Veteran actor and host Tabassum dies of cardiac arrest at 78

by The Canadian Parvasi

Popularly known for her works as a child actor as well as her popular Doordarshan talk show Phool Khile Hain Gulshan Gulshan, actor and talk show host Tabassum passed away Friday evening due to a cardiac arrest at the age of 78.

Speaking to media outlets, Hoshang Govil, the veteran actor’s son, informed, “She passed away last night around 8.40 PM due to cardiac arrest at a hospital. She was absolutely healthy. We shot for our show 10 days ago. And were about to shoot again next week. It happened all of a sudden.”

“A few days ago, she was admitted to a hospital. She had gastro problem and we went there for check-up. She suffered two cardiac attacks at 8.40 pm and 8.42 pm. She passed away peacefully on Friday night,” he informed.

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The family informed that a prayer meet will be held in her memory on Monday.

Born on 9 July 1944, Tabassum started off as a child artist in prominent films like Nargis, Mera Suhaag, Manjhdhar and Bari Behen. She also notably acted in the cult classic Mughal-e-Azam.

Perhaps the most noteworthy of her achievements was hosting Indian Television’s first-ever talk show, Phool Khile Hain Gulshan Gulshan.


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