Balabhaskar on ventilator, slight progress; Daughter’s postmortem today

Thiruvananthapuram : Violinist Balabhaskar, who remains critical on ventilator, has shown slight improvement now, said hospital sources.

The musician’s car met with a major accident early morning Tuesday, killing his 2-year-old daughter Thejaswini Bala and leaving him, wife Lakshmi and driver Arun injured.

While Lakshmi and Arun suffered fractures to their leg, Bhalabhaskar sustained serious neck, brain and ribs injury.

Balabhaskar underwent emergency surgery the same noon at Ananthapuri hospital in the city. He continues to remain on ventilator support and will be subject to a spine surgery upon required recovery, the hospital said.

Thejaswini was born after 16 years of marriage and the family was returning from the famed Vadakkumnatha Templein Thrissur, after performing rituals for their daughter.


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