Filmmaker Nishikant Kamat passes away at 50 in Hyderabad

Filmmaker Nishikant Kamat who directed 2015 thriller Drishyam passed away on Monday in Hyderabad. He was 50.

Kamat was admitted to Hyderabad’s AIG Hospitals on July 31. He was suffering from Liver Cirrhosis for the past two years.

He breathed his last at 4.24 pm today, the hospital confirmed.

Numerous celebrities, including Riteish Deshmukh and Ajay Devgn mourned the demise of the filmmaker. 

“I will miss you my friend. #NishikantKamat Rest In Peace,” Riteish Deshmukh wrote on twitter.

Ajay Devgn in a tweet said, “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.”

Kamat was known for films like Madaari, Force, Mumbai Meri Jaan and more. He made his directorial debut with the Marathi film “Dombivali Fast” in 2005.