PRAKASHI TOMAR

Indian Sharpshooter

Prakashi Tomar, nicknamed Revolver Dadi is from Johri village, Uttar Pradesh, and is one of the oldest sharpshooters in the world. She is an iconoclast in the world of shooting, starting her career at the age of 60. Hailing from a patriarchal vilage where women remained veiled, she fought the system creating an incredible career as she has won multiple medals in the district, state, north zone and pre-national championship levels.
She was awarded the Stree Shakti Puraskar by then President of India Pranab Mukherjee and was selected in the #100Women_Achievers in India campaign launched in collaboration with Facebook . She was also facilitated with the Icon Lady award by the Ministry of Women and Child Development in 2017.
‘Saand ki Aankh’ – a biopic based on her incredible life was realeased in theatres in 2019.

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