Sudhir Choudhrie's Commitment in Promoting Positive Attitude

Sudhir Choudhrie is a 71-year-old entrepreneur and philanthropist. Though he has had a severe health condition since he was a young boy, Sudhir has positively influenced all those around him. Among some of his most popular ventures include the Cardiology Professorship established in his name at the Columbia University Medical Centre. He is a strong promoter for organ donations and offers other insights and experiences with his heart transplant.

Sudhir Choudhrie is an Indian native. At eight years old, a medical exam revealed a leaking valve in his heart. He went through several health problems related but was determined to succeed. He was admitted to the University of Delhi for a degree in economics. After graduation, he joined his grandfather in the real estate business. Soon after, Sudhir launched his own company, the Magnum Training Company Ltd that explored the Indian exports market. He partnered with Taj Hotels and Resorts and later with Adidas AG. In 2003, Sudhir invested in Air Deccan, and after a few years, it became the major budget airline in India.

Sudhir Choudhrie went through two heart attacks and deteriorating health which meant he needed an immediate heart transplant. In 1999, a compatible donor heart was found when he had just a few hours to live. The surgery was a success, and after undergoing therapy, Choudhrie made a full recovery. Twenty-two years later, Sudhir Choudhrie is among the longest surviving heart transplant recipients globally. Choudhrie believes that he has a second chance in life and honors it by taking care of his body and adopting a positive attitude. After the transplant, he promised to be a positive energy to all and to assist and promote the lives of organ donors and recipients. Choudhrie’s family launched a charitable organization to promote organ donation.