Sep 302017

President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday condoled the death of veteran theatre and film personality Tom Alter, who passed away in Mumbai after losing his battle with skin cancer.

Ram Nath Kovind
Ram Nath Kovind

“Sad to hear of demise of veteran actor Tom Alter. He will be remembered by film lovers. Condolences to his family,” Kovind tweeted. “The PM (Prime Minister) expressed grief on the demise of Tom Alter and recalled his contribution to the film world and theatre. He extended condolences to the family and admirers,” the Prime Minister’s Office tweeted.

Alter was battling stage four skin cancer at a Mumbai hospital, where he was admitted earlier in September. He returned home on Thursday and breathed his last on Friday night. He was 67. In 2008, Alter was honoured with the Padma Shri, India’s fourth highest civilian honour.

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