She survived but life dealt a cruel blow when the doctors and physiotherapists treating her told her she could not walk for the rest of her life. The accident had turned her into a paraplegic. It meant Sujata was immobile below the shoulders at the early age 21.
She soon realized that she needed to be financially independent first . She started working with her sister, who is a fashion designer, and then started a textile workshop on her own but the workers took advantage of her physical disability and she lost money.