Decorated with the highest medical award of the Medical Council of India, namely the Dr.B.C.Roy National Award by the Hon’ble President of India (2016). Recipient of the distinguished Fellowships of Indian Academy of Paediatrics (FIAP) (1994) & of National Academy of Medical Sciences (FAMS) (2008). An elected Member of Standing Committees of International Society of Tropical Paediatrics (ISTP) and Asian Society of Paediatric Infectious Diseases (ASPID) since 2002. Served as National Vice President of Indian Academy of Paediatrics for the year 2011. Elected Member of the prestigious Academic Council of the National Academy of Medical Sciences (NAMS), New Delhi (2016 -2019) and the International Council of Asian Society of Pediatrics Research (ASPR) since 2015. .Invited as Visiting Professor in the Department of Paediatrics, University of Philippines, Manila (2003) and University of Putrajaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (2006). Has over 90 publications in foreign and national journals including 20 textbook chapters.