Hoshang said, “It all started with a bout of cold and cough, which got worse. We admitted her to the hospital and in the last couple of days she also suffered from some gastrointestinal problems. Finally, yesterday evening at around 8:40 pm, she suffered a cardiac arrest. Her last rites were performed yesterday. She had a peaceful last journey and it was her wish to not inform anyone about her demise for atleast two days.”
Tabassum was married to Vijay Govil, brother of popular TV star Arun Govil. She was the daughter of Asghari Begum and Ayodhyanath Sachdev. Over the years, she was able to make successful transitions from acting to radio to TV show host and even a successful YouTube career.
She conducted many iconic interviews with and Indian TV personalities through her Doordarshan show Phool Khile Hain Gulshan Gulshan which ran on air from 1972 to 1993.