Edited National Medical Journal of India for 10 years. Member of the Editorial Board, several international and national journals. 2007, Chair, Advisory Board, World Heart Federation. Recipient of awards.