Karre Mastanamma

Karre Mastanamma


A YouTube famous Indian great-grandma died aged 107, after getting millions of hits from cooking a chicken inside a watermelon.


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A 107-year-old YouTube famous Indian great-grandma died after launching a career as a YouTuber at the age of 105. Karre Mastanamma starred in dozens of viral cooking videos and racked up 12 million views for cooking a chicken inside a watermelon.

The channel is run by her grandson Karre Laxman, and owes much of its success to a video with 12 million views, titled "WATERMELON CHICKEN BY MY GRANNY."

Mastanamma doesn't star in all the videos on the channel, but those in which she appears are the most popular. She grew up in a rural south Indian village in the state of Andhra Pradesh.

She married when she was 11 years old, and, according to The Times, was widowed at the age of 22, when the year would have been 1933. She had no education and was left to care for their five children alone while working as a laborer carrying rice sacks.

Other famous recipes starring Mastanamma showcased on the channel include an "emu egg fry," "egg fried rice," and "tasty egg dosa." The channel was set up in 2016 and now has 1.2 million subscribers. The most recent videos are of her funeral and emotional tributes to the chef and mother.


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