Filmmaker Nishikant Kamat passes away

The Drishyam [2015] director was suffering from liver cirrhosis and was admitted to AIG Hospital in Hyderabad.

By Our Correspondent

Nishikant Kamat (1970-2020)

Filmmaker Nishikant Kamat passed away in Hyderabad’s AIG Hospital today [17 August]. He was 50. The director was suffering from liver cirrhosis.

“Mr. Nishikant Kamat (50 years, Male) was admitted to AIG Hospital on 31 July 2020 with complains 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 improvement, but his condition soon deteriorated with progressive liver dysfunction and drowsiness. He was immediately shifted to the ICU, where his general condition gradually declined. Since yesterday, he developed respiratory failure and hypotension. Despite maximum efforts from Hepatologists, Gastroenterologists, Pulmonologists and Intensivists, his condition deteriorated eventually leading to multiple organ failure. Today, from afternoon onwards his vital parameters started declining and at 1624 hrs he succumbed to his illness. Our condolences are with his family, friends and fans,” the hospital released a statement.

Kamat had made his directorial debut with the acclaimed Marathi film Dombivili East [2005]. He made his debut in Hindi cinema with Mumbai Meri Jaan [2008]. He also directed the John Abraham-starrer Force [2011], Ajay Devgn’s Drishyam [2015] and the Irrfan Khan-starrer Madaari [2016]. He had started off his career as a actor in the Hndi film Hava Aaney De [2004].

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