Who was Shooter Dadi – Chandro Tomar?
Chandro Tomar, nicknamed Shooter Dadi was an octogenarian sharp shooter from the village of Johri in the Bagpat district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.
Since learning to shoot in 1999 when she was already in her 60s, she had attained national fame as an accomplished shooter, having won more than 30 national championships. She was referred to as the oldest (woman) sharpshooter in the world and a “feminist icon.”
Shooter Dadi – Chandro Tomar Biography
|Nickname(s)||Shooter Dadi (Shooter Grandmother)|
|Born||1 January 1932 Shamli, Uttar Pradesh, India|
|Died||30 April 2021 (aged 89)|
Chandro Tomar Latest News
‘Shooter Dadi’ Chandro Tomar dies of Covid-19. Veteran sharpshooter Chandro Tomar, also known as ‘Shooter Dadi’ , died of Covid-19 at Meerut medical college on Friday.
Aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri condoled the demise of Chandro Tomar and said, “An epitome of gender equality & champion of women’s rights Smt Chandro Tomar, known as ‘Shooter Dadi’ by her fans and admirers is no more.The courage with which she challenged patriarchy and took up shooting as a sport will inspire generations to come. Condolences to her family.”
The Bollywood movie “Saand ki Aankh” in 2019 was inspired by their lives.
Chandro Tomar popularly known as ‘Shooter Dadi, passed away. She was admitted to a Meerut hospital on April 26 after she tested positive for COVID19.
Shooter Dadi – Chandro Tomar Wikipedia
Tomar never attended school and married at age 15. She was over age 65 when she began her sharpshooting career, and was derided and laughed at when she first began attending professional competitions. Tomar recalls her husband and his brothers at first being angry and opposed to her participation in competitions, but she decided to continue.
Her daughter and grandaughter joined the shooting team, and Tomar encouraged other families to allow their daughters to join.
Chandro Tomar Personal Life
Tomar has five children and twelve grandchildren. She began learning to shoot by chance when her granddaughter Shefali wanted to learn how to shoot at Johri Rifle Club. Her granddaughter was shy to go alone to an all-boys shooting club. and wanted her grandmother to accompany her.
At the range, Tomar took a pistol when her granddaughter could not load it and she started shooting at a target. Her first shot resulted in a bull’s eye hit.
In 2021, Tomar told The New York Times that her strength and agility is from “All the household chores I used to do from a young age, like grinding the wheat by hand, milking the cows, cutting the grass, It’s important to stay active. Your body might grow old, but keep your mind sharp.”
She won a gold medal at the Veteran Shooting Championship conducted in Chennai. Her success has encouraged the local people to take up shooting as a useful sporting profession, including her granddaughters.
Shooter Dadi – Chandro Tomar Biography/Wikipedia
|Real Name:||Chandro Tomar|
|Nick Name:||Shooter Dadi|
|Known for:||1. One of the oldest sharpshooter in the world|
2. movie Saand Ki Aankh (2019)
|Profession:||Professional Sharpshooter, Coach, Sport Enthusiast, Farmer|
|Political Party:||Not Known|
|Date of Birth/Dob:||1932|
|Age (approx):||88 years old (as in 2021)|
|Zodiac Sign:||Not Known|
|Education Qualification:||Initial Education|
|Parents:||Name not Known|
|Children:||Son: 3 (Name are not Known)|
Daughter: 3 (Name Not Known)
|Hometown:||Johri Village, Bagpat District, Uttar Pradesh|
|Favorite Food:||Indian Food|
|Favorite Actor:||Amitabh Bachchan|
|Net worth:||Not Known|