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‘Drishyam’ director Nishikant Kamat passes away at 50

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Drishyam‘ director Nishikant Kamat passed away today. He was critical and was on the ventilator. A few days back, he was admitted to a hospital in Hyderabad and was undergoing treatment. He had suffered from cirrhosis of the liver in the past and it has relapsed now. He was 50.

Riteish Deshmukh confirmed the news saying, “I will miss you my friend. #NishikantKamat Rest In Peace”.

Here’s the statement of AIG Hospitals, Hyderabad.

The filmmaker was admitted to the AIG Hospitals in Hyderabad on July 31. The hospital released a statement earlier that read: “He has been diagnosed with chronic liver disease and other secondary infections. He is in the intensive care unit for continuous monitoring under the supervision of a multidisciplinary team of senior consultants comprising of Gastroenterologists, Hepatologists, Critical Care and others. His condition is critical but stable.”

Nishikant made his debut as a director with Marathi National Award-winning film ‘Dombivali Fast’. He did films like John Abraham‘s ‘Rocky Handsome’, ‘Force‘ and Irrfan Khan starrer ‘Madaari’. He also acted in films like ‘Bhavesh Joshi’, ‘Rocky Handsome’ and ‘Daddy’ to name a few.

May his soul rest in peace and we offer our heartfelt condolences to the family.

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