Veteran actor Tabassum, who worked extensively as a child artist and then shot to fame as the host of first TV talk show of Indian television, Phool Khile Hain Gulshan Gulshan on Doordarshan, died on Friday. She was 78.
“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,” her son Hoshang Govil told PTI.
An Indianexpress.com report also quoted him as saying, “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.”
Madhur Bhandarkar said on Twitter, “Sad to hear the demise of veteran actress & anchor Tabassum ji. As a kid we used to watch her famous show on @DDNational Phool Khile Hain Gulshan Gulshan. My heartfelt condolences to her Family Members &…