Javed Ahmad Tak
Bruised and maimed by a militant attack in Kashmir in 1996, which left him a wheelchair bound paraplegic with 100% disability and a host of other related problems, Javed turned his adversity into a mission. He started Humanity Welfare Organization Helpline, an organisation that caters to the needs of people with disabilities and creates awareness through sensitisation programmes. His legal activism has restored several rights of the disabled in the state. Javed received the national award for working for ‘Welfare of Persons with Disabilities in 2004’ and many other honours.