Veteran film and theatre actor and Padma Shri awardee Tom Alter passed away at the age of 67 at his Mumbai residence today. Tom was battling with stage four skin cancer. He returned from a Mumbai Hospital on Thursday and breathed his last on Friday.
Tom Alter, who was born in Mussoorie, Uttar Pradesh (present day Uttarakhand) in 1950, studied acting at the Film and Television Institute of India in Pune from 1972 to 1974. In a career spanning more than four decades, Tom appeared in many memorable Television serials, films and plays.