Veteran actress Tabassum Govil, 78, died on Friday night (Nov. 18) of cardiac arrest in Mumbai, according to news agency ANI. Shortly after the news broke, celebs from across the industry paid tribute to the late actress on social media. Akshay Kumar’s wife, Twinkle Khannashared an emotional post on her Instagram that read, “She was truly a legend. As a kid I used to watch Phool Khile Hain Gulshan Gulshan with Tabassum ji as its spectacular host. I don’t remember her guests. Only them. With her nose sound and the rose behind her ear. All these vague memories wrapped around me like layers of cashmere on a winter morning. May she rest in peace.”
Shortly after Twinkle Khanna shared the post, Farah Khan Ali wrote in the comment section, “May she RIP. Remember her so vividly. #TabassumRIP”.
Read Twinkle’s message below:
Singer Adnan Sami tweeted, “Saddened to hear the news that Tabassum Sahiba has passed away. We will never forget her adorable, smiling and signature style on television that won our hearts.”Ab Jannat Ke Aur Bhi Phool Khilainge Gulshan Gulshan..'”
Saddened by the news that Tabassum Sahiba has passed away. We will never forget her cute, smiling and signature style on television that won our hearts.
“Ab Jannat Ke Aur Bhi Phool Khilainge Gulshan Gulshan…”
We belong to Allah and to Him we will return 🤲
— Adnan Sami (@AdnanSamiLive) November 19, 2022
Jaaved Jaaferi also posted an emotional message on Twitter that read, “The pioneer of talk shows. An amazingly versatile and erudite lady who was active till the end. A good friend of my father who started their career together as child actors, our dearest Aunt Tabassum passed over to her heavenly abode. May God have mercy on her soul.”
The pioneer of talk shows. An insanely versatile and erudite lady who was active to the last. A close friend of my father’s who started their career together as child actors, our dearest Tabassum aunt passed to her heavenly abode.
May God have mercy on her soul 🤲🏽 pic.twitter.com/bCyQF8me7d
— Jaaved Jaaferi (@jaavedjaaferi) November 19, 2022
Ranvir Shorey tweeted, “Oh no. Another precious piece of my childhood gone!”Phool Khile Hain Gulshan-Gulshan’iIt’s the first celebrity chat show I remember, and the affable Tabassum ji was always so much fun to watch. May her soul rest in peace.”
TV actress Urvashi Dholakia shared a throwback photo of Tabassum Govil on Twitter, writing, “Rest in peace Tabassum ji, our childhood would be incomplete if it wasn’t for you.”
— Urvashi Dholakia (@Urvashi9) November 19, 2022
Tabassum Govil suffered her first heart attack at around 8:40 p.m. Friday night, followed by another at 8:42 p.m., according to news agency ANI. The legendary actress has been struggling with health problems in recent days.
According to the late actor’s son, Hoshang Govil, his mother’s wish was not to tell anyone about her death until her final rituals were performed. The family revealed that its last rites were performed in Mumbai on Saturday, according to the ANI news agency.
Kiran Bala Sachdeva, popularly known by her stage name Tabassum, was an actress, talk show host and YouTuber. She started her career as a child actress Baby Tabassum in 1947. She was best known for appearing on the TV show Phool khile hain gulshan gulshan. She also acted in movies such as Baiju Bawra, Phir Wohi Dil Laya Hoon and much more.
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