India is currently facing the worst of the second wave of COVID-19 epidemic. Meanwhile, octogenarian shooter Chandro Tomar, nicknamed shooter Dadi, has succumbed to COVID-19. She was admitted to the hospital two days ago when she complained of difficulty in breathing. However, before today, he passed away.
Chandro is believed to be the oldest female sharpshooter in the world. She picked up the gun when she was in her 60s. His life was also translated onscreen as a Hindi film Saand Ki Aankh Which came out in 2019. Bhumi Pednekar essayed the role of Chandro Tomar, while Taapsee Pannu essayed the role of Chandro’s sister Prakashi Tomar, who was also a shooter.
On learning about the demise, both Taapsee and Bhumi expressed grief through social media. Sharing a happy picture with Chandro Tomar, Taapsee wrote, “You will always be there for inspiration … You will always be on all the girls you hoped to live.” My dearest rockstar ✌ ???? And peace be with you ”.
You will always be there for inspiration…
You will always be alive on all the girls you expected to live. My dearest rockstar ✌ ???? And peace be with you. pic.twitter.com/4823i5jyeP
– Tapanse Pan (@taapsee) 30 April, 2021
Meanwhile, Bhumi wrote, “Devastated by the news of Chandro Dadi’s demise. I feel that a part of me is gone. She made her own rules and paved the way for many girls to find their dreams. Her legacy has gone to them. But will live on. Condolences to the family. I’m lucky to know that. “
Chandro devastated by news of grandmother’s demise. Looks like a part of me is gone. He set his own rules and paved the way for many girls to find their dreams. His legacy will live on them. Condolences to the family. Am lucky i know it and can it be ????#Chandrotar # Shatrugidi
– bhumi pednekar (@bhumipednekar) 30 April, 2021
Chandro, along with his sister Prakashi Tomar, participated in many competitions. Shooter Dadi won several awards in the Senior Citizen category including Strike Shakti Sanman presented by the President of India.
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