Nishikant Kamat has died in a Hyderabad hospital. Mr Kamat, 50, was suffering from chronic liver disease.
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 🙏
— Ajay Devgn (@ajaydevgn) August 17, 2020
— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) August 17, 2020
A bulletin from AIG Hospitals this morning said that Nishikant Kamat was “currently on ventilator support and in critical condition.”
The hospital a week ago had said the filmmaker was “critical but stable.” The statement from the hospital read: “He has been suffering with chronic liver disease and other infections. He is in the intensive care unit for monitoring under the supervision of a multidisciplinary team of senior consultants, Hepatologists, Critical Care and others.”
Nishikant Kamat was best-known for directing the Hindi remake of Malayalam hit Drishyam – the remake starred Ajay Devgn and Tabu.