Octogenarian sharpshooter Chandro Tomar also known as Shooter Dadi passed away on April 30, 2021, due to COVID-19. She was admitted to a hospital in Meerut after she was also experiencing breathlessness. Now Bollywood actor Bhumi Pednekar who essayed Chandro’s character in the film
Saand Ki Aankh
has shared a heartwarming statement on the sharpshooter’s demise.
Bhumi revealed that Chandro Dadi’s demise feels like a personal loss for her. The
Pati Patni Aur Woh
actor said that it is a devastating feeling to have the sharpshooter no longer with us. The actor said in a statement, “She was someone who lived a very full filling life. She made her own rules, paved her own path and 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. My condolences to the family and everybody who’s life she impacted because 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 is going to be with us. She will thoroughly be missed. “
Apart from that Bhumi also shared a heartfelt post on her social media handle remembering Chandro Tomar. The
Dum laga ke haisha
Actor shared some beautiful pictures and fond memories with the sharpshooter along with the post. Her caption read as, “Am so saddened by the demise of Chandro Tomar dadi Aka Shooter Dadi Chandro. Truly feels like a part of me has gone. A part of family has gone. She lived a life full of greatness and impacted so many lives . Questioned patriarchy and broke every shackle of ageism. Her legacy will live on in all those girls whom she became a role model. I feel extremely lucky that I got a chance to portray her on-screen. It was this process of becoming her that taught me so much about life and being a woman. It felt like I am her. Courage, compassion, kindness and a smile on her is how she lived her life. An ace air pistol shooter, a phenomenal teacher a voracious speaker and a nurturer . She will be missed deeply. My condolences to her family and all her well-wishers. Take a look at her post.