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2015 IAS toppers Tina Dabi and Athar Aamir-ul-Shafi marry in Pahalgam

Tina Dabi, who was an IAS topper in 2015, had met Athar Aamir-ul-Shafi Khan, who stood second in the exam, in Delhi at the 2016 felicitation ceremony. The two fell in love at first sight.

india Updated: Apr 09, 2018 15:29 IST
HT Correspondent, Srinagar
IAS topper,IAS 2015 topper,Tina Dabi
Delhi’s 2015 topper Tina Dabi tied the knot with Athar Amir-ul-Shafi in Anantnag district in Jammu and Kashmir. (Instagram)

Tina Dabi and Athar Aamir-ul-Shafi Khan who finished first and second respectively in the 2015 UPSC examination and are IAS officers now, got married in a private ceremony at a resort in Pahalgam in Kashmir on Saturday.

Details of the wedding ceremony are sketchy, but photographs of the couple in their wedding attires are doing the rounds on social media.

People in the know said the wedding took place on Saturday night at the Pahalgam Club in the tourist resort. On Sunday, the newly-married couple and their relatives and friends drove to Khan’s native village in Mattan.

Dabi (24), the first ever Dalit woman to top the UPSC examinations, and Khan (25), a Muslim from restive south Kashmir, were both allocated the Rajasthan cadre of the IAS.

The couple, after reportedly falling in love during their training at the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy for Administration in Mussoorie, had announced their wedding plans in November 2017.

Dabi had told the press that she fell in love with Khan “at first sight”.

Both Dabi’s parents are in the Indian Engineering Services while Khan is the son of a school teacher from Anantnag district in Kashmir. Dabi is a graduate in political science from the Delhi’s Lady Shri Ram College while Khan is a BTech from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Mandi, Himachal Pradesh.

At Jasmeet and Artika's wedding in Delhi.

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First Published: Apr 09, 2018 14:02 IST