Manoj’s condition arose out of wrongful medical treatment at the age of 1. His father was a painter but does not work because of his bad health condition; his mother is a housewife and has health issues. He has two sisters, both are married and his brother is currently pursing Bachelors in Arts.
Manoj is the only earning member in the family, which he earns by coaching young aspiring badminton players. He had been playing badminton since the age of 5 and an expert introduced him to para badminton after seeing his performances against able-bodied counterparts.
Manoj was shortlisted and eventually selected for support under the GoSports Foundation Para Champions Programme 2017-18, after Para Badminton’s inclusion into the list of events at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. He is World No. 2 in Men’s singles SL3.
- Winner (Singles) at the 4th Turkish Para- Badminton International-ENESCUP 2018
- Winner (Singles) at the 1st Fazza-Dubai Para-Badminton International 2018
- Runners up (Singles) at the Para-Badminton World Championships Ulsan, 2017