Indian politician ND Tiwari marries son's mother

Veteran Congress politician ND Tiwari with Rohit Shekhar after accepting him as his son, at a press conference in New Delhi. In March, ND Tiwari (centre) accepted that Rohit Shekhar (right) was his son and that he had a relationship with his mother Ujjwala Sharma (left)

Related Stories

Senior Indian politician ND Tiwari has married a woman whose son he accepted as his own after a lengthy court battle.

Mr Tiwari married Ujjwala Sharma, 65, at a small ceremony in Lucknow city.

In 2012, DNA tests proved that 33-year-old Rohit Shekhar was the son of Mr Tiwari, a prominent member of the ruling Congress party.

Mr Tiwari had earlier denied claims that he had a relationship with Mr Shekhar's mother.

But in March, he publicly accepted Mr Shekhar as his son.

Media reports said Ms Sharma recently protested outside Mr Tiwari's house in Lucknow demanding that she be allowed to live with him.

"I'm very happy, Mr Tiwari suggested the marriage, it was a low-profile event," Ms Sharma was quoted as saying by the NDTV news channel after the wedding.

Rohit Shekhar had gone to the court in 2008, claiming he was born out of the relationship between Mr Tiwari and his mother.

The politician had dismissed the claim as an attempt to malign his reputation.

Mr Tiwari has been a federal minister in past governments and also the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, India's most populous state.

In 2009, he resigned as the governor of the southern state of Andhra Pradesh after video footage surfaced allegedly showing him in bed with three women.

His office denied the allegation, saying that the video had been doctored.

Mr Tiwari was married but his wife died in 1993. The couple had no children together.

More on This Story

Related Stories

More India stories

RSS

Features & Analysis

  • An ant and a humanAnts v humans

    Do all the world's ants really weigh as much as all the humans?


  • Tattooed person using tabletRogue ink

    People who lost their jobs because of their tattoos


  • Indian coupleSuspicious spouses

    Is your sweetheart playing away? Call Delhi's wedding detective


  • Civilians who had been hiding inside during gun battles manage to flee  from the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya Saturday, 21 September 2013Westgate's questions

    One year on, Kenyans await answers about the mall attack


Elsewhere on the BBC

  • GeoguessrWhere in the world...?

    Think you are a geography expert? Test your knowledge with BBC Travel’s interactive game

Programmes

  • StudentsClick Watch

    Could a new social network help tailor lessons to students’ needs and spot when they fall behind?

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.