Born at Chhachhrauli in District Yamuna Nagar on 30th September 1931, he did his M.A. in Hindi from Punjab University in 1955 in First Division and got his doctoral degree from the same University in 1964. With experience of teaching and guiding research of more than of Hindi at Kurukshetra Universities, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Hindi at Kurukshetra Universities, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Hindi at Kurukshetra Universities, Kurukshetra and also the Dean of Faculty of Arts and Languages and was awarded Emeritus Fellowship by the University Grants Commission. He has been associated with several literary organizations and academic bodies of various universities in the country.
He also received all round appreciation for his excellence in improving and streaming the functioning of the Board of School Education, Haryana, as its Chairman.
After retirement, Dr. Goyal is still continuing his literary and scholarly pursuits and trying his best to strengthen emotional amity of various communities and national integration through his writings. His latest book ‘Bhartiya veer Kavya parampara aur swaroop’, is under publication by Haryana Garanth Academy’.