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UPSC 2015 topper Tina Dabi to tie the knot with 2nd rank holder Athar Amir Khan

Athar Amir-ul-Shafi Khan, a Kashmiri youth, lost the opportunity to top the prestigious Indian Civil Services exam by a few point to Delhi’s Tina Dabi. He has, however, floored the Delhi girl with his “wit and charm” and the two are due to tie the knot quite soon.

According to a report in The Times of India, Dabi says the duo will announce their engagement soon. The duo first met at the department of personnel and training (DoPT) office in North Block for a felicitation function in May. For Aamir, it was love at first sight, as Dabi tells the newspaper “Uske liye pehli nazar mein pyaar ho gaya”, she however, only said yes by August. Dabi, however, “Thanks him for his perseverance every day. He is a wonderful person,” she says.

Dabi, who is born in a Dalit family, quickly came into the public eye after her success, and Amir, a Kashmiri, who stood second in the UPSC exam became a role model to many. However, it is the love story of the duo, that is truly significant as it defies the set cultural norms that still continue to chain the Indian society.

Dabi is quite vocal about her relationship with Amir, sharing their pictures on social media. And the posts fetch a slew of blessings and best wishes to the new couple, as social media is taken by a flurry by their love story.

However, that does not stop a select few from issuing unsolicited advice and being critical on Dabi’s choice of partner, mainly because of his religion. A few stray comments on her timeline come as a sharp reminder of the bigotry and religious prejudices raft in our society. A social media user cautions her of Muslim personal law and advises her to be vary of triple talaq, while another user called it ‘love jihad’.

Dabi, however, is happy for all the love she receives on social media. Though, she admits that some of the messages and comments disturb her sometimes, but she says that its only a 5 percent minority that will pass negative comments. According to The Indian ExpressDabi says that both the families have agreed for the match, and the duo will tie the knot soon.

First Published On : Nov 23, 2016 17:59 IST

Jammu & Kashmir CM Mehbooba Mufti terms UPSC topper Athar Khan as ‘role model’ for youth

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday termed Athar Amir-ul-Shafi Khan, who stood second in the prestigious 2015 civil services examination, as “role model” for many youngsters.Mehbooba on Saturday met Athar, the 23-year-old man who brought laurels to the state by securing second position in the civil services examination, results of which were announced by UPSC recently. Congratulating Athar on his feat, the Chief Minister said his performance would inspire a whole lot of youngsters towards the coveted UPSC civil services and other allied competitive exams, both at the national and state levels.<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>”They look up to you and Shah Faisal as role models, who have practically demonstrated how thirst for excellence can be quenched by hard-work, perseverance and belief in ones ability,” the Chief Minister told Athar. She also applauded his proud parents for supporting him in his endeavour to achieve success.This is the second time when the young man from Devipora, Mattan in south Kashmir s Anantnag district cracked the civil services exam. Last year, Athar had qualified the civil services exam and was allotted Indian Railway Service.On his future responsibilities as an IAS officer, the Chief Minister expressed hope Athar would serve people by delivering justice in a fair and transparent manner.”You should be prompt in understanding and addressing the problems people face on a day-to-day basis,” she added.