Manoj Bhingare was born on 26 December 1983 in Bhurhanpur. In a bus accident in the year 1997 he lost his left hand. Due to a serious injury to the right hand it was subsequently amputated. During a visit to a home for the disabled in Ahmedabad he met mouth painting artist Mr Manjibhai (Student Member of VDMFK). On account of his great willpower he started to write and paint using his mouth. He is currently attending the College of Fine Arts in Ahmedabad. The artist has participated in numerous cultural activities and painting competitions and has received numerous prizes and awards.
Date of birth: 26.12.1983
Scholarship holder since: 01.09.2008