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

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

New Delhi: 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.