New Delhi: Filmmaker Nishikant Kamat died in a Hyderabad hospital at the age of 50 on Monday. He was reportedly suffering from chronic liver disease. The filmmaker was taken to AIG Hospitals in Gachibowli, Hyderabad on July 31, where he was treated for jaundice and abdominal distention, news agency ANI reported. Members of the film fraternity, united by grief, poured their hearts out on social media.
Ajay Devgn, who was the star of Nishikant Kamat’s popular film Drishyam, tweeted” “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.” Riteish Deshmukh, a close friend of the late filmmaker, who also starred in his film Lai Bhaari, shared a throwback picture and he wrote: “I will miss you my friend. Nishikant Kamat. Rest in peace.”
😢😢😢 I will always remember the warmth of your smile and the twinkle in your eyes Nishi sir! 💔💔💔 Thank you for #DombiviliFast #MumbaiMeriJaan and all those conversations.. #RIP #NishikantKamat https://t.co/96CNLcVG2b
— Swara Bhasker (@ReallySwara) August 17, 2020
Rest in peace dear Nishi. Our plans remain unfinished…. my thoughts and prayer to him and his family. 🙏🏽
— Abhishek Bachchan (@juniorbachchan) August 17, 2020
— John Abraham (@TheJohnAbraham) August 17, 2020
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