Film director Nishikant Kamat has died in a hospital in Hyderabad. Mr. Kamat, 50, was believed to have suffered from the chronic hepatic disease.
“My friend Nishikant Kamat I will miss you. Rest in peace,” tweeted by actor Riteish Deshmukh, who starred in Mr. Kamat’s film Lai Bhaari.
Ajay Devgn, who starred in Nishikant Kamat’s Drishyam, tweeted: “My equation with Nishikant was not just about Drishyam, a film which he directed with Tabu and me. It was an association that I cherished. He was bright; ever-smiling. He has gone too soon. RIP Nishikant.”
This morning, a medical briefing from AIG Hospitals said Nishikant Kamat was “still on ventilator support and is still in critical condition.”
The hospital had said a week earlier that the filmmaker was “critical but stable.” Hospital statement read: “He has been diagnosed with chronic liver disease and other secondary infections. He is under the guidance of a multidisciplinary team of senior consultants including gastroenterologists, hepatologists, critical care, and others, in the intensive care unit for continuous monitoring. He is in a critical but stable state.
On July 31, Nishikant Kamat was brought to AIG Hospitals in Gachibowli, Hyderabad. He was being treated for jaundice and abdominal distention said news agency ANI.
Nishikant Kamat has been best known for directing the Malayalam Hindi remake hit Drishyam-the remake starred Ajay Devgn and Tabu. He also directed Irrfan Khan and John Abraham in Force and Rocky Handsome in Madaariand Mumbai Meri Jaan. Mr. Kamat, also an actor, had roles in Rocky Handsome and some other movies, including Bhavesh Joshi in 2018.