Filmmaker Nishikant Kamat dies at 50

    New Delhi (NVI): Nishikant Kamat, the filmmaker who delivered successful films such as Madaari and Drishyam, died this afternoon due to 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.”

    Kamat was admitted to AIG Hospitals in Gachibowli, Hyderabad, on July 31 and had been suffering from chronic liver disease.

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

    Ajay Devgn, who worked with the filmmaker in Hindi remake of 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.”

    -CHK