VETERAN actor Tabassum, known for her work as a child artist and also as host of popular Doordarshan talk show “Phool Khile Hain Gulshan Gulshan”, has died after suffering a cardiac arrest, her son Hoshang Govil said on Saturday. She was 78. “A 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,” Hoshang said. As a child artist, Tabassum was known as Baby Tabassum and starred in movies such as “Nargis”, “Mera Suhaag”, “Manjhdhar” and “Bari Behen”. Later, she acted in several movies playing critically acclaimed roles under different directors. She hosted the celebrity talk show “Phool Khile Hain Gulshan Gulshan” from 1972 to 1993 on Doordarshan.