When Sudhir Choudhrie decides to take a stroll through the happenings of the iconic Goodwood Revival staged in the heart of Britain’s motor racing culture, Sudhir Choudhrie feels swept away into another world. However, it’s an environment that makes him feel like he has come home. Just one of the reasons is the incredible selection of fully restored vintage automobiles that are on display. Choudhrie himself is among the world’s most prolific collectors of classic cars. He also enjoys the multitudes of people who turn out in a period dress. That includes tweed jackets and trilby hats for the men and flowing frocks and furs for the women. The purpose of Goodwood is to recapture a bygone era. Sudhir Choudhrie sometimes calls it “a better managed time,” although he readily admits that the haze of nostalgia can overlay what was likely a less inclusive and more severe period of British history.
Sudhir Choudhrie has always had an affinity for the country that once ruled his native land. He was born in Delhi in 1949, just two years after India won its independence from the British. In many ways, Choudhrie said his lifetime mirrors the tumultuous relationship between the European island nation and the South Asian subcontinent.
Today, Choudhrie counts himself a British citizen. He holds dual citizenship with the U.K. and India. From the time he was a young man fresh out of college, Choudhrie has been building bridges between the U.K. and India, first with an import-export business and later with an array of other entrepreneurial activities.
Sudhir Choudhrie’s business pursuits made him a wealthy man. His personal net worth is estimated to be in excess of $2 billion. He still views the cultural and commerce connection between India and Great Britain to be among the most special relationships in the world.