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Dr Kafeel Khan Wiki, Age, Family, Career, Biography, Controversy & Facts

Kafeel Khan is a noted doctor and a lecturer of India. He works at the Department of Pediatrics of BRD College of Gorakhpur. His name came to news headlines after delivering a speech against CAA (Citizenship Amendment Act) at JMU and Gorakhpur Hospital Incident.

Dr. Kafeel Khan

Dr Kafeel Khan Age 

A suspended doctor Kafeel Khan was born on 29 September 1982 (age 38 years as in 2020). She belongs to the family of Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, India.

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Dr Kafeel Khan is a doctor by profession and has earned a degree of MBBS & MD. He belongs to the middle-class family of Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, India. He did his schooling from M.G Inter College of Gorakhpur. Next, he got higher education from Manipal Academy of Higher Education. Kafeel Khan did graduation in MBBS from the Kasturba Medical College, Karnataka, India. Next, he did postgraduate level courses in the field of paediatrics from the University of Manipal.

Family, Caste & Religion

Dr Kafeel Khan belongs to the modern and well-educated family of UP, India. His father’s name is Shakeel Ahmed and is a businessman by profession. His mother is home-maker. He is raised by his caring parents along with three siblings.

Dr Kafeel Khan has an elder brother Adil Khan and his younger brother’s name is Kashif Jameel. He has one sister whose name is not known.

Dr. Kafeel Khan follows Hinduism and holds Indian nationality. In addition, he is Muslim by caste. He spent most of his childhood with family in Gorakhpur and then travelled to the different parts of India.

Marriage, Wife & Children

Dr Kafeel Khan got married on 4th April 2015 and her wife’s name is Dr Shabista Khan. Dr Shabista is has a degree of Dentist. The couple is blessed with two children.

Dr Kafeel Khan Wife
Dr Kafeel Khan Wife

Body Appearance

Height (approx): 5′ 8″ Feet Inches

Weight (approx): 70 Kg

Eye Colour: Black

Hair Colour: Black

Tattoo: None


After earning a degree of doctorate, Dr Kafeel Khan started practising as an assistant professor in SIIMS, Gangtok, Sikkim. In 2016, He got permanent service at his hometown Gorakhpur, UP, India.

He was the lecturer of the department Paediatrics in Baba Raghav Das Medical College (BRD). Apart from a job in college, he also owns a private nursing home titled “Medispring Children Hospital” at Azad Chowk, Gorakh Pur.

He is also an author of the Manipal Manual of Clinical Pediatric for MBBS students. he also arranges free medical camps for the needy people around his districts and also distributes medicines free of costs.

Kafeel Khan


Gorakhpur Hospital Incident

Dr Kafeel Khan’s name came into news headline after the “Gorakhpur Hospital Incident.” During his service on 10th August 2017 at medical college, 60 children died due to the shortage of oxygen supply.

According to media reports, Kafeel made all his efforts to save the lives of children by arranging cylinders his own. He became a hero overnight and got praised by people for his effort to save lives.

But after an investigation on the incident, the UP government has refused all the efforts and stated the supply cut off oxygen happened in a hospital due to pending bills. They also added, it was his responsibilities but he was not there and was practising at his private clinic at hometown.

FIR got registered on him and he got suspended from his job as a lecturer at BRD college. On 2nd September, he got arrested by the police and the court has issued a non-bailable warrant against him.

Later the year, Indian Medical Association along with doctors and activist came into a defence of him and requested a justice for him. After a long inquiry, he got released from the punishment as no evidence found against him.

Dr Kafeel Release Protest
Dr Kafeel Release Protest
Dr Kafeel Release

Later in many interviews, Dr Kafeel Khan stated that he got made a scapegoat the government of Yogi Adityanath. He also called the incident a “Man-Made Massacre.”

Anti-CAA Protest at AMU

After the government has released a CAA Act, there were many protests happened across the country. Dr Kafeel Khan also became a part of it and delivered a hate speech at Aligarh Muslim University against CAA on 12th December 2019.

Dr Kafeel Khan Speech
Dr Kafeel Khan Speech

Next in January, UP Task Force arrested Dr Kafeel Khan from the Mumbai for his participation and delivering a speech at anti-CAA protest of AMU. Also, he got charged for promoting enmity between different religions.

On 1st February 2020, he sent to the Aligarh jail and then moved to Mathura Jail. Again, some activist demanded the release of Kafeel Khan on social media Later, he got bail from CJM court but wasn’t released for three days.

Facts of Dr Kafeel Khan

Does Kafeel Khan smoke?: No

Does Kafeel Khan drinks alcohol?: Not Known

His major hobbies are traveling, speaking on stage and reading.

Before both the controversial incident, he was also accused for the rape case.

After Kafeel’s release from jail, his brother got attacked by strangers and somehow he survived the attack.

He loves to spend time with his family and travels along with them.

Her wife Dr Shabista Khan often shares a short speech videos on the official page of husband Dr. Kafeel Khan. She runs a private clinic in Gorakhpur.

In 2019, He also claimed that people had stopped doing business with his brothers because of Yogi Adityanath’s afraid.

He received an Award in the field of Health/Humanity by Human Rights Counsel at Global Peace Summit 2020, Mumbai.

Dr Kafeel Khan is a very popular personality on social media like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. He has millions of followers on the internet and on the official Facebook page.

He regularly updates his social handles and shares messages to his followers. His official Instagram is “drkafeelkhan.”

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