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The 107-year-old Mastanamma, granny who gained instant popularity for her recipes shared on YouTube, is no more, according to reports.
She shot to fame earlier this year as the star of a widely viewed YouTube cooking channel - Country Foods - in which she whipped up local delicacies and shared cooking tips. The official Country Foods page posted a video of her 'final journey'.
All thanks to her grandson, Laxman, a graphic designer who started off by sharing a video of her preparing a delectable brinjal curry for him and his friends. "It went viral. This was in August 2016," Laxman had told THE WEEK.
Laxman's friend Srinath Reddy added: "It was a blockbuster and just that single dish had 75 lakh viewers. Her watermelon chicken curry, kebabs, and biryani recipes were also widely appreciated."
Speaking to THE WEEK earlier this year, Mastanamma, who lived in the village of Gudiwada, in Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh, spoke about her difficult younger days, and how she celebrated her 106th birthday with money sent by her admirers.