Mastanamma, the 107-year-old granny who became an overnight sensation due to her recipes shared on YouTube, is no more, according to reports. She shot to fame last year as the star of a widely viewed YouTube cooking channel—Country Foods—in which she whipped up local delicacies and shared cooking tips using minimal kitchenware. While were unable to confirm the news, the official Country Foods page posted a video of her ‘final journey’.
Mastanamma, 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 in an interview to THE WEEK. Laxman’s friend Srinath Reddy added: “It was a block buster and just that single dish had 75 lakh viewers. Her watermelon chicken curry, kebabs and biriyani recipes were also widely appreciated.
Speaking to THE WEEK last 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.
Mastanamma’s final journey shared on the Country Food’s channel.