Patricia hails from a humble family in Chennai However after getting married, poverty struck her and she became a victim of domestic abuse. Patricia and her two kids were soon stranded without home and money. Eventually they all moved in with her father, where she decided to fight back.
Supported by her love for cooking, Patricia borrowed a few 100 rupees from her mother, made few squashes and jams, and sold them all within a day in her mother’s office. Her father’s friend helped in setting up a mobile cart at Marina Beach where she sold fresh juices, tea, coffee, cutlets and samosas. Over the years, her business grew and Patricia now owns a chain of restaurants which are named under her late daughter’s memory - Sandeepha.