India is currently facing the worst of the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. In the midst of this, the octogenarian shooter Chandro Tomar, nicknamed Shooter Dadi, has succumbed to COVID-19. He was hospitalized two days ago when he complained of shortness of breath. However, earlier today, he passed away.
Chandro is believed to be the oldest sniper in the world. He picked up the gun when he was 60 years old. Her life was also translated on screen in the form of the Hindi film Saand Ki Aankh that came out in 2019. Bhumi Pednekar rehearsed the role of Chandro Tomar while Taapsee Pannu rehearsed the role of Chandro’s sister Prakashi Tomar, who was also a shooter.
Upon learning of the disappearance, both Taapsee and Bhumi expressed their grief through social media. Sharing a happy image with Chandro Tomar, Taapsee wrote: “For the inspiration that you will always be… You will live forever in all the girls you gave hope to live for.
Meanwhile, Bhumi wrote: “Devastated by the news of Chandro Dadi’s death. I feel like a part of me is gone. She made her own rules and paved the way for many girls to find their dream. Her legacy will live on in them. . Condolences to the family. I am lucky to know her and to be her. ”
Chandro, along with her sister Prakashi Tomar, participated in various competitions. Shooter Dadi won many awards in the retiree category, including Stri Shakti Sanman, presented by the President of India himself.