Chandro Tomar, the world’s oldest sharpshooter, died on Friday after competing against Kovid-19. Popularly known as ‘Shooter Dadi’, he died in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh after suffering from shortness of breath. She was 89 years old.
In 2019, Bollywood filmmaker Tusshar Hiranandani directed a biopic on him and his sister Prateek Tomar, titled Bull’s Eye. It had Bhumi Pednekar as Chandro Tomar, while Taapsee Pannu played Prakashi Tomar.
Pednekar, who plays Chandro on screen, is ‘devastated’ by the news. But she also considers herself lucky to have got to know the country’s sharpshooter closely. He wrote on Twitter, “devastated by the news of Chandro Dadi’s demise. Looks like a part of me is gone. He set his own rules and paved the way for many girls to find their dreams. His legacy will live on them. Condolences to the family. Luckily, I came to know that it is #ChandroTomar #ShooterDadi. “
Chandro devastated by news of grandmother’s demise. Looks like a part of me is gone. He set his own rules and paved the way for many girls to find their dreams. His legacy will live on them. Condolences to the family. I am lucky to know and know#Chandrotar # Shatrugidi
– Bhumi Pednekar (@bhumipednekar) 30 April, 2021
Tapose also shared a picture with Chandro on Instagram with a heart-breaking emoji.
Chandro Tomar defined asymmetries and traditions to pursue his goal and gained national fame by winning more than 30 national championships after the age of 65. He was considered to be India’s oldest sharpshooter.