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Tom Alter Padma Shri actor dies at 67, last rites performed

Tom Alter Padma Shri actor dies at 67, last rites performed
Written by Pallavi Parmar

Tom Alter the veteran Bollywood Padma Shri actor died. He was 67 years old renowned Television and theatre actor who died after battling stage four skin cancer. Tom Alter acted in more than 300 Bollywood movie apart from the various Television shows. He most famously was known as the Keshav Kalsi gangster in the soap opera Junoon that ran for five years during 1990’s. Additionally, Tom Alter was also ventured into the direction and was also a sports journalist during 80’s and 90’s. He had written three books one was fiction and two were non-fiction.

In 2008, Alter was honoured with the prestigious Padma Shri awards by the Indian government for his amazing service to the field of arts and cinema. As per the reports, Tom Alter passed away on Friday during night at home, where his family and close members were present. Later, statement released on the behalf of his family announced the death of Tom Alter who was the actor, director, Padma Shri, dear husband and father.

Tom Alter was seen in the various blockbuster movies of 1990’s era such as Junoon and Gumrah, Mahesh Bhatt’s Aashiqui, Ketan Mehta’s Sardar and Priyadarshan’s Kala Pani. Along with Bollywood Cinema, he was also acted in the regional cinema in languages such as Telugu, Tamil, Assamese, Kumaoni and Bengali movies. And foreign movies are One Night with the King and Richard Attenborough’s Gandhi.

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Pallavi Parmar

Journalism is my profession, Blogging and Writing are my passion, Travelling is my love, Food is my life and Feminist by nature.