The notable Bollywood director Nishikant Kamat breathed his last today morning in Hyderabad. Best known for directing films like Drishyam and Madaari, Nishikant Kamat was suffering from chronic liver disease from the past few months and was undergoing treatment for the same. The director got admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) on Wednesday after his condition got aggravated.
Besides the late-stage of liver cirrhosis, Kamat was also battling secondary infections for which he was getting treated under the supervision of senior doctors. Mukesh Chhabra, the director of "Dil Bechara" confirmed the news of Nishikant’s demise through the Instagram story. The filmmaker gave words to his grief and wrote - RIP #NishikantKamat Sir.
Nishikant Kamat made his directorial debut with Marathi film "Dombivali Fast" which went on to become the biggest Marathi film of the year 2005. However, his first Bollywood project as a director was "Mumbai Meri Jaan" starring Irrfan Khan, Kay Kay Menon, and R Madhavan
. This movie was based on the 2006 train bombings that took place in Mumbai.
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Nishikant Kamat stood in the spotlight and helmed many Bollywood projects after directing Hindi remake of Malayalam film Drishyam which concluded as his biggest hit of the career.