Born in London on 31 October, 1958, George Abraham is a Social Entrepreneur, Inspirational Speaker and a Disability Activist. He has been visually impaired since the age of 10 months thanks to a near fatal attack of meningitis.
He Post Graduated in Operations Research and Graduated in Mathematics from St Stephen’s College, Delhi University. He completed his schooling from Kendriya Bidyalaya Hubli.
He started his career in Advertising in 1982 working with Advertising & Sales Promotion Co and Ogilvy Benson & Mather. His professional life took a sharp turn when he visited a school for the blind in 1988.
He launched cricket for the blind in India in 1990. Setup the World Blind Cricket Council and was elected as its Founding Chairman in 1996. He conceived and organized the inaugural World Cup of Cricket for the blind in 1998 at New Delhi.
Responding to the realization that “Blindness was not the real problem but the mindset was”, George setup Score Foundation and launched Project Eyeway, a single stop knowledge resource on living a life with blindness. Eyeway shares information, connects people with resources and helps fight discrimination.
In 2013, he conceived and produced a 13 part TV serial-“Nazar Ya Nazariya” featuring Naseerudding Shah and Harsh Chchaya as anchors. The serial which had over 39 case stories was about possibilities and potential.
George co-authored the book “A Handbook of Inclusive Education” in 2004 which was published by Sage Publication.
Today George travels both in India and abroad speaking to varied audiences sharing his life learnings, journey as a social entrepreneur and his life as a person with disability. Has delivered 2 TEDx talks in 2011 and 2017.
George is an Ashoka fellow. He carried the Olympic Torch at Atlanta 1996. He was nominated as one of the Limca Book of Records People of the year in 2007. He was awarded the Sanskriti Award in 1995 and was given the C F Andrews Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2015 by St Stephen’s College. He was featured by Discovery Channel in their campaign “Discovery People in 1998. He was also part of the Aviva Forward Thinkers campaign in 2007.
TEDx talk in September, 2017 at Pune
Interview on a youtube channel The Story Tellers
TEDx talk in 2012 at Christ University, Bangalore
Talk on the TV channel Times Now
An interesting podcast featuring me. Sharing a podcast which is an interview of mineHere’s a show for you… Blind men can bowl episode of Spotify Studios