Renowned singer and violinist Balabhaskar and his family met with an accident at Pallipuram near Thiruvananthapuram in the early hours of Tuesday morning. As per preliminary information, the family was on the way back from Thrissur where they had gone to visit a temple.
While Balabhaskar and his wife, Lakshmi have been rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment, their 2-year-old daughter, Tejasvini, unfortunately could not be saved.
“We assume that the driver dozed off, which caused the accident. The family was returning from Thrissur after visiting a temple,” Mangalapuram police told TNM.
The violinist and his family were travelling in the vehicle on Tuesday morning when it hit a tree. The police are currently speculating that the driver may have dozed off while driving, which may have caused him to crash into the tree. A highway patrol unit rushed the family to a nearby hospital immediately, however, the child could not be saved. Her body has been kept at the hospital.
Balabhaskar and Lakshmi are reported to be in a critical condition at present and are receiving treatment from doctors.
His driver, Arjun, too was injured in the accident and has also been admitted to the hospital.
The singer is a quite well-known musician and is popular for his stage performances. He began his music career at the young age of 12 and was the youngest music composer to have worked in the Malayalam film industry, with the soundtrack for the movie Mangalya Pallak. The musician is well known for his work with fusion music in the South. He is based out of Thiruvananthapuram.