Dr Manohur Kurup was born and raised in Johor Bahru. Having lost his father at the tender age of 10, his mother single- handedly raised him and his 4 siblings. Manohur is married to Mangalam who hails from from Johor Bahru as well. Mangalam is a Homemaker and a strong supporter of Governor Manohur in his Rotary work and endeavours. Their only child, Mahija Menon, is an Accounting graduate of Curtin University, Western Australia.
Professionally, Dr Manohur is a Chartered Company Secretary. He has also acquired his Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Northern Territory University, Darwin, Australia and Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) from Victoria University, Switzerland.
Dr Manohur has his company secretarial and accounting practise in Kuala Lumpur for the last 30 years. His daughter is now managing the practise in his absence.
Dr Manohur has been a Rotarian since the year 2000 with the Rotary Club of Bandar Sunway (RCBS). He served on many club committees before taking up the Club Presidency in the Rotary Year 2003/04. The Rotary Year 2017/18 will be an exciting one for RCBS as they will be celebrating their 25th anniversary, in addition to having their very first District Governor.