Nishikant Kamat died in a Hyderabad hospital at the age of 50. He was reportedly suffering from chronic liver disease. The filmmaker was taken to AIG Hospitals Hyderabad on July 31, where he was treated for jaundice and abdominal distention.
Ajay Devgn, the star of Nishikant Kamat’s film 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.”
Soha Ali Khan, who worked with the late filmmaker in Mumbai Meri Jaan, wrote: “Deeply shocked and saddened to hear about the untimely demise of Nishikant Kamat. I worked with him 12 years ago in his first Hindi film Mumbai Meri Jaan and it was an experience I will always value. My most heartfelt condolences to his family and loved ones. May he be at peace.”
Riteish Deshmukh also starred in his film Lai Bhaari, shared a throwback picture and he wrote: “I will miss you my friend. Nishikant Kamat. Rest in peace.”
Genelia D’Souza, the lead actress of Nishikant Kamat’s 2011 film Force, wrote “You were one of a kind…I found a life coach in you. I live by so much that we discussed and I live with knowing you were such an amazing soul and I’m just so glad our paths crossed. I will miss you, dear Nishi. RIP.”
John Abraham, directed by Kamat in films like Force and Rocky Handsome, tweeted: “Will not get over this… rest in peace.”