Navin Gulia

Bomb blast survivor, Award-winning disability rights activist and National Award Winner


An ex-army officer, Navin Gulia made it to the Limca Book of Records by becoming the first & only person to drive from Delhi to Marsimik La, the highest motorable pass in the world, driving nonstop for 55 hours in 2004. What makes him extraordinary is that he is quadriplegic.

Navin is an inspiring story of relentless determination. He is a multiple award winning, internationally acclaimed, author, adventurer, orator and a social worker.

After a freak accident that left him paralyzed waist-down in 1995, today Navin has flown hang-gliders, driven over 1 lakh kilometres on adventure expeditions, has authored three books & is running an organization called ‘Adda Charitable Trust’ for the welfare of underprivileged children.

Awards and Accomplishments

Awards and Accomplishments

Navin is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards including ‘National Role Model Award’ from Dr Abdul Kalam in 2007,  the ‘Global Indian Award’ by Times Of India in 2005, ‘Karamveer Puruskar’ from iCongo in 2011 & ‘CNN-IBN Real Heroes Award’ in 2012.

His book ‘In Quest of the Last Victory’ was published by Pearson Longman and is a best seller in its category and so is his Hindi book ‘Veer Usko Janiye’ published by Prabhat Prakashan. Navin can write in three languages.

His book ‘Gandhi banaam Bhagat – ek sant ek Sainik’ is a comparative study of the two legends of Indian independence struggle, highlighting how the philosophies and lives of these two individuals, who have often been pitted against one another, were so similar.

Why Navin Gulia ?

An internationally acclaimed orator, he has been invited to speak at different TEDx talks and has spoken at prestigious institutions like IIMs, IITs, National Defense Academy, Officers Training Academy,  Indian military Academy, educational institutions, sports teams and corporate management teams across the country and the world.  

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