The death of the veteran actor, Tabassum, due to a heart attack

Veteran actress Tabassim, known for her work as a child artist and also as a host of the popular Doordarshan talk show “Phool Khile Hain Gulshan Gulshan”, has died after suffering a heart attack, her son Hoshang Govil said Saturday.

“A few days ago, she was admitted to the hospital. She had a stomach problem and we went there for a check-up. She had two heart attacks at 8.40pm and 8.42pm. She passed away peacefully on Friday night,” Hushang told PTI.

As a child, Tabassum was known by the nickname Baby Tabassum, and starred in films like ‘Nargis’, ‘Mera Suhaag’, ‘Manjhdhar’ and ‘Bari Behen’ in the late 1940s.

She hosted the celebrity talk show ‘Phool Khile Hain Gulshan Gulshan’ from 1972 to 1993 on Doordarshan.