Musician's Daughter, 2, Dies In Car Crash; Cops Suspect Driver Dozed Off
Noted Kerala violinist Balabhaskar's two-year-old daughter was killed when the family's car hit a tree in the early hours of Tuesday after the driver lost control. The musician and his wife are in hospital.
The family was returning from Thrissur after a visit to a temple when their car rammed a tree on the outskirts of Thiruvananthapuram around 4.30 am, the police said.
The driver dozed off and lost control of the vehicle, it is believed.
The couple's daughter Tejaswini Bala was declared dead in hospital. Balabhaskar's wife Lakshmi is said to be in a critical state.
Balabhaskar, a rising star in the music industry, is known for his stage performances and concerts in and outside Kerala. At 17, he was among the youngest musicians to compose for a film.
He is known for his fusion music. A prominent name in the Malayalam music industry, Balabhaskar has collaborated with many big names.