Born in Kolkata, Amitabha completed BSc from Presidency College (Calcutta University), came to USA for higher studies in 1965 and moved to the University of California at San Diego for his PhD degree. He taught at the University of Maryland, College Park and worked at Xerox Corporation before joining AT&T Bell Laboratories. He retired from AT&T after 25 years of service as a research manager and currently lives in Manalapan, NJ with his wife. He has been active in several Bengali organizations like Kallol and Ananda Mandir. He loves to read, write, travel and teach. Amitabha helps with the teaching of Bengali language to the children of Bengali immigrants at Mrittika, a heritage and language school.