Mumbai: The love story of Tina Dabi and Athar Aamir Ul Shafi Khan who topped the 2015 UPSC Civil Services exam bagging 1st and 2nd ranks respectively has finally ended in a destination wedding. According to the reports, the two have tied the knot in a hotel in the picturesque locale of Kashmir's Pahalgam.
The two had hit the headlines in May 2016 when Civil Services 2015 exam results were declared. About a year and half later they were again everywhere in the media when they revealed to the world that they are in love..
Tina Dabi of New Delhi and Athar Aamir Khan of Jammu & Kashmir, who stood 1st and 2nd in the all India UPSC Civil Services 2015 ranking, are in love and they are soon to get 'engaged' and a fairytale like marriage to be followed later, family sources had said back in November 2016.
“We met in the morning, and by evening Aamir was at my door,” Tina Dabi is quoted as saying. “Uske liye pehli nazar mein pyaar ho gaya (For him, it was love at first sight). I thank Aamir every day for his perseverance. He is a wonderful person."
“We would be tying the knot very soon,” Dabi had said then. “We are in love and very happy . But 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."
And if the reports are to be believed, Dabi's "very soon" finally came more than a year later this Sunday when they teid the knot.
Dabi is a Hindu from the Dalit community, the lowest caste in India’s hierarchical structure. Athar Khan belongs to a Muslim family. Most followed IAS officers on social media, Tina and Aamir apparently began dating at the IAS training centre in Mussoorie and have decided to get married.
Earlier, Dabi had said that their parents had accepted their relationship and were happy about her choice. “As any freethinking independent woman I am entitled to certain choices. I am very happy with my choice and so is Aamir. Our parents are happy too. But there will always be those elements, that small minority who will always pass negative comments about dating someone from another religion", she said.
"It is just that 5%. The majority are very happy . You would have seen in my Facebook timeline that most of the comments are encouraging. In fact, I am overwhelmed by the support and congratulatory messages. I thought ‘yeh to achcha hai” (this is good.),’” she added.
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