'Fierce lady who is inspiration to many': Twitter mourns demise of Shooter Dadi Chandro Tomar

'Fierce lady who is inspiration to many': Twitter mourns demise of Shooter Dadi Chandro Tomar

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Friday, April 30, 2021, 04:33 PM IST
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Legendary sharpshooter Chandro Tomar popularly known as 'Shooter Dadi', hailing from the Baghpat village in Uttar Pradesh, passed away on Friday after battling COVID-19 at the age of 89.

Tomar had tested positive for COVID-19 on April 26 and faced difficulty in breathing. Hence, she was admitted to a Meerut hospital where she breathed her last today.

Tomar was already 60-plus when she picked up the gun for the first time but she went on to win many national competitions. Inspired by her, Bollywood even made a movie on her named 'Saand ki Aankh'.

The news of the demise of such a legendary figure has shocked and upset the entire nation.

Union Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri wrote on Twitter, "An epitome of gender equality & champion of women’s rights Smt Chandro Tomar, known as β€˜Shooter Dadi’ by her fans & admirers is no more. The courage with which she challenged patriarchy & took up shooting as a sport will inspire generations to come. Condolences to her family."

Olympic Medalist, Indian shooter Joydeep Karmakar took to Twitter to write, "Unconsolable loss! Our beloved β€œShooter Dadi” is no more! Chandro Tomar, the epitome of courage and determination for many ( Sand Ki Ankh fame ) breathed her last fighting Corona. May her undying spirit inspire 1000 of girls to take up sports from the remotest parts!"

Here's how others are reacting to the loss.

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