Story – Tom Actor who lived at many placed and people called him “Blue-eyed Saheb”

A native of Mussoorie Tom Alter lived for years in Mumbai and the Himalayan hill station of Landour. His grandparents migrated to India from in 1916’s, when they arrived in Madras (now Chennai) by ship. From there, they went to Lahore by train, where they settled. His father was born in Sialkot, now in Pakistan.After the Partition of India, his family too split into two – his grandparents remained in Pakistan while his parents moved to India. After living in Allahabad, Jabalpur and Saharanpur, they finally settled in Rajpur, Uttar Pradesh, a small town located between Dehradun and Mussoorie (in present-day Uttarakhand) in 1954. As a child, Alter studied Hindi among other subjects in Mussoorie, consequently, he has occasionally been referred to as the “Blue-eyed saheb with impeccable Hindi.”

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