Mumbai: Veteran film, television and theatre actor and Padma Shri Tom Alter is battling cancer, according to reports.
The news came less than a week after Alter was discharged from a city hospital, where he was admitted for “body pain”.
The 67-year-old multi-faceted performer is suffering from fourth stage bone cancer.
Alter, a gold medal diploma graduate in acting in 1974 from the prestigious Film and Television Institute of India in Pune, has acted in over 300 movies apart from numerous TV shows, perhaps most famously as the gangster Keshav Kalsi in the hit soap opera Junoon which ran for a record five years during the 1990s.
Alter has written three books, one non-fiction, and two fiction, and in 2008 was awarded the prestigious Padma Shri by the Indian government in recognition for his services to the field of arts and cinema.