On the occasion of 180th anniversary of the arrival of indentured laborers in Mauritius , Manoj Bhawuk was awarded with International Bhojpuri Gaurav Samman, Mauritius 2014 by Sir Anerood Jugnauth, the former Prime Minister and President of the Republic of Mauritius. This award was presented to Manoj Bhawuk for his outstanding worldwide contribution of Bhojpuri Language and Literature.
Today Manoj Bhawuk is a well known poet and writer but he had studied to be an engineer. Spent many years in UK and Africa as an Engineer . Though he was away from his mother land but his love for his mother tounge only got stronger. He has written many award winning books and continues to write few more.
On this happy occasion he says that “This award means a lot to me and encourages me to continue my services and my love towards Bhojpuri Language and Literature.”