Director-actor Nishikant Kamat passed away on Monday in Hyderabad’s AIG Hospitals, after a battle with liver cirrhosis. He was 50.
In a statement, the hospital said, “Nishikant Kamat was admitted to AIG Hospitals on July 31, 2020 with complaints of fever and excessive fatigue. It was diagnosed that he was suffering from liver cirrhosis for the past two years. Initially, we started antibiotics and supportive medications upon which Kamat showed improvement, but his condition soon deteriorated with progressive liver dysfunction and drowsiness. He was immediately shifted to the ICU, where his general condition gradually declined. Since yesterday, he developed respiratory failure and hypotension. His condition deteriorated eventually leading to multiple organ failure.”
Nishikant Kamat made his directorial debut in 2005 with Marathi movie Dombivali Fast, which won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Marathi. He made his silver screen debut in 2004 with the Hindi movie Hava Aney Dey. In 2008, Kamat helmed his first Bollywood film Mumbai Meri Jaan.
The director carved his own space in the Hindi film industry by helming movies such as Force, Drishyam, Rocky Handsome and Madaari. As an actor, he was known for his performances in Daddy, Rocky Handsome, Julie 2 and Bhavesh Joshi. He was also the creative producer of the web series The Final Call and Rangbaaz Phirse.