Renowned violinist Balabhaskar and his wife were injured and their two-year-old daughter died in a car accident at Pallipuram in Thiruvananthapuram on Tuesday. The accident occurred around 4:30 am. Daughter Tejaswini Bala was declared brought dead by a private hospital.
Balabhaskar, wife Lakshmi and driver Arjun have been admitted to a hospital in the city with critical injuries. Balabhaskar is under treatment in the intensive care unit(ICU) with multiple injuries. It is learnt that Balabhaskar and his daughter Tejaswini Bala were sitting in front, next to the driver at the time of the accident. The accident occurred as the car they were travelling rammed into a tree at Pallipuram, an accident prone area in Trivandrum.
The family was returning from Thrissur after offering prayers at a temple there, said reports. As it was a head-on collision, the front part of the car has been totally damaged. The driver who might have dozed off while driving may have been the reason for the accident, the police suspect. This might have led to the deadly head-on collision.