He was awarded the Sword of Honour, the Flying Trophy, and the President's Plaque.
Later, he was bestowed with the Vir Chakra and the Param Vishisht Seva Medal (PVSM).
After that, he served as Chairman, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited between 1984 and 1988. He was also the former president of the Aeronautical Society of India.
He died on 23 May 2013, in Bangalore.