Lucknow, 15 May-2014, PTI: Veteran Congress leader N D Tiwari has married Ujjawala Sharma, mother of his biological son Rohit Shekhar with whom he was involved in a six-year-old legal battle.
“Tiwariji married Ujjawala Sharma yesterday at his Mall Avenue residence”, a staff member of 89-year-old Tiwari said.
Ms. Sharma said the marriage was conducted in a traditional way.
“He wanted to give social sanctity to our relationship, which was very old and we have a 35-year-old son. We will complete legal formalities after which we will invite all”, she told reporters.
Mr. Tiwari, the former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, was involved in a lengthy legal battle with Ms. Sharma (67) a retired teacher, to accept Mr. Shekhar as his biological son.
Ms. Sharma had earlier this month staged a protest outside Mr. Tiwari’s residence. Later, she was allowed entry in Mr. Tiwari’s house here and had been staying with him since then.
The Delhi High Court had on April 22 held that Mr. Tiwari was the biological father of Mr. Shekhar. Ahead of the court verdict, Mr. Tiwari had accepted that Mr. Shekhar was his son.
Mr. Shekhar had in 2007 filed the paternity suit claiming the veteran Congress leader and Ms. Sharma be declared as his biological parents.
Besides serving as chief minister of UP thrice and Uttarakhand once, Mr. Tiwari served as Governor of Andhra Pradesh between 2007 to 2009, when his name figured in a sex scandal and he had to resign.