Dr Narayan Singh Manaklao is a noted social worker of India and was member of the Rajya Sabha, by nomination during August 2003 to August 2009. He is also a recipient of the Padma Bhushan award. He was born in Jodhpur district of Rajasthan in 1942.
He was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 1991 by the Government of India in recognition of dedicated services rendered in helping to reduce the anti-social consumption of opium by organizing systematic and scientific de-addiction programmes, which have benefited thousands of rural and urban men, women and children drawn from all strata of society since 1980. He established Sucheta Kriplani Shiksha Niketan, a unique residential Senior Secondary School to impart free and quality education to the physically disabled children in 1991.