Actor Abhishek Bachchan expressed his grief and shared, “Rest in peace dear Nishi. Our plans remain unfinished…. my thoughts and prayer to him and his family. 🙏🏽”
Rest in peace dear Nishi. Our plans remain unfinished…. my thoughts and prayer to him and his family.
— Abhishek Bachchan (@juniorbachchan) 1597678011000
Filmmaker Ashutosh Gowariker took to Twitter to bid adieu to his fellow filmmaker and to extend condolences to his family.
“You’ve gone too soon, Nishikant! There were still so many stories that needed to be told,” the ‘Jodha Akbar’ director tweeted.
“You will be remembered through your creations! Especially #MumbaiMeriJaan which is sheer brilliance! Your CINEMA will be missed! Farewell #NishikantKamat Condolences to the family,” he added.
You’ve gone too soon, Nishikant! There were still so many stories that needed to be told! You will be remembered… https://t.co/zC5sqPHlAf
— Ashutosh Gowariker (@AshGowariker) 1597666642000
Actor Harsh Varrdhan Kapoor mourned Kamat’s demise by remembering the moments he had spent working with him in the action film ‘Bhavesh Joshi Superhero’ in which, the filmmaker had played a supporting role.
“Very sad at the passing of Nishikant Kamat … had some good times shooting for #bhaveshjoshisuperhero and he was a joy to be around. RIP sir,” tweeted Kapoor.
Very sad at the passing of nishikant Kamat … had some good times shooting for #bhaveshjoshisuperhero and he was a… https://t.co/IkgJzz6Lib
— Harsh Varrdhan Kapoor (@HarshKapoor_) 1597667673000
Ajay Devgn wrote, “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.
My equation with Nishikant was not just about Drishyam, a film which he directed with Tabu and me. It was an associ… https://t.co/aph4wSGU47
— Ajay Devgn (@ajaydevgn) 1597663836000
Actor Rajkummar Rao also took to Twitter and said, “Rest in peace dear #NishikantKamath sir. My deepest condolences to his family & loved ones.”
Rest in peace dear #NishikantKamath sir. My deepest condolences to his family & loved ones.
— Rajkummar Rao (@RajkummarRao) 1597669410000
John Abraham who has worked with the late filmmaker in his action directorial ‘Force’ posted two pictures with him on Twitter and said, “Will not get over this …. Rest In Peace #NishikantKamat.”
Will not get over this …. Rest In Peace #NishikantKamat https://t.co/7uZcaJIOFO
— John Abraham (@TheJohnAbraham) 1597672453000
“Saddened to learn that #NishikantKamat has passed away. He had so many stories still to share with us. Deepest condolences to his family. RIP,” tweeted actor-director Farhan Akhtar.
Saddened to learn that #NishikantKamat has passed away. He had so many stories still to share with us. Deepest cond… https://t.co/a8LqjUVzJ4
— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) 1597673226000
Here’s what others posted:
Nishikant Kamath #RIP
— Neha Dhupia (@NehaDhupia) 1597680522000
Really sad to hear about the passing of #NishikantKamat sir. Another loss to the Indian film industry. May God give… https://t.co/p0PwbPAzub
— Sidharth Malhotra (@SidMalhotra) 1597680648000
A sad day, loss of a Vocalist par excellence, a true culture icon #PanditJasraj Ji & a super talented friend, Actor… https://t.co/qNqSxuaxeI
— Nawazuddin Siddiqui (@Nawazuddin_S) 1597679638000
I will miss you my friend. #NishikantKamat Rest In Peace. https://t.co/cqEeLbKJPM
— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) 1597662512000
Farewell Nishi!! You lived and died by what you decided you loved more than anything else .. I’m sure you had no re… https://t.co/0xDhY3Irqv
— Randeep Hooda (@RandeepHooda) 1597662994000
More than a director, you were a mentor and a friend to me. Rest in peace #NishikantKamat sir. You will always be m… https://t.co/rsgrTo6Q3v
— Sharad Kelkar (@SharadK7) 1597664479000
Kamat, who was undergoing treatment for chronic liver disease in a Hyderabad hospital, breathed his last on Monday. He was 50.
He was admitted to AIG Hospitals on July 31, 2020, with complaints of fever and excessive fatigue. It was diagnosed that he was suffering from liver cirrhosis for the past two years, as per the hospital authorities.
Kamat is known for directing Bollywood films like the Ajay Devgn-Tabu starrer ‘Drishyam’, Irrfan Khan-starrer ‘Madaari’. He has also directed John Abraham-starters ‘Force’ and ‘Rocky Handsome’ among others.
He is also known for debut directorial Marathi films like ‘Dombivali Fast’ and ‘Lai Bhaari’. As an actor, he was featured in the Marathi film ‘Saatchya Aat Gharat’ and his 2016 directorial ‘Rocky Handsome’.