Prakashi Tomar is a known Indian sharpshooter. She is best known for her nickname Revolver Dadi. Moreover, She is one of the oldest sharpshooters in the world. Also, the popular Bollywood movie ‘Saand Ki Aankh‘ was based on her real-life story. Check out more about Dadi Prakashi Tomar from the given article.
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Prakashi Tomar Wiki
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|Real Name:||Prakashi Tomar|
|Nick Name:||Revolver Dadi|
|Known for:||1. One of the oldest sharpshooter in the world|
|Political Party:||Not Known|
|Date of Birth/Dob:||1 January 1937|
|Age (approx):||82 years old (as in 2019)|
|Birthplace:||Muzzafar Nagar, Uttar Pradesh|
|Education Qualification:||Initial Education|
|Parents:||Name not Known|
|Children:||Daughter: Seema Tomar|
|Hometown:||Muzzafarnagar, Uttar Pradesh|
|Favorite Food:||Indian Food|
|Favorite Actor:||Amitabh Bachchan|
|Net worth:||Not Known|
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Prakashi Tomar was born and brought up into an average jatt family of Uttar Pradesh, India. She got married to Jai Singh at an early age and blessed with seven children, Her daughter Seema Tomar is a professional international level Shooter.
In 2002, Her daughter Seema Tomar joined the Johri Rifle Club but she hesitated to go alone. At that time, She decided to give the company her to encourage during coach. At the academy, Everyone got shocked when she shot the target successfully when she was giving the brief to her daughter about how to hold the gun.
After the incident, Pathan advised her to join the academy. So, She enrolled in the Rifle club and got training for the two years, Next, She got direct competition with the Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Delhi, Dheeraj Singh.
Since her career in shooting, Prakashi Tomar has received numbers of medals and appeared more than 30 national and international level competitions. In 2019, famous actress Taapsee Pannu and Bhumi Pednekar have played her role in the biopic movie ‘Saand Ki Annkh‘.
Prakashi Tomar Age, Family, Husband. Daughter & Religion
Prakashi Tomar was born on 1 January 1937 (age 82 years old; as in 2019). She hails from the middle-class family of Muzzafar Nagar, Uttar Pradesh, India. There is not much information available about her mother, father, and siblings.
Prakashi Tomar got married to Jai Singh at a very young age of 19. The couple Prakashi and Jai Singh Tomar were blessed with eight children, Her daughter Seema Tomar is a professional sharpshooter. Also, She had represented India at many national and international levels.
Additionally, famous shooter dadi ‘Chandro Tomar‘ is a sister-in-law of her. Also, Prakashi Toamr’s grand-daughter Ruby Tomar is deputed as an inspector in Punjab Police. Her second daughter Rekha is retired as a shooter.
Revolver Dadi ‘Prakashi Tomar’ is Jatt by caste. Moreover, She believes in Hinduism and holds Indian nationality. Currently, Prakashi Tomar lives in Johri Village with her husband, family, and has eight children and 15 grandchildren.
Prakashi Tomar was born and brought up in the Jatt family of Uttarpradesh, She got initial education from her family and doesn’t appear for the higher education. Prakashi got married to Jai Singh at a very early age.
Prkashi was blessed with eight children. Among them, Rekha Tomar and Seema Tomar is a professional sharpshooter. During the joining of her daughter Seema Tomar to Johri Rifle Club, She went to encourage her as seema hesitated to go alone.
During the time of her daughter’s joining to Johri Rifle Club, Prakashi got a perfect shot to the target. The incident happened anonymously, while she was trying to show Seema how to hold the gun. At that time, academy coach Farooq Pathan and others were shocked.
So, Farooq Pathan advised her to join the academy. Later she joined the academy along with her daughter Seema Tomar. Thus, Prakashi has started her shooting career at the age of 60.
After two years of perfect training, Prakashi Tomar had to complete competition against the Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Delhi Police, Dheeraj Singh. She won the competitions and defeated him. Even DIG Dhreej Singh also got shocked by her outstanding shooling skills.
After that, Prakashi has participated in more than 25 shooting competitions across the country and received huge numbers of Awards and Honors. Prakashi Tomar has also received a gold medal at the Veteran Shooting Championship in Chennai.
In 2019, a film named ‘Saand Ki Aankh’ got released. The movie ‘Saand Ki Aankh‘ is based on Prakashi Tomar and her sister-in-law Chandro Tomar. Famous director Tushar Hiranandani has given direction to the film. Moreover, Famous actress Taapsee Pannu and Bhumi Pednekar featured in the movie as a lead actress.
Apart from all these. Prakashi Tomar has also inaugurated many sports events and shooting ranges in her regions and nearby areas. She has also mentored youth from the around of her village to learn techniques of shooting at her range.
Awards & Medals
Revolver Dadi has started her shooting career at the age of 60. During her career, Prakashi has won the numbers of awards and honors including gold and silver medals. Here is the list of awards, she received through career.
- Stree Shakti Purashkar Award by President of India Pranab Mukherjee
- Prakashi Dadi was selected in the list of #100Women Achievers in India campaign launch in collaboration with facebook about women who have contributed to their community and nation-building,
- Icon Lady Award by the Ministry of Women and Child Development in 2017.
Facts of Prakashi Tomar
Does Prakashi smoke?: No
Does Prakashi drinks alcohol?: Not Known
Initially, Prakashi has denied joining the academy as she is a homemaker and has to take care of the family. Also, It wasn’t possible to visit Shooting Range every day, so the coach gave her the option to visit the shooting range once a week.
While her competition against Delhi DIG Dheeraj Singh, the DIG refused to get photographed with Tomar and reportedly commented: “What a photograph, I have been humiliated by a woman”.
Prakashi featured in the television family shows such as India’s Got Talent and Satyamev Jayate.
Moreover, It is speculated that Prakashi and Chandro Tomar do not talk to each other, except in the presence of media and at the award ceremony.
To stabilize hands during shooting, She used to take water in a jug and practiced the jug as the rifle or pistol are caught.
Prakashi Dadi is a very big fan of a cricketer, Sachin Tendulkar.
In 2019. Prakashi and Chandro Tomar featured on the famous Indian comedy show ‘The Kapil Sharma Show’ along with star cast of the movie ‘Saand Ki Aankh‘. She received grand welcome on the stage along with celebrity by the audience & hosts.
Prakashi’s daughter ‘Seema Tomar‘ is an only Indian woman to win shotgun Silver Medal at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup.
She is a very popular personality on socia media and the internet. Her facebook page is ‘shooterdadipage‘