Pengarah dan aktor Bollywood, Nishikant Kamat, yang pernah mengarah filem "Madaari" disahkan meninggal dunia pada Isnin di Hospital AIG, Hyderabad, selepas menderita sirosis hati selama dua tahun.
Difahamkan Nishikant telah dikejarkan ke hospital pada 31 Julai lalu selepas mengadu mengalami demam panas dan keletihan yang berpanjangan.
Walau bagaimanapun, kadar kesihatannya semakin menyusut sejak 16 Ogos, di mana dia mengalami sesak nafas dan tekanan rendah sehingga menyebabkan organ-organ dalamannya gagal berfungsi.
Sehubungan dengan itu, selebriti-selebriti Bollywood seperti Abhishek Bachchan, Ajay Devgn, Rajkummar Rao, John Abraham, Farhan Akhtar dan pembikin filem Ashutosh Gowariker tampil memberi penghormatan terakhir di laman Twitter masing-masing.
Rest in peace dear Nishi. Our plans remain unfinished.... my thoughts and prayer to him and his family. ????- Abhishek Bachchan (@juniorbachchan) August 17, 2020
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.- Ajay Devgn (@ajaydevgn) August 17, 2020
RIP Nishikant ??
Rest in peace dear #NishikantKamath sir. My deepest condolences to his family & loved ones. ????- Rajkummar Rao (@RajkummarRao) August 17, 2020
Saddened to learn that #NishikantKamat has passed away. He had so many stories still to share with us. Deepest condolences to his family. RIP.- Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) August 17, 2020
You've gone too soon, Nishikant!- Ashutosh Gowariker (@AshGowariker) August 17, 2020
There were still so many stories that needed to be told!
You will be remembered through your creations!
Especially #MumbaiMeriJaan which is sheer brilliance!
Your CINEMA will be missed!
Condolences to the family! ?? pic.twitter.com/D1XebTBAZS
Really sad to hear about the passing of #NishikantKamat sir. Another loss to the Indian film industry. May God give strength to his family during this difficult time.- Sidharth Malhotra (@SidMalhotra) August 17, 2020
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 ?? pic.twitter.com/b5RlUSeDBo- Randeep Hooda (@RandeepHooda) August 17, 2020
Untuk rekod, Nishikant yang berusia 50 tahun, membuat debut sebagai aktor dalam filem "Hava Aney Dey" (2004), dan bergelar pengarah buat kali pertama menerusi filem Marathi, "Dombivali Fast" (2005).
Filem "Dombivali Fast" berjaya menjadi filem terbesar tahun 2005, serta melayakkan Nishikant merangkul trofi Pengarah Terbaik di Festival Filem Pertama Asia 2006 dan anugerah berprestij lain seperti Filem Marathi Terbaik di Festival Filem Antarabangsa Pune 2006 dan Anugerah Filem Nasional 2006.
(Sumber foto: The Indian Express)