An orphan raised at Children’s Home in Mankhurd, he left the orphanage at the age of 16. He was reallocated by VYF at Vangani village where he completed his SSC and HSC.
Madhukar joined Nirmala Niketan college of Social work, Mumbai for his Bachelor’s degree in social work, but studying in English was a daunting task for him. With exemplary efforts he earned a Masters in Social Work degree from Karve Institute in Pune. On completion of his Masters, he went back to Vangani village to educate the poor and underprivileged, and teach them about their rights and privileges like, freedom for child brick labors and counseling women and family problems. VYF has sponsored his education, boarding and living expenses throughout. Currently he is working in Pashane tribal village and also studying law. Madhukar is truly the pride of VYF.