Dadi Chandro Tomar, 88 year old pistol shooter, whose biopic ‘Saand Ki Aankh’ is scheduled to be released on 25th October, has taken Twitter by storm. A Lucknow-based journalist Rohit Singh today tweeted that she has passed away. However, ‘Shooter Dadi’, with her raw humour quipped, ‘Bahut jaldi mein hai yo chhora (you are in a lot of hurry)’.
Rohit Singh has now deleted his tweet.
Dadi Chandro Tomar, with her inimitable wit and humour has developed a strong fan following on Twitter. Recently, she was admitted to hospital after a group of monkeys attacked her and she hurt herself trying to escape them. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister announced that her medical expenses will be borne by the state government.
Chandro Tomar, nicknamed ‘Shooter Dadi’ is a sharpshooter from Johri village in Bagpat, Uttar Pradesh. She learnt shooting in 1999 when she was in her 60s and has won over 30 national championships.
Her biopic, ‘Saand Ki Aankh’ (literal meaning bulls eye) is slated to be released on 25th October, 2019. Produced by Anurag Kashyap, the film stars Taapsee Pannu and Bhumi Pednekar.