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‘Drishyam’ director Nishikant Kamat dies at 50; condolences pour in

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‘Drishyam’ director Nishikant Kamat dies at 50; condolences pour in

Director Nishikant Kamat, best known for his films ‘Mumbai Meri Jaan,’ ‘Drishyam’ and ‘Madaari,’ died on Monday in a Hyderabad hospital. He was 50. Kamat, who was suffering from chronic liver disease and secondary infections, was admitted to AIG hospital in Gachibowli, Hyderabad on July 31. Kamat made his directorial debut with the Marathi film ‘Dombivali Fast’ in 2005. His Bollywood debut was 2008’s ‘Mumbai Meri Jaan,’ starring Irrfan and R Madhavan. Actor Riteish Deshmukh confirmed the same through a tweet that read, “I will miss you my friend. #NishikantKamat Rest In Peace.”

In a statement on August 12, the medical facility had said that Kamat was hospitalized for jaundice and abdominal distention, and was later diagnosed with chronic liver disease. The hospital had described his condition “critical but stable.” On Monday, news of his death spread which was later dispelled by filmmaker Nishikant Kamat and others. The hospital also issued a health bulletin however the director breathed his last on Monday afternoon.

As soon as the news of his death spread, his fans and industry counterparts took to social media and poured in condolences. Have a look at how celebrities mourned his death:

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.”

Kamat played the negative role in John Abraham-starrer “Rocky Handsome” in 2016, which he also directed. His biggest hit was Ajay Devgn-Tabu starrer “Drishyam”, which was a remake of the Malayalam movie of the same name.

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