IAS in Love: Rahul Gandhi congratulates the Kashmir couple



Congress president Rahul Gandhi has tweeted wishes for IAS lovebirds, Tina Dabi and Athar Aamir-ul-Shafi, who recently got married at a ceremony in Pahalgam.

IAS officer Athar Khan with his wife Tina Dabi. Pic: Instagram

Taking to microblogging site Twitter, Rahul Gandhi said, “May your love grow from strength to strength”.

He tweeted, “Congratulations Tina Dabi & Athar Amir-ul-Shafi, IAS toppers, the batch of 2015, on your wedding! May your love grow from strength to strength and may you be an inspiration to all Indians in this age of growing intolerance and communal hatred. God bless you.”

Dabi and Athar Amir-ul-Shafi got married in Pahalgam club at famous tourist resort of South Kashmir, which is barely 30 kilometres from Athar’s House.

Khan is a resident of south Kashmir village of Devipora in Mattan and Dabi is from Delhi. Khan is a Muslim and Dabi is a Dalit.


After they concluded their training and they announced their future plans of living life together, the two decided against serving either J&K or Delhi. Both of were given Rajasthan cadre.

Their love story has been much talked about since May 2015, when they met at the department of personnel and training office in the national capital. Khan and Tina were UPSC toppers of their batch of 2015.

A mobile video, reportedly shot at the wedding, showed Khan dressed in a traditional golden sherwani while Tina is in a red lehenga.


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