He was born in Bagalkot district of Karnataka to late Shri Virupakshappa and Smt. Neelamma Angadi. Since childhood he was always motivated and wanted to do something for the nation and make his life worth.
During his childhood, there was a temple in Guruji’s colony. To meet the temple expenses, it was required to collect money from all the houses in the colony. There were around 50 to 60 houses in his colony. No one from his colony was ready to collect money from the houses as it was considered a menial job. Then Guruji came forward and took this responsibility along with his close friend. Every day after school, he would collect money from the houses, and this helped in the funding of the temple to a large extent.
With a zeal and passion to dedicate his life for the nation, ManavGuru was in a dilemma as to which path he should adopt to serve his nation. After his secondary school, he went through the army selection process but suffered a setback when he got rejected during the physical examination. He was not selected, as he was underweight. He became very upset. He kept wondering “why was I not selected when I am so eager to dedicate my life for the nation?”
The rejection did not deter him from his goal and he moved ahead in his life with determination and compassion. He continued his education and completed his bachelor’s in civil engineering from Bagalkot district of Karnataka. He always had a great sense of gratitude towards his teachers, who guided him throughout his education period and continues to do so even today.