In a rare gesture, actor Paresh Rawal has now apologised to doctor Kafeel Khan, who was previously accused in the Baba Raghav Das Medical College tragedy which led to the death of more than 60 children due to lack of oxygen supply in August 2017 in Uttar Pradesh’s Gorakhpur.

Kafeel Khan was subsequently suspended and also arrested for alleged negligence and corruption that led to the tragedy. However, he was recently absolved of the charges in a departmental inquiry.

Rawal has apologised for his derogatory tweet, made two years ago. The actor took to his official Twitter handle and called Kafeel a “hero in the eyes of the ever termite clan”(sic).

On Wednesday, Paresh Rawal apologised to him and said,”There is no shame in apologising when one is wrong…I apologise to Dr Kafeel Khan (sic).”

Earlier, on Tuesday, Kafeel Khan had demanded an apology from Paresh Rawal. He wrote, “You have not just called me a termite but all Indians termites. This was unexpected of you as we are fans of yours. I demand an apology from you (sic).”

The inquiry report in the oxygen supply incident submitted to the medical education department in April this year did not find Kafeel Khan guilty of medical negligence and corruption. It also said that he was not in-charge of the encephalitis ward where the tragedy had struck.