Balabhaskar succumbs to injuries week after road accident; violinist's wife remains hospitalised

FP Staff

Oct 02, 2018 08:26:38 IST

Kerala musician and violinist Balabhaskar, who was seriously injured along with his wife in a road accident last week, died in the early hours of Tuesday (2 October), informed sources said. He died at 12.55 am, according to sources in the hospital in which he was admitted.

Balabhaskar succumbs to injuries week after road accident; violinists wife remains hospitalised

Renowned violinist Balabhaskar. Image via Twitter/@mathrubhumieng

The accident took place last Tuesday at Pallipuram on the outskirts of the capital city. While his two-year-old daughter, Tejaswi, was brought dead to the hospital that day, Balabhaskar, 40, his wife and their driver were brought in a serious condition to a private hospital in the city, where he breathed his last. The family was on their way back from the Vadakkum Nathan temple in Thrissur when the driver dozed off at the wheel and rammed the car into a tree nearby.

Doctors treating him said they were working overtime to ensure his recovery but it did not happen. Balabhaskar's death has saddened thousands of his fans. His body will be kept for the public to pay their last respects at a Thiruvananthapuram college where he studied.

The last rites would take place later on 2 October, in the state capital, from where he hails. The musician shot to fame when, as a 17-year-old, he composed music for a Malayalam film. He has composed music for several films.

(With inputs from Indo-Asian News Service)

Updated Date: Oct 02, 2018 08:29:47 IST