Athar Aamir-ul-Shafi Khan, a young man from Jammu and Kashmir, may have lost the top rank in Union Public Service Commission examination in 2015 to Tina Dabi, but he clearly won her heart and they are up tie the knot soon.
The duo, Kashmiri youth from a small village and Delhi girl born in a Dalit family, first met in a morning at a felicitation ceremony in North Block’s DoPT office in new Delhi, and by evening, Amir was was knocking at Dabi’s door and Dabi couldn’t resist in front of his wit and charm.
“For him, it was love at first sight. I thank Aamir every day for his perseverance. He is a wonderful person ”, says Tina Dabi.
Speaking from the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy for Administration in Mussoorie where she is undergoing training, Dabi said the couple was yet to set a wedding date, but the engagement would happen “very soon”, Times of India reported.
The couple has been quite open about their relationship, with Dabi sharing pictures of their time together in Netherlands and when with friends.
“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,” Dabi says pointing towards controversies regarding their relation .
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