Born on 11th April 1968 at Batala, Gurpartap Singh Mann belongs to a agricultural family. His family moved to settle in Batala during the partition in 1947. His early schooling was from Baring School and Baring Union Christian College at Batala. He did his Engineering in Mechanical from Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College at Ludhiana. He did MBA from Punjab University. He worked in Swaraj Engines, Punjab State Industrial Development Corporation and then moved on to join Punjab Infrastructure Development Board (PIDB). He was one of the founder employee to have structured and established the important organisation which creates Infrastructure projects through Public Private Partnerships. He has to his credit about 50 such projects. He quit the organisation in 2010 from the Post of Chief General Manager after having served in PIDB for more than 11 years. He is now involved in social work and is also working on renewable energy projects.