The Shooting Granny of India

chandro tomarAt 84 years old, Chandro Tomar is the oldest national sharp shooter in India.  Reverently called “Revolver Dadi (Grandma)”, in her small village in the Uttar Pradesh state of northern India, Chandro has over 25 National Championship sharp shooting titles and her own shooting range.  She can be seen teaching young girls how to shoot and protect themselves in her village and hopes to bring an international shooting competition to her village one day.

So how did she come upon shooting?   It wasn’t until she was in her 60s, at a shooting range, that Chandro began her new “hobby”.  She was watching some of the shooters for a while and was inspired to try for herself.  She picked up a pistol and hit the bullseye on her first shot.  She has been shooting ever since.

Chandro Tomar is an example to us all that we should never define ourselves or our ability by what others think of us.  You never know what you are capable of until you try!   Be courageous, be a leader, be resilient, enjoy all that life has to offer, and most of all, don’t give up!


Yes, I am Powerful!  Learn more about Ms. Tomar, the Shooting Granny here and here

Thank you for being an inspiration, I hope one day to learn your techniques! #bethechange #girlpower #drive #forher #forusall


Published by milieux01

A combat proven Rescue Helicopter Pilot with a mission to increase diversity in the military by teaching young women to have courage and faith in themselves.

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