Born on May 2, 1922 in Vidin. Married.
Completed high school in Sofia 1940. Graduated in Law from Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski" 1944. Supplementary judge-member in Sofia City Court 1948-50. Deputy regional judge 1950-53. Legal advisor in the Ministry of Finance 1953-68. Judge in the Supreme Court 1968-90. Chair of section in the Supreme Court 1990-91. Deputy chair of the Supreme Court 1991.
Chair of the Constitutional Court since its formation in 1991 - elected from the Supreme Court quota.