Delhi Updated Apr 09, 2018
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 solemnised 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 couple tied the knot at Pahalgam Club. The duo was allocated the prestigious Indian Administrative Service (IAS) in 2016. Dabi hails from Delhi while Khan is from Jammu and Kashmir.
The couple fell in love when the two had reportedly met at the department of personnel and training office in Delhi for the felicitation function on May 11, 2015. When the news of their relationship had broken out, Dabi had revealed that love between the two “blossomed in a very sarkari set-up”.
They had met at the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) office in North Block for a felicitation function on May 11, 2016.
Here are the wedding pictures and the video of the couple posted on the social media.
“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)”, she had told The Times of India. She confessed her love in August.
“But I thank Aamir every day for his perseverance. He is a wonderful person,” Dabi had said, Unfazed by the criticism she had been facing for being in a relationship with Khan, Dabi had said: “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.”
“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. It is just that 5%.
The majority are very happy. You would have seen on 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.)”
“There have been a lot of comments attributed to me falsely. Then there are comments that are anti-caste, targeting reservations, religion. 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 had said.
Wishing the couple a happy married life!( Times Now )