Actor-director Nishikant Kamat passed away in Hyderabad on Monday evening. His friend and actor Riteish Deshmukh took to Twitter to inform all. “I will miss you my friend. #NishikantKamat Rest In Peace”, his tweet read. Riteish earlier took to social media to debunk the reports of the director passing away on the morning of August 17 after which the health bulletin of the AIG Hospitals, where Kamat was admitted, also released an update stating that the director was critical and put on a ventilator. Also Read - Kangana Ranaut's 'Mumbai Feels Like PoK' Tweet Triggers Wide Criticism, Bollywood Celebs Speak
Kamat was known for directing and acting in movies across various film industries including Hindi and Marathi. He was 50 when he took his last breath. Kamat was admitted to the hospital last month after being diagnosed with jaundice that turned into a chronic liver ailment. He had reportedly been critical for the last few days. Also Read - Irrfan Khan's Wife Sutapa Sikdar Remembers Nishikant Kamat, Says 'He Had Simplicity of Rooted Man'
The official statement from the hospital revealed that the director developed respiratory failure and hypotension yesterday, August 16, that led to multiple organ failure. Read the full statement here:
Kamat had made his Bollywood directorial debut with Irrfan Khan starrer Mumbai Meri Jaan. He then went on to direct films like John Abraham starrer Force, Rocky Handsome and collaborated with Irrfan in Madaari. He also directed Riteish Deshmukh starrer Marathi film Lai Bhaari, and Ajay Devgn starrer Drishyam which was a remake of a South Indian film with the same name.
Kamat’s legacy stays alive with a beautiful repute of films he has directed. May his soul rest in peace!