Charu Tomar, the world’s oldest sharpshooter passed away on Friday due to Covid 19. She was popularly known as “Shooter Dadi”. She battled with Corona and died due to breathing problems in a hospital in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh. Bhumi Pednekar starred in a movie called, Sand Ki Ankh which was based on the life of Shooter dadi.
Heartbroken, Pednekar took to Twitter and wrote, “Devastated by the news of Chandro Dadi’s demise. Feels like a part of me is gone. She made her own rules & paved the path for many girls to find their dream. Her legacy will live on in them. Condolences to the family. Am lucky I got to know and be her #ChandroTomar #ShooterDadi.”
She further said, “She had a beautiful sisterhood and a beautiful partnership with Prakashi dadi and together they left an impact on so many lives. I feel so fortunate to have played her character, got a chance to learn about life from her and she has left a very big part of herself with me. I know there will be many who will be grieving her passing away today. But she always said ‘tann buddha hota hai, Mann buddha nai hota.’ I know in spirit she will always be with us because her teachings are going to be with us. She will be missed thoroughly.”
Taapsee Pannu also shared a picture on Instagram and wrote, “But I learnt from you to never give up…Daadi will live on forever in the hearts of many girls like me who she was an inspiration to.”