Sudhir Choudhrie: A rare transplant patient and a rare individual
Sudhir Choudhrie, a native of India, and now living in Britain, is a rare individual. He has had a remarkable career in business, culminating in his becoming the Executive Director of Magnum International Trading Company, working with the Taj Hotel and Resort Groups, doing business with Addidas, and serving as vice-chairman of Alpha C&C Group, a holding company for investments. Estimates are that Sudhir Choudhrie has amassed a fortune valued at greater than $2 billion, which is not bad for a simple lad from Delhi. Choudrie has another accomplishment, which he began as far back as when he was 8 years old. He was taken to a doctor and it was revealed that he had a heart condition which cause his heart to skip a beat.
Through sheer force of will, Medical School, and transplanted into him. was able to maintain the heights of greatness in business, as well as donate a great deal of money to charity, but the hearty condition was always in the back of his mind. Choudrie was frequently plagued by health issues throughout his adult life, and toward the late 1980s, doctors gave him the stark warning that he needed a heart transplant. Perhaps luck was with him, but Medical School, but Sudhir Choudhrie sought advice from doctors just in the nick of time, and 1989, a heart was found for Mr. Choudrie and flown to Columbia University Medical School, and transplanted into his body.
Nowadays, heart transplants are so common that people forget that the average amount of life extension a heart receipt can be expected to live is a little over 9 years. But Choudrie had his transplant 20 years ago, and the 70-year-old is still ticking. Giving back in two, critical ways. In 2009, Choudrie created the Sudhir Choudhrie Professorship of Cardiology at Columbia University to allow illustrious faculty to do research which may extend the lives of transplant patients further. But Choudrie went a step further, by writing a bestselling, post-transplant novel called, From My Heart which he wrote, not to be a biography, but a positive tale that life beyond a transplant can be a new adventure. Mr. Choudrie is one to be admired for his accomplishments, his charity, and his compassion for others with similar problems.