The Wall Bureau: Later, many child artists lost their name as child artists. But Tabassum is an exception. He shared the screen with all the legends from the fifties. Growing up, his name came up first as a conductor. Tabassum’s interview show used to enthrall the whole of India. Who is not coming to his interview? Tabassum is known as the acting guru of Simi Garhwal, Karan Johar. Tabassum is the mother of the celebrity show.

Image - Late Baby Tabassum, the beautiful actress did not want to show her final journey to the industry

Tabassum was born in Bombay in 1944. His father was a Hindu but his mother was a Muslim. The most surprising thing is that the girl is named after the mother’s religion and not the name of the father’s religion. His father Ayodhya Nath Sachdev was an Indian freedom fighter, journalist, writer and his mother Asgari Begum. The daughter got journalistic qualities from her father.

The father named the daughter Tabassum thinking of the Muslim religion of the wife. Again, Asgari Begum thought of her husband’s Hindu religion and named her daughter Kiranbala. But the girl came to the acting world and became famous as Tabassum. But the name in Tabassum’s account is Kiranbala Sachdev. After marriage became Kiranbala Govil. But no one knows him as Kiranbala. He is world famous as Tabassum.

Image - Late Baby Tabassum, the beautiful actress did not want to show her final journey to the industry
Tabassum Govil - IMDb

Baby Tabassum first acted as a child artist in the film ‘Nargis’ in 1947. After that, Tabassum played the role of little boy or girl in black and white films of the Golden Age one after the other.

Image - Late Baby Tabassum, the beautiful actress did not want to show her final journey to the industry

Mera acted as a child artist in films like Suhag, Majhandhar, Bad Bahen etc. Tabassum played the childhood role of Nargis in Bengali director Nitin Basu’s ‘Didar’. Tabassum’s famous song ‘Bachpan Ke Din Bhulla Na Dena’ is sung in this film. The song was sung by Lata Mangeshkar and Shamsad Begum as a duet. Tabassum played the childhood role of Meenakumari in the famous film ‘Baiju Baora’. Another famous song comes to mind which was Lata Mangeshkar and Aarti Mukherjee’s duet. Lata mother Meena Kumari’s lip and Tabassum the little girl’s lip Aarti. Aarti was also a minor then. The song was ‘Billi Bajaye Baja’ in the film ‘Sahara’ composed by Hemant Mukherjee.

When Bollywood stars queued outside Doordarshan office to be on Tabassum's show  Bollywood - Hindustan Times

Tabassum took a break in his youth. Then she made a comeback as a successful character actress. However, she did not get a chance in the role of the heroine despite being a beautiful actress.

The break comes at the beginning of youth due to marriage and family. Tabassum is married to actor Arun Govil’s elder brother Vijay Govil. Their son Hoshang Govil started his Bollywood career in films like Tum Par Hum Kurban (1985), Kartoot (1987) and Ajeev Dastan Hai Yeh (1996). But neither film saw the face of Hit. Although the son did not get established in Bollywood, the mother was popular from television to the net till her last days.

Tabassum was the first television talk show host ‘Phul Kheile Hanoy Gulshan Gulshan’. It ran on Doordarshan for a long time from 1972 to 1993. Dilip Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan, Tanuja, Sharmila Tagore, Shammi Kapoor all Bollywood stars came to his show.

Also, Tabassum used to host the live shows of Lata Mangeshkar, Maha Rafi, Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhosle.

Tabassum loved to dress up. A very sweet looking dress but it was mixed with the nobility of Begum Khandan.

Tabassum was very lively and very beautiful till the last days of her life. He was very active on his Instagram account.

No one can believe the news of his death so suddenly. In 2021, he was admitted to the hospital for ten days due to corona. But he returned to his dignity.

Tabassum fell ill a few days ago. But that was a gastro problem. He was admitted to the hospital. Last night, he suddenly suffered two heart attacks. The baby child artist of Bollywood did not return. The actress passed away at the age of 78.

Tabassum instructed his son to inform the media after his last rites. The actress did not want to show her final journey to the fashion industry. The son informed the media after completing his mother’s last rites. The son keeps his mother’s word. Tabassum did not want the mercy of Bollywood tears. Bollywood doesn’t remember old actors. The actress did not want that cruel treatment. Maybe many people would have come but he did not ask for mercy. Surlok passed alone with his own understanding of death.


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