Thomas Beach Alva, famous with the name of “Tom Alter” died on 29 September, 2017 at the age of 67 years. He was a native of Mussoorie, Uttarakhand.
In September 2017, he was diagnosed with stage 4 skin cancer. His son made the official statement of the demise of his father.
Early Life of Tom Alter
His grand parents migrated to India in 1916 from Ohio, United States and settled here.
But the story of there migration is also interesting. Actually, when they reached Madras from United States, they moved to Lahore which was a part of India only then, from there by train. His father was born in Sialkot which is now in Pakistan.
After partition the grand parents of Tom Alter remained in Pakistan but the parents came to India.
Tom Alter spent majority of his life years in Mumbai and Landour which is a hill station in Himalayas region.
Tom Alter was fluent in Hindi and Urdu languages and was well aware with Indian culture. He had remarkable contribution in Indian Cinema and has portrayed good roles also.