Nishikant Kamat passes away bollywood celebs mourn
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Filmmaker Nishikanth Kamat who was diagnosed with chronic liver disease breathed his last in a hospital in Hyderabad today. The director was critical since the last few days and today he left for the heavenly abode.

Earlier today, Riteish Deshmukh and filmmaker Milap Zaveri had refuted reports of the ‘Drishyam’ director’s death. Riteish was first among the celebs to mourn the director’s untimely demise on social media.


Sharing a throwback picture of hugging Kamat, Riteish wrote, “I will miss you my friend. #NishikantKamat Rest in Peace.”

Ajay Devgn expressing his sadness wrote, “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”

Randeep Hooda tweeted, “Farewell Nishi!! You lived and died by what you decided you loved more than anything else .. I’m sure you had no regrets about much .. thank you for all the movies, all the fun stories, warmth and smiles #NishikantKamat”

Veteran actor Paresh Rawal wrote, “One of my favourite Director Nishikant Kamat Who made “Mumbai Meri Jaan “breathed his last today at Hyderabad hospital. Thanks Nishi for such a meaningful film and memories. AUM SHANTI.”

“Really sorry to learn of the untimely passing away of Nishikant Kamat. Heartfelt condolences and prayers for all his loved ones,” tweeted Nimrat Kaur.

Filmmaker Ritesh Sidhwani wrote, “My thoughts and prayers with the friends and family of #NishikantKamat. This is deeply saddening. May his soul rest in peace.”

You can check out other celebs’ posts below:

Anurag Kashyap

Tisca Chopra

Sharad Kelkar

Sai Tamhankar

Gulshan Devaiah

Vasan Bala

Mukesh Chhabra

Yami Gautam

Hansal Mehta

Sonali Kulkarni

Jaaved Jaaferi

Kamat was just 50. He was suffering from liver cirrhosis for the last two years. He has films like Ajay Devgn and Tabu starrer ‘Drishyam’, John Abraham‘s ‘Rocky Handsome’, ‘Force‘ and Irrfan Khan starrer ‘Madaari’ to his credit.

Apart from directing films, Kamat has even featured in films like ‘Bhavesh Joshi’, ‘Rocky Handsome’ and ‘Daddy’ to name a few as an actor. He has even directed a few Marathi films like ‘Dombivali Fast’ and ‘Lai Bhaari’.

We offer our heartfelt condolences to his family and friends. May his soul Rest in Peace.

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