Director Nishikant Kamat known for his films like Drishyam, Lai Bhaari, and Madari is not dead. The filmmaker is currently on ventilator support at a private hospital in Gacchiboli Hyderabad. He is undergoing treatment for cirrhosis of the liver and had suffered a relapse. Multiple media reports earlier claimed that the director is no more. However, Milap Zaveri gave the latest update about the scenario.
In a conversation with Koimoi, the Satyameva Jayate revealed, “He is not dead yet. He is on the ventilator. But for all probability, he will pass away today. Just spoke to someone who is with him in the hospital.” While the news is still heartbreaking for his fans across the country, Milap added about Nishikant Kamat’s condition, “They are gonna shut the ventilator anytime now.”
Just spoke to someone who is with Nishikant in the hospital right now. He hasn’t passed away yet. Yes he is v critical and fighting life and death. But he is still alive ? https://t.co/h6D8fLA6N8
— Milap (@zmilap) August 17, 2020
Actor Riteish Deshmukh also took to his Twitter to announce that the director is still fighting for his life and urged everyone to pray for him.
Nishikant kamat is on ventilator support. He is still alive & fighting. Let’s pray for him.
— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) August 17, 2020
Several media houses reported the death of Nishikanth Kamat but have now issued an update. Celebrities across the country have since then been condoling the reported death of the director. From Director Mukesh Chabbra to actor Renuka Shahane. However, they have now issued a clarification.
So sorry for the tweet about Nishikant Kamat. Just heard that he is still among us & I hope he is blessed with a long life. Stay strong Nishi. Praying ??????
— Renuka Shahane (@renukash) August 17, 2020
He was unwell and admitted to a hospital on July 31. On August 12, the medical facility had said that Kamat was hospitalized for jaundice and abdominal distention, and was later diagnosed with chronic liver disease. The hospital had described his condition as “critical but stable”. The 50-year-old filmmaker had battled liver cirrhosis in the past, which was said to have relapsed again.
Nishikant made his directorial debut with Dombivali Fast which went on to win a National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Marathi in 2006. His Bollywood debut was 2008’s Mumbai Meri Jaan, starring Irrfan and R Madhavan was highly acclaimed by the audience and critics. His biggest hit was Ajay Devgn-Tabu starrer Drishyam, which was a remake of the Malayalam movie of the same name.
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