‘Shooter Dadi’ Chandro Tomar passes away due to COVID-19, Taapsee Pannu mourns loss

'Shooter Dadi' Chandro Tomar passes away due to COVID-19, Taapsee Pannu, Bhumi Pednekar, Hardeep Puri, others mourn loss
'Shooter Dadi' Chandro Tomar passes away due to COVID-19, Taapsee Pannu, Bhumi Pednekar, Hardeep Puri, others mourn loss

‘Shooter Dadi’ Chandro Tomar passes away due to COVID-19, Taapsee Pannu mourns loss- Chandro Tomar popularly knows as ‘Shooter Dadi’, passed away on Friday. She was admitted to a Meerut hospital on April 26 after she tested positive for COVID19. As per reports, she was facing problem-related with breathing.

A movie named ‘Saand Ki Aankh’ based on her life was released recently. The film is based on more than 80-year-old shooters, Chandro Tomar and her sister-in-law Prakshi Tomar from Uttar Pradesh’s Johri village in Baghpat district. The veterans had learned shooting sport at the age of 60 and won 700 medals.

‘Shooter Dadi’ Chandro Tomar passes away due to COVID-19, Taapsee Pannu mourns loss

Actress Taapsee Pannu who had played the role of Chandro Tomar expressed condolences on her death.

For the inspiration you will always be… You will live on forever in all the girls you gave hope to live. My cutest rockstar,” she wrote on Twitter.

“Devastated by the news of Chandro Dadi’s demise. Feels like a part of me is gone. She made her own rules & paved the path for many girl to find their dream. Her legacy will live on in them. Condolences to the family. Am lucky I got to know and be her,” wrote Bhumi Pednekar who was also part of the movie.

People from various walks of life also condoled her death.

“An epitome of gender equality & champion of women’s rights Smt Chandro Tomar, known as ‘Shooter Dadi’ by her fans & admirers is no more. The courage with which she challenged patriarchy & took up shooting as a sport will inspire generations to come. Condolences to her family,” wrote Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri.

“Unconsolable loss! Our beloved “Shooter Dadi” is no more! Chandro Tomar, the epitome of courage and determination for many ( Sand Ki Ankh fame ) breathed her last fighting Corona. May her undying spirit inspire 1000 of girls to take up sports from the remotest parts!” wrote Joydeep Karmakar.