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Veteran shooter Chandro Tomar, popularly known as “Shooter Dadi (grandmother)”, has died due COVID-19. She was 89.

Chandro Tomar was admitted to a hospital in Uttar Pradesh’s Meerut earlier this week.

“An epitome of gender equality and champion of women’s rights Smt Chandro Tomar, known as ‘Shooter Dadi’ by her fans and admirers is no more. The courage with which she challenged patriarchy and took up shooting as a sport will inspire generations to come.

Chandro Tomar, who belonged to UP’s Baghpat, started competitive shooting at the age of 65. She won over 30 national championships and numerous other competitions in her career.