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Film Fraternity mourns at Tom Alter’s death

Padma Shri awardee and veteran film, television and theatre actor, director and writer Tom Alter passed away on late Friday night after battling with stage four skin cancer. He was 67.

A native of Mussoorie, Uttarakhand, Alter was bestowed with Padma Shri for his service to the field of arts and cinema.

Apart from acting in over 300 movies apart from numerous TV shows, Alter was the first person to interview Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar for TV when the cricketer was yet to debut for India.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed grief on the demise of Shri Tom Alter and recalled his contribution to the film world and theatre. He extended condolences to the family & admirers of Shri Tom Alter.

His sudden death has come as a huge shock to the Indian film fraternity.

Bollywood actress Nimrat Kaur took to Twitter and wrote, “Waking up to some tragic news about the passing away of Mr. Tom Alter. A one of a kind, grace personified, thorough gentleman. #RIPTomAlter”

Anil Kapoor: An all-rounder is what he was, with a heart of gold. Back in the day, I even studied acting under him. You will be missed dearly #TomAlter

Rishi Kapoor: RIP. My friend and colleague Tom Alter. Bless you!

Arjun Kapoor: RIP Tom Alter…have the fondest childhood memories of seeing him on zabaan sambhal ke…

Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar tweeted, Through my first ever TV interview, met a true sports lover and a good human being. You will live in our hearts forever. RIP