IAS topper Tina Dabi and Athar Aamir-ul-Shafi Khan get married in J&K’s Pahalgam (Watch Video)


Tina Dabi, the Union Public Service Commission exam topper, and Jammu and Kashmir’s Athar Aamir Ul Shafi Khan have finally tied the knot. While Tina had topped the 2015 civil services examination, Khan had secured the second position.

The couple solemnized their relationship in one of Jammu and Kashmir’s most famous tourist destinations – Pahalgam – on Saturday. After the culmination of the wedding ceremony, the couple, along with guests, visited Devepora Mattan, the ancestral village of Khan in south Kashmir’s Anantnag.

The IAS couple has chosen picturesque Pahalgam in Jammu and Kashmir for its destination wedding.

While Dabi is from Delhi, Khan is from Jammu and Kashmir.

Soon after the topping the prestigious UPSC exams, Dabi was hailed as the epitome of gender equality.

Topping the list in her first attempt, Dabi graduated from the Lady Shri Ram College of Delhi University.

Dabi has been followed by Athar Aamir Ul Shafi Khan of Anantnag district.

During her interaction with the media, Dabi had said that ‘hard work, patience, focus, discipline and family support’ worked in her favour.

The beginning of the love story

But it was the love story between Dabi and Khan that made the two a dream couple.

Many said that though Khan lost out to Dabi in the UOSC race, but at the end, he won her heart.

‘Uske liye pehli nazar mein pyaar ho gaya (For him, it was love at first sight),’ Dabi had said about Khan soon after they announced their marriage plans.

The two met during the 2016 felicitation ceremony in North Block’s DoPT office and by the evening he was knocking at her door.

Dabi had said that she was floored by his wit and charm, and added: “I thank Aamir every day for his perseverance. He is a wonderful person. We would be tying the knot very soon.”

However, the couple also faced some criticism from those who thought that they shouldn’t get married as they both belong to different religion.

‘I must admit that I get very disturbed when I read stuff about us. We have stopped googling our names and reading news about ourselves. I think it is a small price to pay for being in the public eye,’ Dabi had said during a media interaction in 2016.

But the latest photos uploaded by Dabi on her Facebook page shows that ‘love conquers all.’


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