Uttar Pradesh government has decided to name the shooting range in Noida after the international shooter Chandro Tomar.
Pednekar said Tomar made her own rules and paved the path for many girls to find their dream.
Considered a feminist icon, Tomar was all of 15 when she got married and took to shooting after she was well over 65.
Soon after the news broke, scores of celebrities including high-ranked officers, politicians, and fans started wishing her a speedy recovery in the comments section.
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.