Actress Tabassum, who was a well-known host and died on Friday night after a heart arrest, was one of the most well-liked hosts. Her son Hoshang Govil confirmed the incident and noted that it was unexpected and that the actress was in good enough health to continue filming for their current programme.
Her son Hoshang Govil spoke to Indian Express.com about her passing, saying, “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 we're about to shoot again next week. It happened all of a sudden.”
Tabassum began her acting career as a child actor before becoming well-known for hosting the Doordarshan programme Phool Khile Hain Gulshan Gulshan for more than two decades. She made her acting debut in the 1947 movie Nargis as Baby Tabassum and continued starring in various movies up till the 1990s.
She continued to work as an interviewer for TV Asia USA and Canada on a show that is based on Indian cinema, earning her a reputation as a well-known face on television due to the enormous success of her music show. Additionally, she started a YouTube channel called Tabassum Talkies where she posted a variety of anecdotes, stories, and biographical encounters based on her prior experience in Indian film and television.