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Heart Transplant Survivor- Sudhir Choudhrie

 Sudhir Choudhrie was born and raised in Delhi, India, in 1949. The philanthropist lost his father at a young age; he was left with his mother to take care of him. According to Sudhir Choudhrie , his mother was his role model. At the age of 8, he was taken to the doctor for a health check-up when they realized he had heart failure; one of his valves was leaking. The condition made his heart skip, passing a danger of stopping anytime. Despite experiencing a series of health issues due to the condition, Sudhir did not give up on life.

 Like his peers, Sudhir Choudhrie went through school and graduated from high school. Mr. Choudhrie got an opportunity to join the Delhi University earning a degree in economics. After graduation, he joined his grandfather in the real estate sector before establishing his company. In 1975, magnum Trading Company Ltd was born. The firm was created to discover India’s growing export market. Choudhrie was hardworking and a go-getter; he later moved into the hospitality and tourism industry when working with Taj Hotels and Resort and later a stretch with Adidas AG. Sudhir Choudhrie is a recognized leader; several organizations selected him to lead their organizations, including Ebookers PLC, where he was the Director. Mr. Sudhir is multi-talented. Later he invested in the airspace industry; Air Deccan 2003 became a significant budget airline in India.

 In his day-to-day activities, Sudhir suffered two heart attacks, indicating a need for a heart transplant. The transplant required genetic testing, which indicated he had the titin gene alteration linked to untimely heart failure. The mutation significantly increased the risk. In 1999, Sudhir got a compatible heart donor, a 20-year-old boy from the United States. Sudhir is more than grateful for the young boy for making him live again. The surgery was performed at Columbia University Medical Center in New York. Sudhir Choudhrie is considered the longest-living heart transplant recipient in the world. Since then, he has continued to support heart patients at medical facilities and worldwide.

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