Sachin Tendulkar has paid his tribute to the late film and theater actor Tom Alter, who passed away at the age of 67 at his Mumbai residence. The actor was battling squamous cell carcinoma – a type of skin cancer.
Sachin, who had his first acquaintance with the actor on his very first national television interview, shared a social media post saying Alter ‘will stay in our hearts forever.’ He calls him a true sports lover and an extremely good human being.
“Through my first ever TV interview met a true sports lover and a good human being. You will live in our hearts forever. RIP #TomAlter”
— sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) September 30, 2017
Alter had made his big screen debut in the year 1976 with a very small role in a Dharmendra starrer movie – Charas. He then later went on to work in many Bollywood films and was soon famous for acting in various television shows like Bharat Ek Khoj, Junoon, Zabaan Sambhalke and Betaal Pachisi. Tom Alter was from American descent and then later settled in Mussoorie, India.
This Padma Shri award winner had a very flourishing and promising career on stage and is remembered famously for portraying on the big screen the pivotal roles in Gandhi, Shatranj Ke Khilari, Kranti, Aashiqui, and Parinda.
Tom Alters’s son Jamie Alter said,
“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.”