Tom, a Pomeranian belonging to Shyama Prasanna Sen of Palia Kalan, Lakhimpur-Kheri, UP was 22 years and five months old as on June 22, 2015. The dog was very close to Shyama’s father and after his death four years ago, the dog has not been his old spritely self. Tom’s mother Kitty too lived for 22 years. Tom eats fish, eggs and milk and loves playing with a ball and people’s sandals.
Deeply committed to saving and caring for animals, Sen heads the Society for Animal Welfare and Environment, an organisation that he founded.