Director Nishikant Kamat, best known for his films 'Mumbai Meri Jaan,' 'Drishyam' and 'Madaari,' died on Monday in a Hyderabad hospital. He was 50. Kamat, who was suffering from chronic liver disease and secondary infections, was admitted to AIG hospital in Gachibowli, Hyderabad on July 31. Kamat made his directorial debut with the Marathi film 'Dombivali Fast' in 2005. His Bollywood debut was 2008's 'Mumbai Meri Jaan,' starring Irrfan and R Madhavan. Actor Riteish Deshmukh confirmed the same through a tweet that read, "I will miss you my friend. #NishikantKamat Rest In Peace."

In a statement 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 "critical but stable." On Monday, news of his death spread which was later dispelled by filmmaker Nishikant Kamat and others.  The hospital also issued a health bulletin after his death. The statement reads: "Mr Nishikant Kamat (50 years, Male) was admitted to AIG Hospitals on 31st July, 2020 with complains of fever and excessive fatigue. It was diagnosed that he was suffering from liver cirrhosis for the past two years. 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 hours he succumbed to his illness. Our condolences are with his family, friends and fans."
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