Balabhaskar Chandran (10 July 1978 – 2 October 2018) was an Indian violinist, composer and record producer.
Hailing from a musically affluent family, he was introduced to the world of instrumental music at the age of three by his uncle B. Sasikumar, a laureate in Carnatic music. Balabhaskar was a noted musician who began his career at the age of 12. He composed the soundtrack for the Malayalam film Mangalya Pallak, and was the youngest music composer to have worked in the industry. He was known for his unique south Indian fusion music. Balabhaskar died on October 2nd, 2018 as a result of suffering serious injuries in a car accident a week before his death. His two-year-old daughter was also killed in the accident when the family's car hit a tree after the driver lost control.
He won the Bismillah Khan Yuva Sangeetkaar Puraskaar in 2008 by Kendra Sangeet Natak Academy for Instrumental Music (Violin).
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