UPSC no. 2 Aamir Khan loses top rank to Tina Dabi, wins her heart

Athar Aamir-ul-Shafi Khan, who ranked second in UPSC, floored Tina Dabi with his wit and charm.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 23, 2016 12:03 pm
dabi2 Athar Aamir-ul-Shafi Khan, who ranked second in UPSC, floored Tina Dabi with his wit and charm. (Source: Tina Dabi/Facebook)

Uske liye pehli nazar mein pyaar ho gaya (For him, it was love at first sight),” says 2015 UPSC topper Tina Dabi. They met in the morning at a felicitation ceremony in North Block’s DoPT office and, by evening, he was knocking at her door. Athar Aamir-ul-Shafi Khan, who ranked second in UPSC, floored Dabi with his wit and charm. “I thank Aamir every day for his perseverance. He is a wonderful person,” Dabi tells TOI.

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The story of Khan, a Kashmiri from a small village, and Dabi, a Delhi girl born in a Dalit family, highlights how the country’s complex social structure is witnessing a sea of change. Dabi says they would be tying the knot very soon. The couple has been quite open about their relationship, with Dabi sharing pictures of their time together in Netherlands and when with friends.

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The pictures, which Dabi made public on Facebook, have invited criticism from certain quarters with most questioning her choice of partner. “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,” she says.

Dabi says their parents have accepted their relationship and were happy about her choice. “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 in 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.),'” Dabi says.

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Dabi is currently undergoing IAS training at the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy for Administration in Mussoorie. Read our special story on Dabi, here.

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First Published on: November 23, 2016 10:21 am
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    Mewat ki
    Mar 28, 2017 at 2:49 pm
    Love Jihad works in many interesting ways! The above story is an example, and Dabi will now be an inspiration for many Non Muslim girls to look for Kashmiri Mullah as "boyfriend" and hook up with them!lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Muslim guy gets "floored" by Non Muslim girl, makes her feel top of the world and she is completely starry e! Same usual nonsense!lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Fast forward into the future she only wakes up from her slumber after she is mother of more than 11 kids, malnourished in burqa and dumped for a Non Muslim woman younger than her!lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;The way this Dabi female is advertising her "love with the Kashmiri Muslim" is like as if she won a billion dollar jackpot!lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Anyway its her personal life is she wants to mess up its her choice!
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      indian
      Nov 23, 2016 at 5:06 am
      Good for them.
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        Salah Ad
        Nov 23, 2016 at 6:24 am
        And yes Mr Proud Bhakt,lt;br/gt;Go home and Study The Vedas, you will come to light.....
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          Raghuram
          Nov 23, 2016 at 2:15 pm
          Befikre second teaser
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            Maninder Kaur
            Nov 23, 2016 at 2:21 pm
            Oh wah! Really very happy to know about my favourite stars relationship...congratulations to you both...God bless you both a lovely life together. And for all those who criticise...please remember God is one and not outside in the world, God is in our inner...if God is one then there is not any issue of inter-caste or inter-religion relationship. Love to see them together...
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              Lovely
              Nov 23, 2016 at 9:49 am
              After marriage what will be her ideny?Hope for the best
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                Munzir Baig
                Nov 23, 2016 at 9:56 am
                Any comments on kumarila. No, why the reason is clear you can only point out fingers at others but you are not aware there are many issues within your own self.
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                  ND
                  Nov 23, 2016 at 9:51 am
                  U b****rd,son of a b******h, think about ur sis's enjoyment.U traitor mullah, go to Pak and do this service there as u r a headless pig.
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                    Sumit tiwari
                    Nov 23, 2016 at 3:50 pm
                    Dear well done...Now you are making good example in society...jee lo jindagi ko...you did alot...
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                      Pritamspeak1
                      Nov 24, 2016 at 5:10 am
                      Love is overwhelming...lt;br/gt;Beyond the boundaries of caste and creed...
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                        Shiv
                        Nov 24, 2016 at 3:29 am
                        Best of luck in life, may u succeed in your endeavour for national service
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                          A
                          Nov 23, 2016 at 8:08 am
                          shame...
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                            A
                            Nov 23, 2016 at 8:14 am
                            upsc topper on government expenses pre-,honeymoon pics in Netherlands...posted on facebook on a public platform...is a shame..where is the civil servants code of conduct 1968....its a shame for the nation....
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                              Abhimanyu Abhi
                              Nov 23, 2016 at 12:36 pm
                              Dont u even know what Civil Services is???? she had achieved a thing that u even cant dream about....!!!!
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                                Abhimanyu Abhi
                                Nov 23, 2016 at 12:43 pm
                                If she is a dalit and faced discrimination in the society, then there is no wrong in enjoying the reservation which the consution provides to them.....
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                                  Abhimanyu Abhi
                                  Nov 23, 2016 at 12:35 pm
                                  first kill ur ego this upper caste stupid mentality....it is bcoz of u people that the people of backward cles are still illtreated....hence reservation is provided to them u moron....first abolish this caste system then reservation will vanish automatically....
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                                    Abhivadan Vashisht
                                    Nov 23, 2016 at 5:54 am
                                    Another example of Love Jihad ..now the guy will get to jannat after he dies, according to Islam..a goal acompalished for him
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                                      ANONYMUS BIHARI
                                      Nov 23, 2016 at 7:54 am
                                      Nailed it bro...who are we to look inside others life even if they are IAS
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                                        Vidhu
                                        Nov 23, 2016 at 9:32 am
                                        If this publicity seeking couple does not want comments, which may be adverse sometimes, better they would have kept it private.
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                                          abdul
                                          Nov 23, 2016 at 7:32 am
                                          kya apne padha likha gadha dekha hai?
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                                            Asif
                                            Nov 23, 2016 at 5:33 am
                                            My first comment
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