At 107, World’s Oldest YouTuber And Home Chef Mastanamma Passes Away
The Logical Indian Crew Andhra Pradesh
December 5th, 2018 / 4:53 PM
Image Credits: Indian Express
At 107 years, world’s oldest YouTube chef Mastanamma, who started her journey on social media platform, two years ago, passed away at her native village of Guntur District in Andhra Pradesh on Monday, December 3 after a six-month-long illness. Her cooking skills and mouth-watering recipes were liked and viewed globally especially by cooking enthusiasts. In a short span of time, Mastanamma had become a YouTube sensation which brought her accolades from all corners.
Mastanamma was famous for her home-style cooking
According to, The News Minute, her channel ‘Country Foods’ created by two media persons from Hyderabad, K Laxman and Srinath Reddy managed to grab the attention of 12 million viewers. The number of subscribers almost doubled in two months when her grand old cuisine went viral, reports Times Of India. Laxman, a distant relative in 2016 shared a video in which the elderly women was seen making a brinjal curry dish. The video, posted on YouTube got around 75,000 views in no time and ever since that, her career on the internet as a chef took off. While her cooking style was enjoyed by many, those who like to cook in old style, viewed it the most.
Reportedly, Mastanamma got married at a tender age of 11 and from losing her husband at the age of 22 and losing four out of her five children to cholera, her life was full of struggle. She worked in agriculture fields to keep. She was a true inspiration for many who personified the fact that it’s never too late for anyone.
Her extraordinary cooking skills and recipes that she had figured out all by herself, broke the boundaries of her village after a restaurant included Mastanamma’s cooked food to its menu. Her life-long tussle got over with the popularity of Country Foods. Reportedly, all her videos have more than a million views.
From using local organic products to peeling vegetables with hands, she was the master of the old-style sustainable way of cooking. In all her videos, she can be seen cooking from scratch by using easily available ingredients. Reportedly, she preferred cooking on clay oven in open agricultural fields and never liked cooking on LPG. Apart from the regular Indian homemade food, some of her cuisines were unique and experimental- like watermelon chicken that went viral overnight. She was famous for Andhra, Telangana, Kerala and Mughlai cuisines but seafood was her speciality.
Her YouTube channel was flooded with ‘Rest In Peace’ after getting the news of her deaths on social media.
Written by : Anukriti Ganesh (Student, IIJNM)
Edited by : Abhinav Joshi