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Week after road accident, singer Balabhaskar succumbs to injuries


Musician and violinist Balabhaskar, who was critically injured in a car accident last week, passed away at a hospital in Thiruvananthapuram on Monday night. He was 40. Balabhaskar’s two-year-old daughter Tejaswini had died soon after the accident.

The musician, who had suffered damage to his brain and spine, had undergone surgeries since the accident in Pallippuram on September 25. His wife Lakshmi and friend Arjun are still undergoing treatment.

Balabhaskar was a child prodigy on the violin and had directed the music of his first movie at the age of 17. He later composed many music albums and performed on stage across the world though gradually pulling out of film music.