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Shooter Dadi Chandro Tomar falls victim to COVID-19 in Meerut hospital

MUMBAI: Shooter Chandro Tomar, also known as ‘Shooter Dadi’, died of COVID-19 at the age of 89.

She had tested positive for COVID-19 and admitted to a Meerut hospital on April 26 after complaining of breathing problems.

The news was announced on the 89-year-old legendary shooter’s Twitter page, which hails from Baghpat village in Uttar Pradesh.

Her sister, a fellow shooter who joined her late in the sport, shared her grief on Twitter and wrote: “Mera saath chhoot gaya, Chandro kahan chali gayi (I lost my partner, where did Chandro go).”

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Her death has been mourned by people from all walks of life, from Union ministers to film actors.


Chandro was well into her 60s when she first picked up a pistol, but she went on to win numerous national competitions, even inspiring a Bollywood film based on her life, ‘Saand ki Aankh’.

She is said to be the world’s oldest woman sharpshooter.

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