Acquired degree from Senior Cambridge Board and subsequently Degree in Business Management with Marketing as major from Banaras Hindu University (BHU) in the year 1971. Awarded "Distinguished Alumni Award" in 2012 by the Institute of Management Studies, Banaras Hindu University (BHU). The World No-Tobacco Day 2013 Award Winner from the South-East Asia Region of World Health Organisation (WHO). Recognized by National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) as a Rural Innovator on improving access to safe drinking water. Conferred with BHAMASHAH AWARD for service to the consumers by the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) in 2013.