Born on June 13, 1929 in the village of Yastrebino, Ruse district. Married, has one daughter.
Graduated from Sankt Petersburg University of Mining 1953. Ph.D. in Geology Science 1984. Occupied various positions in the Committee of Geology and Mineral Resources 1953-91. Retired 1991-95. Part-time lecturer. Chair of the Committee of Geology and Mineral Resources May 1995-Feb. 1997.