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Musician Balabhaskar who was injured in auto accident passes away

03 October 2018

Noted singer-violinist Balabhaskar who was seriously injured in a auto accident last week in Kerala passed away at a hospital early in Thiruvananthapuram this morning.

The acclaimed musician was undergoing treatment after the auto he was travelling in met with an accident in Thiruvananthapuram on 25 September.

Balabhaskar and his wife Lakshmi's two-year-old daughter Tejaswini was killed in the tragic accident. Balabhaskar had also composed music for films such as Kannadikadavathu and Moksham.

Balabhaskar has composed music for a few films.

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Born into a family with musical background, Balabhaskar was trained by his uncle B Sasikumar, an ace violinist.

Balabhaskar's fusion performance with renowned musicians and instrumentalists like Ustad Zakir Hussain, Hariharan, Sivamani, Mattannoor Sankarankutty, Louis Banks, and Fazal Qureshi had a mix of rock and jazz with a Carnatic spin.

Balabhaskar's wife Lakshmi, 38, and Arjun are still being treated in hospital.

As reported by NDTV, the crash happened after Balabhaskar and his family returned from a visit to a temple in Thrissur at around 4:30am last week after Arjun reportedly fell asleep at the wheel and lost control of the vehicle.

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Sangeet Natak Akademi for instrumental music (violin).

After a seven-day battle in hospital, Balabhaskar passed away on October 2 after a cardiac arrest.

On Tuesday, after post-mortem examination at Medical College Hospital, the body was taken to University College, his alma mater, for the public to pay homage.

Politicians offered their condolences and paid tribute to the musician.

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At present, the condition of Balabhaskar's wife is still not known.

Musician Balabhaskar who was injured in auto accident passes away