PADMASHRI ACTOR AND WRITER TOM ALTER DIES

Sahana Sriram

The veteran film, theatre actor Padmashri Tom Alter aged 67 dies. The renowned actor had been fighting with the stage four skin cancer. He had acted in about 300 movies excluding various TV shows. He played the role of a gangster Keshav Kalsi in the super hit daily soap Junoon which ran for a record of five years during 1990’s. Apart from acting, he was also recognized as a director and a sports journalist in the 80s and 90s. He was the first one to interview Sachin Tendulkar when he was about to debut his match.  He had also placed his mark in writing by giving birth to three books which included, two fiction and one non-fiction.

Their family members announced, “It is with sadness we announce the death of Tom Alter, actor, writer, director, Padma Shri, and our dear husband and father. Tom passed away Friday night at home with his family and close family members in attendance. We ask for their privacy to be respected at this time.” Recently he even acted in a TV show named ‘Rishton Ka Chakravyuh’ which is being telecasted in star plus. Even at the time of death, Alter had 16 unreleased films that were lined up. It also included a web series by Eros Now which is titled, Smoke.

 

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