Actor-filmmaker Nishikant Kamat on ventilator support, death reports false
He is admitted to the AIG Hospitals in Hyderabad
Actor-filmmaker Nishikant Kamat is alive and on ventilator support, AIG Hospitals in Hyderabad said in a statement. Actor Riteish Deshmukh, who had worked with Nishikant in Lai Bhaari, also tweeted that the director is alive.
“Nishikant kamat is on ventilator support. He is still alive & fighting. Let’s pray for him,” Riteish wrote.
Nishikant kamat is on ventilator support. He is still alive & fighting. Let’s pray for him.— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) August 17, 2020
Nishikant was diagnosed with chronic liver disease and secondary infections last week. He was admitted to the AIG Hospitals in Hyderabad. On Monday noon, it was erroneously reported that the 50-year-old filmmaker had succumbed to his ailments and passed away. Writer-director Milap Zavari had mourned Nishikant’s loss on Twitter, later clarifying that he was still alive and battling life and death.
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
Nishikant has directed Marathi films like Dombivali Fast, Lai Bhaari and Fugay. In Bollywood, he is noted for the films Mumbai Meri Jaan, Force, Drishyam, Madaari and Rocky Handsome. As an actor, Nishikant is known for his roles in Rocky Handsome, Daddy and Bhavesh Joshi Superhero.