Bhumi Pednekar ‘devastated’, Taapsee Pannu pays tribute as sharpshooter Chandro Tomar dies of Covid-19

screenmixApril 30, 2021

World’s oldest sharpshooter Chandro Tomar passed away on Friday after battling with Covid-19. Popularly known as ‘Shooter Dadi’, she died in Uttar Pradesh’s Meerut after being hospitalised with breathing problems. She was 89.

In 2019, Bollywood filmmaker Tushar Hiranandani directed a biopic on her and her sister Prakashi Tomar titled Saand Ki Aankh. It had Bhumi Pednekar essaying the role of Chandro Tomar while Taapsee Pannu played Prakashi Tomar.

Pednekar, who played Chandro on screen, is ‘devastated’ with the news. But she also feels lucky that she got to know the country’s sharpshooter closely. 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 #ChandroTomar #ShooterDadi.”

Taapsee also shared a picture with Chandro with a heartbroken emoji on Instagram.

taapsee pannu chandro tomar Taapsee Pannu shared the photo on Instagram.

Chandro Tomar defied odd and traditions to pursue her goal and attained national fame by winning more than 30 national championships after the age of 65. They were considered the oldest sharpshooters in India.