New Delhi: Veteran Bollywood actress Tabassum Govil passed away in Mumbai, succumbing to a cardiac arrest. She was 78. The legend passed away in a Mumbai hospital, after suffering from two consecutive heart attacks at 8:40 PM and at 8:42 PM, on Friday. Her son revealed that the actress had recently shot for a show and was supposed to start the next schedule soon.
Who Was Tabassum Govil?
Tabassum Govil’s death came as a shock to the entire B-Town as well as her fans. She began her career as a child performer in the late 1940s and continued to work throughout the following decades. She was commonly referred to as Baby Tabassum and was the sister-in-law of TV actor Arun Govil, most popular for playing the role of Lord Ram in BR Chopra’s Ramayan.
She was born in Mumbai in 1944 to Asghari Begum, a writer and author, and Ayodhyanath Sachdev, an Indian freedom fighter. She got married to Vijay Govil and gave birth to a son Hoshang Govil.
Works of Tabassum Govil:
From 1972 to 1993, she served as host of the renowned Phool Khile Hain Gulshan Gulshan programme on Doordarshan. Tabassum debuted in a movie with Nargis, then appeared in Mera Suhaag, Manjhdhar, and Bari Behen (1949) and, later in Deedar (1951). Her last film appearance was in Swarg (1990).
She produced, directed, and wrote her debut film, Tum Par Hum Qurban, in 1985 and in 2006, Rajshri Productions’ Pyaar Ke Do Naam: Ek Raadha, Ek Shyaam marked her comeback to television. Later, she also became a judge in a reality stand-up comedy show Ladies Special on Zee TV.
The actress was hospitalised last year due to COVID. At that time reports stated that she has Alzheimer’s disease. His son dismissed the rumours by saying, “I am disgusted that people can spread her picture and start a rumour that she has Alzheimer’s. This is absolutely fake. She has got no heart disease, no diabetes.”