Shekhar had filed a paternity suit in 2008 seeking to declare Tiwari as his biological father. Tiwari, however, repeatedly denied the claims. Tiwari, a 90-year-old, had sought to settle the matter out-of-court. Shekhar and his mother, however, said they will contest the case.
The Delhi High Court on July 27, 2012, read out a DNA report in the case, according to which Tiwari was shown as Shekhar’s biological father.