Veteran actress Tabassum Govil, 78, died on Friday evening (November 18) from cardiac arrest in Mumbai, according to news agency ANI. Shortly after the news broke, celebrities from across the industry paid tribute to the late actress on social media. Akshay Kumar’s wife, Twinkle Khanna, shared a moving post on her Instagram which read, “It was truly a legend. When I was a kid, I used to watch Phool Khile Hain Gulshan Gulshan with Tabassum ji as the spectacular host. I don’t remember his guests. Just her. With his nose and the rose behind his ear. All these fuzzy memories enveloped me like layers of cashmere on a winter morning. May she rest in peace.”
Shortly after Twinkle Khanna shared the post, Farah Khan Ali, in the comments section, wrote, “May she RIP. Remember her so vividly. #TabassumRIP.”
Read Twinkle’s post below:
Singer Adnan Sami tweeted: ‘Saddened to hear the news of Tabassum Sahiba’s passing. We will never forget his adorable, smiley and signature style on TV which captured our hearts.’Ab Jannat Ke Aur Bhi Phool Khilainge Gulshan Gulshan..'”
Saddened to hear the news of Tabassum Sahiba’s passing. We’ll never forget her adorable, smiley, signature style on TV that captured 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 a moving message on Twitter which read: “The pioneer of talk shows. An incredibly versatile and erudite woman who was active until the end. A close friend of my father who started his career together in As a child actor, our dearest Aunt Tabassum has passed on to her heavenly home.May God have mercy on her soul.
The pioneer of talk shows. An incredibly versatile and erudite woman who was active until the very end. A close friend of my father who began their careers together as child actors, our dear Aunt Tabassum passed away in her heavenly home.
May 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’iThis is the first celebrity chat show I can remember, and the affable Tabassum ji has always been such a pleasure to watch. That his soul rests in peace.”
TV actress Urvashi Dholakia shared a throwback photo of Tabassum Govil on Twitter and wrote, “Rest in peace Tabassum ji our childhood would have been incomplete if you weren’t there.”
Rest in peace Tabassum ji 🙏🏻 our childhood would have been incomplete if you hadn’t been there 💔🙏🏻 #OmShanti#rest in peace#TabassumGovilpic.twitter.com/WiyEjF1K4n
— Urvashi Dholakia (@Urvashi9) November 19, 2022
Tabassum Govil on Friday night suffered his first heart attack around 8:40 p.m., followed by another at 8:42 p.m., according to news agency ANI. The legendary actress had been suffering from health issues for a few days.
According to the late actor’s son, Hoshang Govil, it was his mother’s wish not to tell anyone about his death until his final rites had been performed. The family revealed that their last rites were performed in Mumbai on Saturday, according to news agency ANI.
Kiran Bala Sachdeva, who was popularly known by her stage name Tabassum, was an actress, talk show host, and YouTuber. She began her career as a child actress Baby Tabassum in 1947. She was best known for her performance on the television show Phool khile hain gulshan gulshan. She has also acted in films such as Baiju Bawra, Phir Wohi Dil Laya Hoon and much more.
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