Tom Alter Family Background: In 1977 Tom Alter married a fellow Woodstock school alumni named Carol Evans. Jamie and Afshaan were born as a result of the union. While at The Times of India, Jamie served as sports editor and wrote for ESPN Cricinfo.
As a lifelong cricket fan, Tom penned several newspaper and journal essays over more than a decade. The first video interview with Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar was conducted by him in 1988.
Tom Alter’s Journey to the Film Industry
Several Indian television shows, notably Samvidhaan, were recognized for Alter’s acting abilities. Zabaan Sambhalke has him playing Charles Spencers, a British writer in India trying to learn Hindi.
TV series Khamosh Sa Afsana aired on Doordarshan from 2014–15, in which he portrayed Husain Baba. As Sahir Ludhianvi, he appeared on stage in a play about the well-known Urdu poet and film lyricist in November of 2014.
In Yahan Ke Hum Sikandar, he played a schoolteacher. From 1998 to 2002, Alter played the red-robed guru in Mukesh Khanna’s television series Shaktiman. Keshav Kalsi was one of his many roles in popular Indian television shows.
In 1996, he starred in the Assamese film Adajya; in 2007, he co-starred with Zohra Sehgal and Manish Joshi Bismil in William Dalrymple’s City of Djinns. His other acting credits include the one-person show Maulana and the feature film Ocean of an Old Man.
Naseeruddin Shah, Satish Shah, Vishal Bhardwaj, Aamir Khan, Nana Patekar, Bhupinder Singh, and Amarinder Sangha are all members of the MCC (Match Cut Club) cricket team.
Additionally, Alter was a sports journalist from the late 1980s to the early 1990s, and in the mid-1990s, he directed a one-shot episode of Yule Love Stories for the short-lived television series.
He also appeared with Peter O’Toole in the Hollywood film One Night with the King.
Tom Alter Books
A non-fiction book and two fiction novels are among the works he has written. Before his death, Alter had just announced his first feature picture as a filmmaker, Rerun at Rialto, based on the book he had written.
Alter is the author of The Longest Race, Rerun at Rialto, and The Best in the World. Along with his work as a writer and editor, he was also an active sports writer who honed his skills covering the game of cricket for various newspapers.