Bollywood filmmaker Nishikant Kamat died at the age of 50 AIG Hospitals in Hyderabad on Monday (August 17). He was suffering Chronic Liver Disease and other secondary infections.
Nishikant Kamat was admitted to the hospital on July 31 following fever and excessive fatigue. The news about his death started doing rounds in media at 12.00 pm on Monday with many Bollywood celebs expressing shock and sadness over his sudden demise on social media. But few minutes later, a filmmaker cleared the air, saying that he was still live and he was in a critical condition.
Later in the evening, the authorities of AIG Hospitals made an official announcement about his death. “Nishikant Kamat (50 years, Male) was admitted to AIG Hospitals on 31″ July 2020 with complains of fever and excessive fatigue. It was diagnosed that he was suffering from Liver Cirrhosis for the past two years,” read the statement released to the media by the Hospital.
Talking about the treatment to Nishikant Kamat, the Hospital claimed, “Initially, we started antibiotics and supportive medications upon which Mr. 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.”
“Despite maximum efforts from Hepatologists, Gastroenterologists, Pulmonologists and Intensivists, his condition deteriorated eventually leading to multiple organ failure. Today, from afternoon onwards his vital parameters started declining and at 1624 hrs he succumbed to his illness. Our condolences are with his family, friends and fans,” concluded the statement of the Hospital.
Nishikant Kamat started his career as an actor with the Hindi movie Hava Aney Dey in 2004 and forayed in to Marathi films with Saatchya Aat Gharat in the same year. He became an independent director with 2005’s Marathi film Dombivali Fast and directed several other movies in Hindi, Marathi and Tamil. Mumbai Meri, Force, Drishyam, Rocky Handsome and Madaari are some of his notable directorial venutres.