Mr. George Abraham
Born in London on 31 October, 1958, George Abraham 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 started his career in Advertising in 1982 working with Advertising & Sales Promotion Co and Ogilvy Benson & Mather. 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. 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. 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.