"I am shocked that ND Tiwari has finally accepted the fact that I am his son, but I am glad," said Rohit.
"I hope nothing bad happens now. I only want my mother to be respected. I also want to spend some time with my father like any other family," he added.
"Tiwariji said he was sad that me and Rohit had to go through this pain and he accepted Rohit as his son," said Ujjwala Sharma, Rohit Shekhar's mother.
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.
The former governor of Andhra Pradesh and chief minister of Uttar Pradesh was dragged to court for the first time in the year 2008 by the 34-year-old young man, alleging him to be his father.