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tom alter diagnosed with cancer

tom alter diagnosed with cancerveteran actor tom alter, known for his work in theatre, films and television is currently battling cancer. he was admitted to the saifee hospital in mumbai following a relapse of the squamous cell carcinoma. alter was a gold medal winner from ftii in 1974. in his interviews he had has always stated that he was highly influenced by rajesh khanna and hence from being a teacher turned to acting. he formed a theatre company with naseeruddin shah and tom alter called motely productions and has been actively involved in theatre ever since. he played an english officer in satyajit ray’s shatranj ke khilari (1977) and mostly played a foreigner in various productions, acting in around 300 movies and several tv shows till now. his most famous tv serial was junoon where he played the stylish gangster keshav kalsi. alter has been known for his love for urdu language and poetry and has a prodigious memory for ghazals. he’s also a cricket enthusiast and is said to be the first person to take a video interview of sachin tendulkar. he has written on cricket across various publications and has also done cricket commentary in hindi for prestigious channels. he’s also an author of three books and was awarded the padma shri in 2008.this is what his some jamie had to say about his father, “he’s under the best care and is showing signs, physically and mentally, of recovery. the family requests some privacy at the moment. all his bodily functions are in ord...