As ‘shooter dadi’ Chandro Tomar passed away, Bollywood pays tribute to her

Chandro Tomar passed away on Friday after testing COVID-19 positive.

Chandro Tomar, the world’s oldest sharpshooter, passed away on Friday after succumbing to COVID-19. She was 89 years old. She was known as “Shooter Dadi”.

The movie “Saand ki Aankh” was made on the story of Chandro Tomar and her sister Prakashi Tomar. Bhumi Pednekar played the role of Chandro Tomar while Taapsee Pannu essayed the role of Prakashi Tomar. The film was released in 2019.

“Devastated by the news of Chandro Dadiโ€™s demise. Feels like a part of me is gone. She made her own rules & paved the path for many girls to find their dream. Her legacy will live on in them. Condolences to the family. Am lucky I got to know and be her #ChandroTomar #ShooterDadi,” Bhumi Pednekar wrote on her social media handle.

Aftab Shivdasani also paid tribute to her on Twitter and wrote, “Very sad news on the passing of the iconic Chandro Tomar Ji also known as shooter dadi. An inspiration to millions of people all over… RIP dadi, May God grant you peace and your family strength at this difficult time.”

“Never met #ShooterDadi but could feel the warmth in her tweets whenever we interacted. Deeply saddened to learn of her passing, my heartfelt condolences to the family,” Akshay Kumar tweeted.

Taapsee Pannu shared a picture with Chandro Tomar on her social media with the words, “But I learnt from you to never give up… Daadi will live on forever in the hearts of many girls like me who she was an inspiration to.”

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