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Indian actor, filmmaker Nishikant Kamat passes away due to liver cirrhosis

Nishikant Kamat was 50, and passed away in Hyderabad on August 17, 2020. Several friends and colleagues who have worked and admired Kamat's work shared their condolences on social media.

Indian actor, filmmaker Nishikant Kamat passes away due to liver cirrhosis
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Earlier on Monday, August 17, 2020, news about Indian actor and filmmaker Nishikant Kamat's demise was being circulated on social media. Later, reports confirmed that his condition was very critical and several Bollywood celebrities shared the correct information, after speaking to their sources. However, Kamat, unfortunately, passed away later in the day. He was 50, and was suffering from a chronic liver ailment. 

The hospital released a statement regarding his demise and said, "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 16:24 hrs he succumbed to his illness. "

Several friends and colleagues who have worked and admired Kamat's work shared their condolences on social media. Actor Riteish Deshmukh, who worked with him in Marathi blockbuster, Lai Bhaari, took Twitter with a message, "I will miss you my friend. #NishikantKamat Rest In Peace."

Randeep Hooda shared, "Farewell Nishi!! You lived and died by what you decided you loved more than anything else .. I’m sure you had no regrets about much .. thank you for all the movies, all the fun stories, warmth and smiles #NishikantKamat "

Ritesh Sidhwani wrote, "My thoughts and prayers with the friends and family of #NishikantKamat. This is deeply saddening. May his soul rest in peace."

Kamat was admitted at a hospital in Hyderabad and was undergoing treatment for Liver Cirrhosis. His health was said to be critical over the last few days, however, he was on a ventilator on Monday. Kamat's work was critically acclaimed and he was known for films like Drishyam, Lai Bhaari, Daddy and many others. 

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