Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday expressed grief on the death of actor Tom Alter and recalled his contribution to the film world and theatre.
He extended condolences to the family and admirers of the actor, the official handle of the PMO tweeted.
PM 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.
— PMO India (@PMOIndia) September 30, 2017
President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday conveyed his condolence on the demise of Padma Shri awardee and veteran film, television and theatre actor, director and writer.
वरिष्ठ अभिनेता टाम आल्टर के निधन के बारे मे जान कर दुख हुआ।सिने प्रेमी उन्हे याद रखेंगे।उनके परिवार को शोक संवेदना —राष्ट्रपति कोविन्द
— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) September 30, 2017
Alter died last night in Mumbai at the age of 67.
The Padma Shri awardee was diagnosed with skin cancer last year and was treated for the same but earlier this month he suffered a relapse and was admitted in Saifee hospital.
Alter was famously known for playing the gangster Keshav Kalsi in the hit soap opera ‘Junoon’, which ran for a record five years during the 1990s.
A native of Mussoorie, Uttarakhand, and Alter was bestowed with Padma Shri for his service to the field of arts and cinema.
Suresh Prabhu, Dr. Raman Sigh tweeted the condolences.
Saddened by the demise of Tom Alter,a fine actor,wonderful human being. My sincere condolences to his family. May his soul Rest In Peace
— Suresh Prabhu (@sureshpprabhu) September 30, 2017
Deepest condolences to the family of #TomAlter, a veteran actor who contributed hugely to indian cinema. May the departed soul rest in peace
— Dr Raman Singh (@drramansingh) September 30, 2017
Alter’s colleagues and friends in Bollywood also expressed their grief.
RIP. My friend and colleague Tom Alter. Bless you! pic.twitter.com/7JSWK0Qbww
— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) September 30, 2017
— Mahesh Bhatt (@MaheshNBhatt) September 30, 2017
— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) September 30, 2017
Rest in Peace sir https://t.co/Ponga50HlC
— Sonam Kapoor (@sonamakapoor) September 30, 2017
RIP Tom Alter…have the fondest childhood memories of seeing him on zabaan sambhal ke… https://t.co/Cvb1zq2OuP
— Arjun Kapoor (@arjunk26) September 30, 2017
Waking up to some tragic news about the passing away of Mr. Tom Alter. A one of a kind, grace personified, thorough gentleman. #RIPTomAlter
— Nimrat Kaur (@NimratOfficial) September 30, 2017
Cricketers like Mohammad Kaif, commentators Harsha Bhogle, Akash Chopra tweeted the tributes.
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) September 30, 2017
Wondeful actor…an even better human being. #RIP Sir
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) September 30, 2017
The world is a good man short this morning. Fine actor, pure sports lover and kind human being. You enriched our world #TomAlter
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) September 30, 2017