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Chandro Tomar Aka ‘Shooter Dadi’ Passes Away Due To COVID-19, Taapsee Pannu & Bhumi Pednekar Mourn Her Death

<p><span data-contrast="auto">Veteran sharpshooter Chandro Tomar, fondly known as ‘Shooter Dadi’, passed away on Friday (April 30). She was 89. Chandro was admitted to a hospital in Meerut after she tested positive for COVID-19.</span><span data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</span></p>
<p><span data-contrast="auto">The octogenarian shooter was hospitalized after she complained of difficulty in breathing. The official Twitter handle of the shooter had shared the news about her ill health.</span><span data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</span></p>
<p><strong>Also READ: <a href=" Award Winner &amp; Noted Tamil Filmmaker K V Anand Passes Away</a></strong></p>
<p><span data-contrast="auto">&ldquo;Dadi Chandro Tomar has tested positive for COVID-19 and has been admitted to a hospital due to breathing issues. God protect all &ndash; Family,&rdquo; the tweet read.</span><span data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</span></p>
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<p><span data-contrast="auto">A film based on her and Prakashi Tomar&rsquo;s life titled &lsquo;</span><span data-contrast="auto">Saand</span><span data-contrast="auto"> Ki Aankh&rsquo; released in 2019. The movie starred Taapsee Pannu and Bhumi Pednekar in lead roles. Taapsee took to social media to pen an emotional note for Chandro. She tweeted, "For the inspiration you will always be… You will live on forever in all the girls you gave hope to live. My cutest rockstar May peace be with you."</span></p>
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<p><span data-contrast="auto">Bhumi Pednekar expressed grief over Chandro Tomar’s death and said that her legacy will live forever. The ‘Bala’ actress offered condolence to her family and said that she was lucky to play her role in ‘Saand Ki Aankh’.</span></p>
<p><span data-contrast="auto">"Devastated by the news of Chandro Dadi&rsquo;s demise. Feels like a part of me is gone. She made her own rules &amp; 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," the actress wrote on the micro-blogging site.</span></p>
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<p><span data-contrast="auto">Chandro became an accomplished shooter in her 60s after she learned shooting in 1999. She bagged more than 30 national championships and was credited as the oldest (woman) sharpshooter in the world.</span></p>
<p><span data-contrast="auto"><span class="TextRun SCXW41828477 BCX0" lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW41828477 BCX0">Chandro&rsquo;s family members including her husband had expressed their displeasure when she started her sharpshooting career. Despite the opposition, she continued to participate in competitions. The legendary shooter encouraged other&nbsp;</span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW41828477 BCX0" lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW41828477 BCX0">families</span></span><span class="TextRun SCXW41828477 BCX0" lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW41828477 BCX0">&nbsp;to allow their girls and daughters to participate in the sport.&nbsp;</span></span><span class="EOP SCXW41828477 BCX0" data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</span></span></p>
<p><span data-contrast="auto">Watch this space for more updates!</span></p>

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