Billionaire businessman Sudhir Choudhrie has endured something which most of us will never have to experience. In the chest of the man who founded Alpha C&C Group, there beats the heart of a donor. Mr. Choudhrie is a heart transplant patient. No one has lived longer with a cardiac transplant than he has.
People tend to keep their health issues private. However, when you are a public figure like Mr. Sudhir Choudhrie that becomes a bit more difficult. People are curious, and so speculation and rumors begin circulating.
When Sudhir Choudhrie met the health crisis of his life in 1999, he took a different approach. Instead of being secretive about what was going on with his health, he wanted to share his story with the world.
Born in Delhi, India, in 1949 Mr. Choudhrie was raised by his mother. His father had died relatively young. Choudhrie always refers to his mother as his hero because of the obstacles she overcame in raising him as a single parent.
Mr. Choudhrie’s mother made sure that he received an education. Her efforts culminated in him receiving a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Delhi.
Sudhir Choudhrie wasted no time putting his knowledge to good use. He began a trading company that sourced TV studio equipment from the UK and sold it to the Indian government. His timing for the venture was impeccable. The Indian government was eagerly acquiring machinery to develop its growing television network during the 60s and 70s.
The business blossomed branching out into other areas such as agricultural equipment, healthcare, aviation, and more. Through it all, Mr. Choudhrie’s health had been deteriorating steadily. Then one day, he just became really ill as his heart began to fail.
In his deeply personal book, “From My Heart: A Tale of Love, Life, and Destiny,” Mr. Choudhrie recalls how he underwent emergency surgery to save his life at the age of 50. The book was a number one international bestseller on Amazon in its first week of release. Mr. Choudhrie says that his greatest achievement is to still be alive today at the age of 70.