Marriages are created in heaven. But sometimes it proves wrong. This was the case with 2015 batch IAS topper Tina Dabi.
Tina Dabi, an Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer, has decided to marry again to settle down her house once more. She has chosen Pradeep Gawande as her husband-to-be. He is from the 2013 batch of officers.
Dabi, 2015 IAS topper
Dabi topped the prestigious and one of the toughest examinations in the world conducted by UPSC. After that, her marriage with Athar Aamir Ul Shafi Khan hit the headlines. Athar secured the second position in the 2015 civil service examinations. The high-profile marriage got a lot of attention from all sections of society. Unfortunately, the marriage did not last long as the couple got divorced against their wishes in 2021.
First Dalit to achieve this feat
Tina Dabi created history in the 2015 IAS examination when she became the first person from the Dalit community to secure the first position. It was a tremendous achievement and gave a lot of push to Dalit students to follow her feat and become IAS officers.
Dabi was born in Madhya Pradesh and Khan hails from the Kashmir Valley. They unveiled their relationship on Facebook in 2016 and later got married in 2018. But they failed to adjust to their married life, and the situation turned from bad to worse. In the end, both officers decided to separate because that was the last option for them.
Tina shares her finace’s picture
Dabi shared a picture of her fiancé, Pradeep Gawande, captioned: “I’m wearing the smile you gave me.” Gawande, too, shared a photo of the couple and captioned it: “Together, is my favourite place to be!”
Tina Dabi and Athar Aamir-ul-Shafi Khan were officially divorced by a Jaipur court order.They announced their separation in November 2020. The celebrated officers hit the headlines in 2016 when their relationship was exposed in public and remained in the news for several reasons.
Currently, Tina Dabi is serving as the Joint Secretary of Finance (Tax) for the Rajasthan government. Athar Khan is right now posted in Srinagar as the Commissioner of the Srinagar Municipal Corporation.
First marriage ends in divorce
Both first met at the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy for Administration in Mussoorie during a function in 2016.
Despite the support from both the families , right-wing outfit Akhil Bhartiya Hindu Mahasabha opposed their union, terming it “love jihad”.
However, this didn’t put a dent in their relationship. “It is just that 5 percent. 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, “Tina Dabi said.
Both the IAS officers tied the knot on April 7, 2018 in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pahalgam. At this high-profile marriage, several distinguished guests attended, including Vice-President M. Venkaiah Naidu.
Tina drops her husband’s surname
Troubles started very early after their marriage. But it was revealed in public in 2020, when Dabi decided to remove “Khan” from her surname on social media accounts. Their relationship took a soaring turn, which ended in divorce.
When will the marriage of Tina Dabi and Pradeep Gawande take place? Several people keep their eyes on this upcoming marriage.