Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday condoled the death veteran theatre and film personality Tom Alter, who passed away in Mumbai after losing his battle with skin cancer. “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. 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, Tom Alter was recognised with the Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian honour of India.