‘Shooter Dadi’ Chandro Tomar dies due to COVID-19; Bhumi Pednekar, Taapsee Pannu share tributes

Bhumi Pednekar, who portrayed Chandro Tomar in Saand Ki Aankh, said “her legacy will live on”, adding that she’s lucky as she “got to know and be her”.

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‘Shooter Dadi’ Chandro Tomar dies due to COVID-19; Bhumi Pednekar, Taapsee Pannu share tributes

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Chandro Tomar, who was popularly known as "Shooter Dadi", passed away on Friday, 30 April due to COVID-19 . She was 89 and had been admitted to a private hospital in Meerut where she breathed her last. After the news came out, her fans and various known celebrities took to social media to mourn her death.

Bollywood actor Bhumi Pednekar, who played Tomar in the biopic Saand Ki Aankh remembered Shooter Dadi by sharing few pictures with her and wrote, “You will be missed so much forever”.

In another tweet, she said “her legacy will live on”, adding that she’s lucky as she “got to know and be her”.

Taapsee Pannu, who played Chandro’s sister-in-law Prakashi Tomar in the film, paid her tributes via Twitter. The actor shared that she will “live on forever in all the girls” she gave hope to.

Akshay Kumar too offered his “heartfelt condolences to the family”.

Ex-cricketer Virendra Sehwag, Hardeep Singh Puri (Indian Union Minister for Home and Urban Affairs), and Arjun Awardee shooter Joydeep Karmakar Oly were among the other known names who mourned Tomar's death on Twitter.

Chandro and Prakash Tomar are believed to be the oldest sharpshooters in the country. She hailed from Johri village of Baghpat district, Uttar Pradesh. Her sharpshooter career began at the age of 65. Despite initial objections from her family, she continued participating in various shooting championships and won more than 25 such tournaments.

One of her niece Seema Tomar is also a sharpshooter and is the first Indian woman to win a medal at the Rifle and Pistol World Cup in 2010.

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