Violinist Balabhaskar’s death: Kalabhavan Sobi fails polygraph test

South India

The statement of driver Arjun that Balabhaskar was behind the wheels at the time of the of the accident has also been found to be untrue.


As part of the investigation into the death of violinist Balabhaskar, artist Kalabhavan Sobi failed a polygraph test which held to ascertain his sensational claim that he had seen a person at the accident site.

The statement that Balabhaskar's car was attacked before it met with the accident was also found to be false.

Earlier, Kalabhavan Sobi alleged that Balabhaskar’s death was a conspired murder and alleged that he witnessed a gang of people attacking Balabahskar’s vehicle before the accident. 

Earlier Sobi had told the investigators that he had seen Rubin Thomas, an alleged member of a gold smuggling racket near the accident site. He also mentioned the presence of Sarith, accused in gold smuggling case at the spot where Balabhaskar was attacked.

The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence had showed some photographs of gold smugglers to Sobi and he had identified one person

However, the person who Sobi claimed to have seen at the site of the accident was found to be in Bengaluru at that time.

The CBI says more clarity can be had on this statement through a narco-analysis test.

Meanwhile, the statement of driver Arjun that Balabhaskar was behind the wheels at the time of the of the accident has also been found to be untrue.

As mystery shrouds death of the violinist, CBI took for four persons including Kalabhavan Sobi, Balabhaskar’s friends and gold smuggling case accused Vishnu Somasundaram, Prakashan Thampi and driver Arjun for the polygraph test.

Arjun and Prakashan Thampi underwent the test on Friday.

Earlier, C K Unni, father of violinist Balabhaskar had submitted a petition to Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and DGP Loknath Behera seeking a probe to reveal the mystery behind the accident and the suspicious death of his son Balabhaskar and his daughter Tejaswini Bala.

The car in which Balabhaskar and his family were travelling met with an accident on September 25, 2018, early morning at Pallippuram.

The accident occurred as the car crashed into the tree around 4.30 am, near the CRPF camp. The family was on the way back from Trissur where they had gone to visit a temple.

The injured were shifted to a private hospital in the city where Tejaswini was declared brought dead.

Balabhaskar, who suffered serious injuries, had been battling for life for seven days and died on October 2, his wife Lakshmi and their driver Arjun survived.

Balabhaskar was a well-known musician and violinist and is popular for his stage performance in and outside Kerala. He owns the music band called”Balaleela”. 

He began his career at the age of 12. He became the youngest music director in Malayalam films after he gave music for ‘Mangalya Pallak’ when he was only 17. 

He was well known for fusion music in the south. He has won Bismillah Khan Yuva Sangeetkaar Puraskaar in 2008 by Kendra Sangeet Natak Academy for Instrumental Music (Violin). He is based out of Thiruvananthapuram.

He had worked with Dr KJ Yesudas, Hariharan, Suresh Wadkar, KS Chitra, Sujatha, Sreenivas, Karthik and some other legendary singers


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