Manoj lost his father in December 2010 and his mother is a landless laborer. He hails from Ongole, Prakasam district. He came to the orphanage in March 2011.

He is currently studying in STD III. He had never been to a regular school before; therefore he had to start his studies from scratch. He is very jovial and is serious about school. He is slowly picking up in his studies. The orphanages has arranged for additional tutoring hours.