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Prime Minister Modi condoles death of Veteran actor Tom Alter

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Published on 30 Sep 2017 4:13 AM GMT

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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has condoled the death veteran theatre and film personality Tom Alter, who passed away in Mumbai after losing his battle with skin cancer, on Saturday.

A condolence message was posted by the Prime Minister's office on twitter, expressing grief on Padma Shri recipient's death.

"The PM (Prime Minister) expressed grief on the demise of Tom Alter and recalled his contribution to the film world and theatre. He extended condolences to the family and admirers," the Prime Minister's Office tweeted.

https://twitter.com/PMOIndia/status/913973822847565824

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Alter was battling stage four skin cancer at a Mumbai hospital, where he was admitted earlier in September. He returned home on Thursday and breathed his last on Friday night. He was 67.

In 2008, Alter was recognised with the Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian honour of India.

Arnima Dwivedi

Arnima Dwivedi

A journalist, presently working as a sub-editor with newstrack.com. I love exploring new genres of humans and humanity.

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