But her parents are now celebrating after the miracle baby beat the odds to survive, and she has finally been discharged from hospital aged six months.
Manushi was born 12 weeks prematurely after her mum started suffering from complications, and when she arrived her foot was the size of her dad's thumbnail. She was as tiny as his father's thumbnail.
In all, she was in the NICU for nearly 210 days and on Thursday, when she was discharged, her weight was close to 2400 grams. She then had to have an emergency caesarean just 28 weeks into her pregnancy.
After the extensive medical care, she got discharged from the hospital after getting six months old. Doctors told that she is growing nicely, her eyes are regularly progressing and her brain is structurally normal. So doctors suggested the operation to save both lives.
Dr Sunil Janged, chief neonatologist at the hospital, said: "When the baby was born, we were uncertain of what could happen".
Measuring just 8.6inches long she had underdeveloped lungs, heart, brain, kidneys and had paper-thin skin. "The babies that small have less than 0.5% chance of survival without brain damage." said Dr Pradeep Suryawanshi, Senior Professor Neonatology Bharti University Pune.
She was immediately put on a ventilator and transferred to the Jivanta Children's Hospital NICU but the chances of survival were slim. Initial days were hard as her birth weight dropped down.
But Manushi proved she was strong - undergoing multiple transfusions of essential nutrition, blood transfusions, and respiratory support until she was stable enough to take milk at seven weeks.
She was struggling to breathe, so was immediately put on advanced respiratory support to expand her tiny, immature lungs.
They said: 'She's just fought and fought and fought against all the odds, but she's made it'.
The majority of her medical costs of Rs 1,000,000 (£11,500) were also waived by the hospital, given the family's low income.
Hospital director Dr Sunil Janged said: "We chose to save the life of the baby and offer her necessary medical care and attention because we wanted to send out a message that a girl child must be protected". Especially in the state like Rajasthan where female baby abortions are so prevalent, this step is very necessary to raise awareness and stop the bad practice.
Her mum Seeta, 48, and dad Giriraj, 50, from Rajasthan, India, call her their real life miracle.