Chandro Tomar, who was popularly generally known as “Shooter Dadi”, handed away on Friday, 30 April due to COVID-19 . She was 89 and had been admitted to a personal hospital in Meerut the place she breathed her final. After the information got here out, her followers and numerous identified celebrities took to social media to mourn her dying.
Bollywood actor Bhumi Pednekar, who performed Tomar within the biopic Saand Ki Aankh remembered Shooter Dadi by sharing few footage together with her and wrote, “You may be missed a lot eternally”.
You may be missed a lot ❤️
Perpetually #ChandroTomar #ShooterDadi pic.twitter.com/zM9nEhq5Ic
— bhumi pednekar (@bhumipednekar) April 30, 2021
In one other tweet, she mentioned “her legacy will dwell on”, including that she’s fortunate as she “acquired to know and be her”.
Devastated by the information of Chandro Dadi’s demise. Appears like part of me is gone. She made her personal guidelines & paved the trail for a lot of woman to discover their dream. Her legacy will dwell on in them. Condolences to the household. Am fortunate I acquired to know and be her 🙏#ChandroTomar #ShooterDadi — bhumi pednekar (@bhumipednekar) April 30, 2021
Taapsee Pannu, who performed Chandro’s sister-in-law Prakashi Tomar within the movie, paid her tributes through Twitter. The actor shared that she’s going to “dwell on eternally in all the ladies” she gave hope to.
For the inspiration you’ll at all times be…
You’ll dwell on eternally in all the ladies you gave hope to dwell. My cutest rockstar Might the ✌🏼 and peace be with you ❤️ pic.twitter.com/4823i5jyeP
— taapsee pannu (@taapsee) April 30, 2021
Akshay Kumar too provided his “heartfelt condolences to the household”.
By no means met #ShooterDadi however might really feel the heat in her tweets at any time when we interacted. Deeply saddened to be taught of her passing, my heartfelt condolences to the household 🙏🏻 — Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) April 30, 2021
Ex-cricketer Virendra Sehwag, Hardeep Singh Puri (Indian Union Minister for Dwelling and City Affairs), and Arjun Awardee shooter Joydeep Karmakar Oly had been among the many different identified names who mourned Tomar’s dying on Twitter.
Dadi Chandro Tomar was the good Dadi and an inspiration for a lot of. My condolences to her household and properly wishers.
Om Shanti Dadi . pic.twitter.com/P5rA03gkJ1
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) April 30, 2021
An epitome of gender equality & champion of girls’s rights Smt Chandro Tomar, generally known as ‘Shooter Dadi’ by her followers & admirers is not any extra. The braveness with which she challenged patriarchy & took up capturing as a sport will encourage generations to come. Condolences to her household. pic.twitter.com/mhvOaGjAZI — Hardeep Singh Puri (@HardeepSPuri) April 30, 2021
Unconsolable loss! Our beloved “Shooter Dadi” is not any extra! Chandro Tomar, the epitome of braveness and willpower for a lot of ( Sand Ki Ankh fame ) breathed her final combating Corona. Might her timeless spirit encourage 1000 of ladies to take up sports activities from the remotest components! 🙏🏼 pic.twitter.com/64paAQaJGR
— Joydeep Karmakar OLY (@Joydeep709) April 30, 2021
Chandro and Prakash Tomar are believed to be the oldest sharpshooters within the nation. She hailed from Johri village of Baghpat district, Uttar Pradesh. Her sharpshooter profession started on the age of 65. Regardless of preliminary objections from her household, she continued taking part in numerous capturing championships and received greater than 25 such tournaments.
One in every of her niece Seema Tomar can also be a sharpshooter and is the primary Indian lady to win a medal on the Rifle and Pistol World Cup in 2010.