Bollywood director Nishikant Kamat passes away at 50

Filmmaker Nishikant Kamat breathed his last at AIG Hospitals in Hyderabad on Monday. He had been suffering from Liver Cirrhosis for the past two years.

Filmmaker Nishikant Kamat who directed 2015 thriller Drishyam passed away on Monday at age 50. Kamat breathed his last at 4:24 pm today at Hyderabad’s AIG Hospitals, where he was admitted in critical condition a couple of days back. He was suffering from Liver Cirrhosis for the past two years.

Kamat, who had multiple organ failure, was admitted to the hospital on July 31 with complaints of fever and excessive fatigue.

“It was diagnosed that he was suffering from liver cirrhosis for the past two years. Initially, we started antibiotics and supportive medications upon which Mr Kamat showed an improvement, but his condition soon deteriorated with progressive liver dysfunction and drowsiness,” the hospital said as reported by news agency PTI.

“The director was immediately shifted to the ICU, where his general condition gradually declined. He had also developed respiratory failure and hypotension on Sunday. His condition deteriorated, eventually leading to multiple organ failure,” the hospital added.

“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,” Ajay Devgn said on Twitter.

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