George was born and brought up in the seaside city of Trivandrum Kerala, at the southwestern tip of India.
Due to a hearing disability that required specialized surgery and because his mother was already in the USA working as a research scientist for NASA and teaching physics, George relocated to America.
He attended New York University’s Stern School Of Business. He specialized in developmental economics and international finance, and soon after graduating he entered the teaching profession which he later changed for a job as a bank officer at Chemical Bank. In 1976 he started his own company, Multinational Computer Models, Inc.
In 1995, Dr. Abraham George returned to India with the goal of making his contribution to reducing the injustices and inequalities he had observed from his travels throughout India, the media, and published works he studied.His first initiative was The George Foundation (TGF), a non-profit organization based in Bangalore, dedicated to the welfare of economically and socially disadvantaged people. The first endeavor of the Foundation was the Shanti Bhavan Residential School which offers world-class education and care for children from India’s poorest segment, the so-called ‘untouchable’ caste (Dalit). As members of the lowest rank of Indian society, Dalits face discrimination at almost every level, from access to education and medical facilities to restrictions on where they can live and what jobs they can have.