Veteran actress Tabassum Govil, 78, passed away due to cardiac arrest in Mumbai on Friday evening (November 18), according to news agency ANI. Soon after the news broke out, celebs from across the industry paid tribute to the late actress on social media. Akshay Kumar’s wife Twinkle Khanna shared an emotional post on her Instagram which read, “She was truly a legend. As a kid I watched Phool Khile Hain Gulshan Gulshan with Tabassum ji as its fabulous host Used to be. I don’t remember her. The guest. Just her. The tingle of her nose and the rose behind her ear. All these hazy memories wrapped around me like layers of cashmere on a winter morning. May she rest in peace.”
Soon after Twinkle Khanna shared the post, Farah Khan Ali wrote in the comments section, “May she RIP. Remember her so clearly. #TabassumRIP”.
Read Twinkle’s post below:
Singer Adnan Sami tweeted, “Saddened to hear about the passing away of Tabassum Sahiba. We will never forget her sweet, smiling and signature style on television that won our hearts. ‘Ab jannat ke aur bhi phool khilenge Gulshan Gulshan..’ ‘”
Saddened to hear about the demise of Tabassum Sahiba. We will never forget her cute, smiling and signature style on television that won our hearts.
“Now more flowers of Jannat will blossom Gulshan Gulshan…”
إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعون🤲
– Adnan Sami (@AdnanSamiLive) November 19, 2022
Jaaved Jaaferi also made an emotional post on Twitter which read, “The talk show pioneer. An amazingly versatile and erudite woman who remained active till the very end. A close friend of my father’s who started their careers together as child actors.” Started career, our dearest Tabassum Aunty passed away. May her soul rest in peace.”
Talk show pioneer. An amazingly versatile and erudite woman who remained active till the very end. A close friend of my father’s who started their career together as child actors, our dearest Tabassum Aunty passed away.
God have mercy on his soul 🤲🏽 pic.twitter.com/bCyQF8me7d
— Jaaved Jaaferi (@jaavedjaaferi) November 19, 2022
Ranvir Shorey tweeted, “Oh no. Another priceless piece of my childhood is gone! ‘Phool Khile Hain Gulshan-Gulshan’ is the first celebrity chat show I remember, and always loved watching the affable Tabassum ji.” may his soul rest in peace.” in peace.”
TV actress Urvashi Dholakia shared a throwback picture of Tabassum Govil on Twitter and wrote, “Rest in peace Tabassum ji our childhood would have been incomplete if you were not there.”
— Urvashi Dholakia (@urvashi9) November 19, 2022
According to news agency ANI, Tabassum Govil suffered the first heart attack at around 8:40 pm on Friday, followed by the second at 8:42 pm. The veteran actress was facing health issues for the past few days.
According to the late actor’s son Hoshang Govil, it was his mother’s wish that she would not tell anyone about his death until she was cremated. According to news agency ANI, the family revealed that his last rites were performed in Mumbai on Saturday.
Kiran Bala Sachdeva, popularly known as Tabassum, was an actress, talk show host and YouTuber. She started her career as a child actress Baby Tabassum in 1947. He was known for his performance in the TV show Phool Khile Hain Gulshan Gulshan. He also worked in films like Baiju Bawra, Phir Wahi Dil Laya Hoon and many more.
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