Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala musician and violinist Balabhaskar, who was seriously injured along with his wife in a road accident last week, died here in the early hours of Tuesday, informed sources.

He died at 12.55 a.m., according to sources in the hospital where he was undergoing treatment.

The accident took place last Tuesday at Pallipuram on the outskirts of the capital city.

While his two-year-old daughter was brought dead to the hospital that day, Balabhaskar, 40, his wife and their driver were brought in a serious condition to a private hospital in the city. His wife is still in ICU, said sources.

Doctors treating him said they were working overtime to ensure his recovery but it did not happen.

Balabhaskar's death has saddened thousands of his fans. His body will be kept for the public to pay their last respects at a Thiruvananthapuram college where he studied.

The last rites would take place later on Tuesday, in the state capital, from where he hails.

The musician shot to fame when, as a 17-year-old, he composed music for a Malayalam film. He has composed music for several films.