In an age when it takes a click to become a Youtube sensation, here is the story of the world’s oldest Youtuber, Mastanamma.
Mastanamma, who hailed from Andhra’s Guntur village, shot to fame after her cooking videos went viral. Commonly known as ‘Cooking Granny’, She featured in her own YouTube channel under the name of ‘Country Foods’.
The channel was first started by K Laxman and his friend Srinath Reddy in 2016. Laxman, who was a distant relative of Mastanamma. He once posted a video showing the centenarian preparing brinjal curry and almost in a flash, the video became viral crossing more than 75000 likes. Soon, Mastanamma’s innovative super delicious recipes crossed borders.
The super cool granny was an expert at creating delicious dishes and could make anything, from watermelon chicken to chicken drumsticks, emu meat curry, kebabs, Biryani and KFC… ‘ekdum’ village style, on her make shift chulha.
Mastanamma became the oldest food YouTube star in the whole world, at the age of over 100 years. The exceptional culinarian granny passed away yesterday, aged 107. The channel posted a video of her last rites, for the subscribers and fans to pay their last respects for the passionate cook. Such was her popularity!
Mastanamma’s YouTube channel was popular because of her adorable ever-smiling face and her deftness with the most basic cooking utensils. Most of the food she cooked was with very basic, indigenous instruments available to her in her tiny ‘open-air’ kitchen, located in a village in Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh.
- Mastanamma’s cooking videos garnered millions of views and likes, with the channel’s subscribers spread all over the world.
- The channel currently has over 200 videos on it.
- Currently, her channel has around 1.2 million followers.
Eat your heart out, all you chefs! She just made us realise that there is really no such thing as ‘modern’ that can make you a star! There is no age to define your talent. There is absolutely NO BAR when you do something passionately and unconditionally!
Cheers to you Mastanamma, for teaching us life’s biggest lesson…. May you rest in peace and may your legacy be followed forever!