Filmmaker Nishikant Kamat passes away at 50; Riteish Deshmukh, Ajay Devgn tweet condolences

Nishikant Kamat was suffering from liver cirrhosis for the past two years, said AIG Hospitals in a statement

FP Staff August 17, 2020 13:13:52 IST
Filmmaker Nishikant Kamat passes away at 50;  Riteish Deshmukh, Ajay Devgn tweet condolences

Director-actor Nishikant Kamat passed away on Monday, 17 August, in Hyderabad’s AIG Hospital, after a battle with liver cirrhosis. He was 50.

In a statement, AIG Hospital said that Kamat was admitted to AIG Hospitals on 31 July 2020 with complaints of fever and excessive fatigue. It was diagnosed that he was suffering from liver cirrhosis for the past two years.

Read the statement here

Ajay Devgn, Sharad Kelkar, Randeep Hooda, among others also tweeted their condolences. "I will miss you my friend Nishikant Kamat. Rest in peace," wrote actor Riteish Deshmukh, who starred in Mr Kamat's film Lai Bhaari.

Kamat made his directorial debut with Marathi movie Dombivali Fast (2005). The movie won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Marathi. He also directed Deshmukh in blockbuster Marathi film Lai Bhari.

Kamat made his first Bollywood film Mumbai Meri Jaan in 2008. He is also known for directing Bollywood films like the Ajay Devgn-Tabu starrer Drishyam, Irrfan Khan-starrer Madaari. He has also directed John Abraham-starrers Force and Rocky Handsome, among others. He was last seen in Vikramaditya Motwane's Bhavesh Joshi Superhero starring Harshvardhan Kapoor.

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