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Shunning inter-faith taboos, 2015 IAS topper Tina Dabi marries No 2 ranked Athar Shafi in Kashmir| See photos, video

The 2015 UPSC exam results shot topper Tina Dabi to fame as she became the first Dalit woman to top the highly-competitive exam. Not only did Dabi top the exam, she did so in her first attempt itself.

Reported by: India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: April 10, 2018 16:02 IST ]
2015 IAS topper Tina Dabi marries man who ranked No. 2

2015 IAS topper Tina Dabi marries man who ranked No. 2

Shunning inter-faith taboos, 24-year-old IAS officer Tina Dabi who topped the civil services exam three years ago tied the knot with the man from Kashmir who stood second in the same examination on Saturday.

The couple had earlier faced flak on account of a Dalit woman marrying a Kashmiri man.

Dabi and Athar Amir-ul-Shafi solemnised their relationship at Pahalgam Club in south Kashmir. 

The event was a low-key affair. Family and friends of the genius couple attended the wedding that took place at the picturesque tourist resort, which is barely 30 kilometres from Athar’s House.

Dabi shot into limelight after she became the first ever Dalit girl to top the UPSC examination. 

She passed the tough exams in her first attempt itself, securing just little over 52 per cent marks. Athar cleared the exams and ranked second in his second attempt.

Dabi, a graduate of Delhi’s Lady Shri Ram college, was born in Bhopal and did her schooling from Carmel Convent School. Her mother is a former Indian Engineering Service (IES) officer and her father Jaswant is a serving IES officer. 

Earlier in 2016, rumours had it that the two are soon going to get married as Dabi openly talked about her relationship with Athar, who happens to be a Kashmiri Muslim. 

Khan completed his Class 11 and 12 from Srinagar's Tyndale Biscoe School. Even though he made it to the IIT, he did not join as he was offered a B-Tech course when he wanted to pursue another branch of engineering.

"This also acted as a catalyst for me to appear for the civil services and I qualified last year," he had said in an interview in 2016. 

India Tv - Athar was wearing a golden sherwani while Tina was dressed in red.

Athar was wearing a golden sherwani while Tina was dressed in red.

India Tv - Tina Dabi openly talked about her relationship with Athar, who happens to be a Kashmiri Muslim. 

Tina Dabi openly talked about her relationship with Athar, who happens to be a Kashmiri Muslim. 

India Tv - Dabi shot into limelight after she became the first ever Dalit girl to top the UPSC examination.  

Dabi shot into limelight after she became the first ever Dalit girl to top the UPSC examination.

 

India Tv - Dabi and Athar Amir-ul-Shafi solemnised their relationship at Pahalgam Club in south Kashmir.   

Dabi and Athar Amir-ul-Shafi solemnised their relationship at Pahalgam Club in south Kashmir. 

 

India Tv - The event was a low-key affair. Family and friends of the genius couple attended the wedding that took place at the picturesque tourist resort, which is barely 30 kilometres from Athar’s House.  

The event was a low-key affair. Family and friends of the genius couple attended the wedding that took place at the picturesque tourist resort, which is barely 30 kilometres from Athar’s House.

 

India Tv - It was love at first sight for the two IAS lovebirds. They had met at the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) office in Delhi during the 2016 felicitation ceremony.   

It was love at first sight for the two IAS lovebirds. They had met at the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) office in Delhi during the 2016 felicitation ceremony. 

 

India Tv - Even though the couple came under criticism in view of their different religious backgrounds, they seemed undeterred by the distractions.  

Even though the couple came under criticism in view of their different religious backgrounds, they seemed undeterred by the distractions.

 

 

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