He may have lost the top rank of the examination in 2015 but he won her heart. Twenty-two year old IAS topper Tina Dabi will soon tie the knot with Athar Aamir-ul-Shafi Khan who secured second rank in the UPSC exam. Speaking from the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy for Administration in Mussoorie where she is undergoing training, Dabi said the couple was yet to set a wedding date, but the engagement would happen “very soon”.
Tina Dabi said, “We met in the morning and by evening Aamir was at my door. Uske liye pehli nazar mein pyaar ho gaya(For him, it was love at first sight)”, “But I thank Aamir every day for his perseverance. He is a wonderful person.” “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.”
“It’s as if I have committed a crime by falling in love with someone who is not the same religion or caste as me.Things do become offensive. I then wonder if I should be active on social media and confront such stuff. But then I tell myself that I don’t have to prove anything to anyone,” she told a national daily.