Chandro Tomar

Profession: Sharpshooter


Husband/Spouse of Chandro Tomar

Bhor Singh

Awards, Honours, Achievements of Chandro Tomar

Senior Citizen – National Award
HT Woman 2017
Devi Award
Shram Shakti Award
100 Women Achiever Award

Information about Chandro Tomar

She began learning to shoot by chance, when her granddaughter Shefali wanted to learn how to shoot at Johri Rifle Club.  Since learning to shoot in 1999 when she was already in her 60's, she has attained national fame as an accomplished shooter, having won more than 30 national championships.  Does Chandro Tomar smoke?: Not Known  Tomar is illiterate but a learner when it comes to sharpshooting and basic English.  Initially her husband neither supported nor opposed her shooting sports, who now proudly encourages her along with the whole family.  Her success has encouraged the local people to take up shooting as a useful sporting profession, including her granddaughters.  She won a gold medal at the Veteran Shooting Championship conducted in Chennai.  Does Chandro Tomar drink alcohol?: Not Known  Tomar has eight children and 15 grandchildren.  Shooting runs in the family as noted from the fact that her niece Seema Tomar, also a sharp shooter, was the first Indian woman to win a medal at the Rifle and Pistol World Cup in 2010.  She attends the club once a week for shooting practice and otherwise attends to her household chores of cooking, cleaning, tending to cattle and feeding her large family.  She is referred to as the oldest (woman) sharpshooter in the world.  Since 1999, Tomar has competed in and won 25 national championships throughout India.  After dinner is served, she takes up shooting practice at her private range.  Chandro Tomar is an octogenarian sharp shooter from the village of Johri in the Bagpat district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. 


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