Krishna, Dec 5, 2018: India’s famous Youtuber, Mastanamma, popular for her local and desi recipes from Andhra Pradesh passed away on Tuesday following ill health. She had shot to fame when mediapersons from Hyderabad, K Laxman and Srinath Reddy had started their channel featuring her cooking video, after getting inspired by her independent and active lifestyle against all odds. In a very short time the video had receieved 75K views.
Very soon her recipes, involving easily and locally available ingredients for the preparation of delicious dishes like watermelon chicken curry, kebabs, biryani and her village-styled KFC chicken became popular videos on Youtube, getting her fame and admiration for showing remarkable enthusiasm and spirit at such an age crossing a century. Her toothless smile and simple, straight attitude gained her many admirers and fans who sent her money with which she celebrated her 106th birthday last year.
Married at 11, having five chidren out of whom only one survives to the day and losing her husband when she was just 22, Mastanamma lived on the banks of a river in Guntur all her life. Figuring out recipes by herself, she had developed a unique style of preparing the dishes.
Heartbroken fans on social media shared condolence messages for her after becoming restless when no new videos appeared for a while, enquiring about the 107-year-old’ health. The Youtube channel finally shared the video on Monday on the last journey of Mastanamma and broke the sad news to her fans.