He studied BA Economics from Madras Christian College, Chennai and MA (& M Phil) in International politics from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He studied MBA in International Business from Indian Institute of Foreign Trade. Studied MSc in macro-economics from University of Bradford UK on Commonwealth Fellowship He is working as Principal Secretary, Rural Development department Government of AP. He worked as Commissioner Weaker Section Housing and MD of AP State Housing Corporation implementing the INDIRAMMA housing programme aimed at creating a ‘hut-free’ State. He worked as Director in Ministry of Textiles in Govt of India in Delhi; Director of School education; District Collector of Hyderabad and East Godavari Dts.