Sudhir Choudhrie, And His Second Chance At Life
Life is itself a gift that we should make the best out of. But unfortunately, very few people get a second chance in life, and those who get it make the best out of it. One of such individuals who has gotten a second chance at life is Sudhir Choudhrie, the founder of Magnum International Trading Company.
Sudhir Choudhrie was diagnosed with a heart problem at a young age. It was identified that one of the heart valves was malfunctioning, causing the heart to skip beats. At the age of 50, the condition had deteriorated, causing severe damage to the heart. The doctors indicated the situation was critical as he had experienced two heart failures already. As a result, he needed an urgent heart transplant and was lucky to get an emergency heart transplant in 1999. The successful operation at the Columbia University Medical Center was a turning point in the life of Sudhir Choudhrie. He is one of the longest-living recipients of heart transplants. In addition, Choudhrie has dedicated his life to giving back to the community, a part of thanking the communities that saved his life.
Although he was a philanthropist before his heart transplant, Sudhir Choudhrie has increased his commitment to giving back to the community in the last two decades. He has expanded his work with communities and organizations that work to help people with cardiac issues. In 2005, his donations supported establishing a cardiology professorship in his name at the Columbia University Medical Center.
In 2010, through his Choudhrie Family Foundation, he donated funds used to construct the Choudhrie Family Student Lounge. Medical students use the lounge to relax and get away briefly from the healthcare and study responsibilities. He has also contributed to other organizations such as the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, whose donation was to further research into genetic causes of dilated cardiomyopathy.