Manoj was only ten years when he lost his hands in a bus accident. Born in Surat, he was the only child of his parents. Despite his disability, Manoj never gave up and completed his schooling as well as earned a degree in Fine Arts from C N Vidhalaya. His dream was to become an artist and he decided to fulfill this dream overcoming his disability.
Manoj has also done a course in computer applications and has learnt to use his foot to type and control the mouse. In 1999 Manoj won the Rashtriya Balashri Award for Painting that was presented to him at the Rashtrpati Bhavan. He’s been a member of MFPA since 2009.