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Violinist Balabhaskar’s wife Lakshmi regains consciousness post accident

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Fifteen days after the car accident which took away the lives of violinist Balabhaskar and his two-year-old daughter Tejasvini, his wife Lakshmi who also sustained grave injuries has regained consciousness. A source close to the family confirmed to TNM that Lakshmi is currently stable, and is recovering.

Lakshmi who has been undergoing treatment at the Ananthapuri Hospital in Thiruvananthapuram has been removed from ventilator support and is breathing on her own. “Her condition has improved,” they said. However, she will continue being treated in the intensive care unit as her condition has not normalised.

The family of three, which included Balabhaskar, Lakshmi and their two-year-old Tejasvini, were traveling from Thrissur to Thiruvananthapuram by road when their car crashed into a tree. The accident took place on September 25 at Pallipuram, near Thiruvananthapuram. While their daughter Tejasvini, passed away on the spot, Balabhaskar and Lakshmi and their friend Arjun, who was driving the car were admitted to the private hospital in Thiruvananthapuram.

Balabhaskar underwent surgeries in Ananthapuri after suffering from multiple organ failure, head and spine injuries, multiple fractures on the leg and a dislocated neck. He passed away from a cardiac arrest on October 2, after a seven-day battle for life. He was kept at his alma mater, the University College, for fans and friends to pay their last respects and was later cremated with State Honours.

Arjun, who drove the car at the time of crash, suffers from multiple fractures on his leg. However, his condition is stable.

Balabhaskar was a noted musician who began his career at the age of 12. He had composed the soundtrack for the Malayalam film Mangalya Pallakku, and was the youngest music composer to have worked in the industry. He was known for his unique south Indian fusion music. He had won the Bismillah Khan Yuva Sangeetkaar Puraskaar in 2008 by Kendra Sangeet Natak Academy for Instrumental Music (Violin).

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