Mumbai(September 13, 2017): Veteran actor and Padma Shri awardee Tom Alter has been diagnosed with Stage 4 skin cancer, his son Jamie Alter have said that his father is currently undergoing treatment and is under supervision at the hospital.
The 67-year-old actor has reportedly been admitted to Saifee Hospital in Mumbai. He is fighting it. He is showing the will to battle it out. He is under the best care possible. Various doctors across the country are in consultation.
As a family, we are very happy with the treatment he is getting. His bodily functions are absolutely fine. The doctors are very happy with that.
In addition to acting, Alter has also ventured into direction and was a sports journalist in the late 1980s to early 1990s.
He was the first person to interview Sachin Tendulkar for TV when the cricketer was yet to debut for India.
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