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UPSC Topper Tina Dabi To Marry 2nd Rank Holder Athar Aamir-ul-Shafi Khan

When 22-year-old Tina Dabi topped the Union Public Service Commission’s (UPSC) Civil Services Exam in May this year, the Delhi girl’s open and easy demeanour won many hearts.
Dabi’s storybook personal journey continues, and in a move that is sure to delight all sarkari hearts, she is set to marry the Civil Services Exam second rank holder, Athar Aamir-ul-Shafi Khan, according to a report in The Times of India.

Dabi and Khan, whose love story began at the not-so-romantic Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) office in North Block, New Delhi, started dating soon after they met each other in May.
While it was love at first sight for Khan, Dabi was charmed by his perseverance a few months later.

But the toppers, who have been quite open and easy about their relationship on social media have also been facing negative comments and backlash from people who are ‘scandalised’ by their relationship.
Dabi is a Hindu who belongs to the Dalit caste, and Khan is a Muslim.
Reacting to the negative comments, Dabi told TOI:
“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 or caste.”
Dabi and Khan, who have not set up a date for their wedding yet, are currently planning an engagement party.