Nishikant Kamat, director of Drishyam and Madaari, dies at 50 due to multiple organ failure

nishikant made his directorial debut with marathi film dombivali fast in 2005

Nishikant Kamat, the filmmaker who delivered successful films such as Madaari and Drishyam, died on Monday of multiple organ failure. Actor Riteish Deshmukh was among the first ones to inform the film industry about the director’s death as he tweeted, “I will miss you my friend. #NishikantKamat Rest In Peace.”

A medical bulletin from AIG Hospitals this morning said that Nishikant Kamat was “currently on ventilator support and continues to be in critical condition.”

A week ago, the hospital had said the filmmaker was “critical but stable.” The statement from the hospital read: “He has been diagnosed with chronic liver disease and other secondary infections. He is in the intensive care unit for continuous monitoring under the supervision of a multidisciplinary team of senior consultants comprising of Gastroenterologists, Hepatologists, Critical Care and others. His condition is critical but stable.”

Nishikant Kamat was taken to AIG Hospitals in Gachibowli, Hyderabad on July 31. He was treated for jaundice and abdominal distention, news agency ANI reported.

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