Sudhir Choudhrie is one of the inspiring philanthropists and entrepreneurs. He has faced many obstacles in his life and business journey. The 71-year-old businessman was diagnosed with a heart problem early in his life. The health condition negatively impacted his life; however, it did not deter him from succeeding in his studies. His exemplary grades allowed him an entry to the University of Delhi. Consequently, he graduated with an economics degree.
Sudhir Choudhrie began his career by working in his grandfather’s business before establishing his own business. Consequently, in 1975, he founded a trading company, Magnum Trading Company. Later, Sudhir partnered with Taj Hotels and Resorts to increase his investment venture. Sudhir founded Adidas Indian Trading Company in 1995. The company built 180 stores and other manufacturing facilities in India within a short time. Besides, he invested appreciably in Air Deccan. Also, due to his vast experience, he served at Ebookers PLC as a director.
Sudhir underwent a heart transplant in 1999. The surgery was performed by Dr. Mehmet Oz at Columbia University Medical Center. Afterward, he grew a desire to help transplant patients. After the surgery, Sudhir Choudhrie wrote down his transplant experience in his book, “From My Heart: A Tale of Life, Love, and Destiny.” Consequently, the book has been an inspiration to many transplant patients.
Interestingly, Sudhir is one of the longest-living heart transplant patients. Consequently, he promotes organ donations and transplants through a charitable organization. Besides, the foundation supports health education and medical projects, majorly in the United States and the United Kingdom. Other than health efforts, the organization has heavily donated to the University of Oxford and engaged in other charities in the United States, the United Kingdom, and India.