Filmmaker Nishikant Kamat Dies at 50

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Filmmaker Nishikant Kamat who was critical has died in a Hyderabad hospital. Kamat, 50, was believed to have been suffering from chronic liver disease. “I will miss you my friend Nishikant Kamat. Rest in peace,” tweeted actor Riteish Deshmukh, who starred in Mr. Kamat’s film Lai Bhaari. Just hours before, Mr. Deshmukh had urged for restraint after some media outlets prematurely reported the filmmaker’s death.

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.”

A medical bulletin from AIG Hospitals this morning said that Nishikant Kamat was “currently on ventilator support and continues to be in critical condition.”

A week ago, the hospital had said the filmmaker was “critical but stable.” The statement from the hospital 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 Kamat was taken to AIG Hospitals in Gachibowli, Hyderabad on July 31. He was treated for jaundice and abdominal distention, according to a report of news agency ANI.

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