Nishikant Kamat, who has helmed films like Ajay Devgn‘s Drishyam, Irrfan Khans Madaari and John Abraham‘s Rocky Handsome, was admitted to the hospital in Hyderabad as he was undergoing treatment for cirrhosis of liver. The doctors had said in a statement that his condition was critical, but he was stable. Earlier today, there was news of him passing away due to a relapse.

While filmmaker Milap Zaveri, actor Riteish Deshmukh and John took to their social media to inform that he is still fighting for his life, news now is that the hospital, AIG Hospital, have themselves released a statement that due to multiple organ failures, he succumbed to his illness at 4:24 PM.

Here is Riteish Deshmukh’s post:

The 50-year-old filmmaker made his debut with the Marathi film, Dombivali Fast, in 2005. It even won him a national award in 2006. His Bollywood debut film was based on the 2006 Mumbai bombings titled Mumbai Meri Jaan. From there on, he went on to direct the Hindi remake of the Malayalam film, Drishyam, starring Ajay Devgn and Tabu.

Not just directing, Nishikant has also acted in films. He has been part of the cast in films like Rocky Handsome, Bhavesh Joshi Superhero, Julie 2 and Daddy. He was also the creative producer for Indian web series’ like The Final Call and Rangbaaz Phir Se.

This surely is a huge loss to the Indian film fraternity. We pray for Nishikant’s soul and send prayers and strength to his family and friends.