Artistes of the city offered a musical tribute to Balabhaskar later in the evening.
As they fall off, we need new talents to fill the gap,” said district panchayat president Babu Parasseri, also recalling film-maker Thampi Kannanthanam who passed away on Tuesday.
Paying tribute to the late musician here on Wednesday, Mr. Samuel recalled how Balabhaskar did not stick to the norms and instead experimented with both Carnatic and Western music to come up with heart warming fusion music.
But as I witnessed Balabhaskar playing it, I started wondering if it was that easy.
The commemoration programme organised by Kala Samskarika Samyukta Vedi saw a unique tribute by six violinists of Kozhikode who rendered a prayer song in the memory of the late violinist.
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