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Manoj is born in 1980. He has earned his B.F.A. Drawing and Painting, Sir J.J school of Art, Mumbai (First class first with distinction) (2005-006), A.T.D. First class first (from the state), Chitrakala Mahavidyalay, Amravati (2000-01), M.F.A Sir J.J.School of Art, Mumbai (First Class with distinction) (2008-09).

Painting for Manoj is the fine combination of the facts which he has got to know and the things which descends in him from the unknown. Another aspect/factor that plays necessarily important role in his process is ‘INTUTION’. Finally, Manoj believes that a painting becomes a statement, an expression of the known, unknown and knowable facts! Sometimes they become mysterious statements having universal appeal. 

He is Honoured with Fellowship at Sir, J.J.School of Art (2006-07); First prize in the Maharashtra State Art Exhibition (2005-06), The Bombay Art Society’s Late Jaywant Dattatraya Vichare award (2004-05), The Bombay Art Society’s Merit Certificate (2003-04), The Art Society of India’s Award for water colour painting (2003-04), Late Ku. Ratan Wadake Best Portrait award, Annual Exhibition at Sir. J.J School Of Art, Mumbai. First prize in the Annual Exhibition, Chitrakala Mahavidyalaya, Amravati (2000-01), First prize in the Annual Exhibition, Chitrakala Mahavidyalaya, Amravati (1999-2000).

Collections: Hotel Manas, Pune, Mr. Carlo Sonarusa, Switzerland (Private Collection), Mrs. Rashmi Jolly, Mumbai (Private Collection), Head quarter, Indian Navey, Coloba, Mumbai, His Excellency, Governor of Maharashtra Shri S M Krishna (Gifted to 3 by the University of Mumbai), Mr. Staffan Lansfjord , Sweden (Private Collection).