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Anupam Kher, Benjamin Gilani at FTII's tribute to Tom Alter


Alter's son Jamie, Anupam Kher and actor Benjamin Gilani paid a tribute to the talent powerhouse, who worked actively in the theatre circuit, cinema and television.

Anupam Kher speaking at the event (Photo: Twitter/@FTIIOfficial

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The Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) on Tuesday, 17 October, paid tribute to late actor Tom Alter.

"FTII will be paying tribute to Late Tom Alter, who was serving as Head, Department of Acting at FTII," read a post from the official Twitter handle of the institute.

Alter's son Jamie, Anupam Kher and actor Benjamin Gilani paid a tribute to the talent powerhouse, who worked actively in the theatre circuit, cinema and television.

As part of the event, they screened Shreejoni Nag's Safar, the last FTII short film featuring the actor.

They also showcased Rajesh Shera's Ocean Of An Old Man.

Alter died last month after losing a battle with skin cancer. He was 67.

Known for starring in television shows like Zabaan Sambhalke, Bharat Ek Khoj, Junoon and Betaal Pachisi, he was born to American-origin parents settled in India.

He had a flourishing career on stage, and on the big screen he has played pivotal roles in successful films like Gandhi (1982), Shatranj Ke Khilari (1977), Aashiqui (1990) and Parinda (1989). He not only worked in Hindi films, but also took up projects in Assamese, Gujarati, Kannada, Kumaoni, Marathi and Malayalam cinema.

In 2008, he was awarded the Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian honour of India.

He last featured in a television show Rishton Ka Chakravyuh, and on the big screen, he was seen in Sargoshiyan (2017).

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