Born on Jan. 18, 1933 in Sofia. Married, has two children.
Graduated in Law from Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski" 1956. Secretary in the State Arbitration Court 1956-58. Attorney in Sofia since 1958. Member of the Attorneys' Council. Member of the Executive Committee of the Union of Lawyers in Bulgaria.
Member of the Central Election Commission June 1990. Legal advisor to President Zhelev 1990-91. Member of the National Club for Democracy (within UDF). Member of the National Coordination Council of UDF. Member of the National Executive Council of UDF since Apr. 1995. Deputy chair of UDF since Feb. 1997. Minister of the Interior 1991-92. MP (elected in Pleven) in the 37th National Assembly (Parliamentary Group of UDF). Chair of the Parliamentary Group of UDF in the 37th National Assembly.