Sudhir Choudhrie is a seventy-one-year-old philanthropist and entrepreneur with an inspiring but complex story. At an early age, Sudhir Choudhrie discovered he was suffering from a severe health situation, but he uses that to positively impact the lives of others.
Sudhir Choudhrie is known to engage in different ventures like Columbia University Medical Centre’s Cardiology Professorship. He also donates organs to transplant patients and offers insights about his heart transplant. To understand Choudhrie’s passion for impacting lives, you need to understand his life journey and how he turned his health condition to benefit society and his family.
Sudhir Choudhrie’s Early Life and Career
Sudhir was born and grew up in Delhi. His father succumbed to death at a tender age, but his mother remained a great caregiver and role model. At eight, he went for a medical examination that proved he had a leaking valve in his heart. This health condition made his heart skip and showed it could lead to failure at any time.
With this rare heart condition, Choudhrie went through a series of other heart-related health concerns. But this did not stop him from being successful. After high school, the London based entrepreneur joined the University of Delhi to pursue a degree in economics. After graduating, he worked in his grandfather’s real estate business before starting his business.
In 1975, Sudhir Choudhrie founded Magnum Trading Company Ltd to explore the emerging export market of India. In 1995, he ventured into the tourism industry with Taj Resorts and Hotels, and from 1999-2005, the London entrepreneur was the director of Ebookers PLC. In 2003, he heavily invested in Air Deccan, which became the leading budget airline in India in five years. During this period, Sudhir Choudhrie suffered more than one heart attack and months of declining health conditions that showed he could no longer delay his heart transplant. His transplant needed genetic testing. It showed he has a titin gene mutation resulting from premature heart failure and more