1974, Master's in Social Work, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. Founder and Director, Society for the Promotion of Area Resource Centres and associated construction business, SPARC Samodaya Nirman Sahayak; Founder and Coordinator, numerous national and international organizations, including: Chair, Shack Dwellers International, a global network of community federations from cities in 22 countries in Asia, Africa, Latin America. Member, numerous national and international advisory boards. Schwab Foundation Social Entrepreneur. Recipient: Padmashree Award, Government of India (2011).