This Friendship Day, IAS topper Tina Dabi says love is all she needs


IAS topper Tina Dabi has become one of the very few civil servants to have created a social media storm for all sorts of good reasons. Barely few months into her new posting as an Assistant Secretary in the central government, the topper from 2016 has amassed more than 1.76 lakh followers on Instagram.

Although, the frequency with which she has been posting her photos or other updates on social media has lessened in the recent time, this has had very little effect on her fans, who continue to remain interested in the goings on of her life.

Tina Dabi

On Sunday, Tina took to Instagram, where she identifies herself as a ‘Delhiite, Kashmiri Bahu, IAS, in that order,’ to wish everyone on the occasion of ‘Friendship Day.’ Along with her ‘Happy Friendship Day’ message, Tina also posted a collection of art and craft work that she has in her possession.

It’s not clear whether she has designed these posters and cards herself or they have been gifted to her by her fans. One message in the photo said  “If you have power to make someone happy, do it. The world needs more of that.” One poster said, “Love is all you need.”

Tina was recently in London with her IAS officer husband Athar Aamir Khan, who too has increased his presence on Instagram lately. Aamir has joined the union ministry of tourism as an Assistant Secretary. When one of his fans from Aligarh Mulsim University had recently made a special poster using one of their wedding photos, Aamir was gracious enough to use that in his Insta story with a ‘Thank You’ message.

Both had secured 1st and 2nd ranking in the civil services exams respectively in 2016.

They got married this year and their wedding reception in Delhi was attended by many top names including Vice President Venkaiah Naidu, Lok Sabh Speaker Sumitra Mahajan and Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.




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