Veteran Bollywood actor and Padma Shri awardee Tom Alter is suffering from fourth stage bone cancer.
Veteran film, television actor, and Padma Shri personality Tom Alter is, unfortunately, battling with bone cancer. Reportedly, the 67-year-old Indian-American actor is battling stage four of the disease.
The veteran actor has been admitted to Mumbai’s Saifee Hospital and is kept under expert supervision. According to media reports, his family has requested for privacy as the treatment continues.
Huffington Post has quoted a source, the playwright Sayeed Alam saying, “We are all praying for his recovery and I am sure he will recover.”
Tom Alter made his debut movie in 1976 with film Charas, alongside Dharmendra in which he played a custom officer. However, he donned many hats before making his way to Bollywood. He has been part of many popular television shows in India to name a few – Shaktimaan, Captain Vyom, and others. He has also been a director, a sports journalist in the late 1980s to early 1990s. Not many know but he was the first person to interview Sachin Tendulkar for TV when the cricketer was yet to debut for India.
In 2008, he was awarded the prestigious Padma Shri by the Indian government in recognition for his services to the field of arts and cinema.
We wish a speedy recovery to Tom Alter!