Hoshang stated, “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 in style TV star Arun Govil. She was the daughter of Asghari Begum and Ayodhyanath Sachdev. Over time, she was in a position to make profitable transitions from performing to radio to TV present host and even a profitable YouTube profession.
She carried out many iconic interviews with Bollywood and Indian TV personalities via her Doordarshan present Phool Khile Hain Gulshan Gulshan which ran on air from 1972 to 1993.