Sudhir Choudhrie credits his faith in God and the support of family and friends for his daily peace of mind. For his remaining time on earth, he is committed to practicing gratitude, telling his story to inspire others to do the same and honoring those who are no longer with him. The 101st richest Indian person in the world says he learned of his father’s diagnosis when he was nine years old. When his father died at a tender age, it put him at a crossroads.
Sudhir Choudhrie was involved in a series of businesses in managing healthcare and manufacturing facilities for other companies. His mission was to provide affordable housing for low-income individuals. “When I was diagnosed with cancer 30 years ago, I was given six months to live,” Choudhrie says. “I said to my wife at the time that I have three objectives in life: to see the next Olympic Games, the next Formula One race and the birth of our first child and more
She was pregnant and we thought that it might be a little difficult to have the baby if I was still alive, but luckily I was.” Sudhir Choudhrie managed to overcome every obstacle that has come his way. Today, he continues to be thankful for the quality of his life, which was certainly different when he was diagnosed.
Born in India, Delhi in 1944 and despite his family’s economic situation, he was able to attend Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick, where he earned a B.A. in mathematics and computer science. In a recent interview with The Hindu, Sudhir Choudhrie explained the lesson he hopes will be resonated by his readers, saying, “My philosophy is simplicity and the importance of love. When I was diagnosed with a serious illness at a tender age, I was very frightened, but I understood that life was all about simplicity, honesty and giving.”