Tabassum returns home after recovering from Covid-19, son rejects reports she has Alzheimer’s


Veteran actor Tabassum, who was admitted to a Mumbai hospital for complications from Covid-19, tested negative for the virus and has returned home, his son Hoshang Govil has confirmed.

In a statement, Hoshang Govil said, “With the love and blessing of his fans, Tabassum Govil tested negative and returned home. She conquered the Covid-19 virus and made a warrior… Thank you for your continued support. God is big.”

Veteran actor Tabassum emerging from a Mumbai hospital with his son after beating COVID-19. (Photo: Hoshang Govil)


Tabassum had tested positive for the coronavirus a few weeks ago. About her diagnosis, Hoshang said, “She was not feeling well, her blood pressure was a bit high, so we had her tested for Covid-19 and it turned out she was positive. But she was not badly affected. She was asymptomatic. But to be safer, we had it admitted.

The 76-year-old actor tested negative for the virus on April 13. She was in the hospital for about 8-9 days, her son said.

A photo of a frail Tabassum had circled suggesting she was suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, but her son debunked these “rumors.” He had said, “I’m disgusted that people can spread her photo and start a rumor that she has Alzheimer’s disease. This is absolutely wrong. She has no heart disease, no diabetes. “

Tabassum is a film actress and talk show host, she began her career as a child actress in 1947. Later, she had a successful television career as the host of the first television talk show of the Indian television – Phool Khile Hain Gulshan Gulshan from Doordarshan. As a feature film actress, she worked in films such as Mughal-e-Azam (1960), Heer Ranjha (1970), Chameli Ki Shadi (1976) and her last film appearance was in Swarg (1990) .



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