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'Shooter Dadi' Chandro Tomar contracts coronavirus, admitted to hospital 

Chandro was already 60-plus when she picked up the gun for the first time but went on to win many national competitions, even inspiring a Bollywood movie on her life.

Published: 27th April 2021 11:51 AM  |   Last Updated: 27th April 2021 11:51 AM   |  A+A-

A lab tech processing blood samples in the specimen processing lab. (Photo | AP)

By PTI

NEW DELHI: Octogenarian shooter Chandro Tomar, nicknamed 'Shooter Dadi', has tested positive for COVID-19 and admitted to a hospital due to difficulty in breathing.

The Twitter page of the 89-year-old legendary shooter, hailing from the Baghpat village in Uttar Pradesh, posted the development.

"Dadi Chandro Tomar has tested positive for coronavirus and has been admitted to a hospital due to breathing problem.

God protect all - Family," a tweet on her page read.

Chandro was already 60-plus when she picked up the gun for the first time but went on to win many national competitions, even inspiring a Bollywood movie on her life.

She is believed to be the oldest woman sharp shooter in the world.



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