Dr Andrew Wakefield, the first person to suggest a link between MMR vaccine and autism was struck off the medical register after the General Medical Council found him guilty of serious professional misconduct.
In 1998, Dr Wakefield's controversial paper in The Lancet finding a purported link between MMR vaccines and increase of autism in kids caused a massive slump in vaccination rates leading to a consequent rise in measles. However the paper was later found to be erroneous.
The GMC had ruled earlier this year that Dr Wakefield acted unethically in the way he conducted his research.
Dr Wakefield, currently based in the US, has called these findings unjust.