Sudhir Choudhrie is the son of the famous Choudhrie family. Sudhir’s father built roads for the British in 1947 when India was still under British rule. He endured long hours and grueling working conditions with little pay or appreciation – but Sudhir Choudhrie never complained because he was grateful to have any job at all during this period. Sudhir’s father enforced the practice of gratitude in his family and insisted that they always express gratitude for their lives and everything in them.
Today, Sudhir still lives by this principle and ensures he practices it by expressing gratitude daily, even if it is something small. Sudhir has said: “Even now, I don’t know how to say ‘thank you in English – but I do know how to say ‘thank you in Hindi. And, whenever I say ‘thank you in Hindi, the meaning is very similar to the English word. So, it’s not just a formal form of saying thank you – it’s a way of encouraging the person who has given me something.” Sudhir believes that expressing thankfulness is a key part of life and more
Despite his wealth, Sudhir says that he would never change how he was brought up and is still very close to his family today: “I was always told to do whatever I have to do and then go home. I believe that my wife is my priority in life. She is a mother and a wife. She gives me everything. His legacy will continue when his children are born. He is committed to raising his children to be grateful for everything and anything they receive, including the necessities of life. Sudhir Choudhrie hopes one day to pass down his philosophy of gratitude to his children. It is something he would like to see people practice everywhere in the world, and he believes that if everyone did so, the world would be a better place.