IAS topper Tina Dabi and husband Athar Aamir Khan secure plum postings


IAS topper Tina Dabi and her husband Athar Aamir Khan have been under considerable media spotlight ever since it emerged that they had found love in each other and intended to enter the wedlock.

Earlier this year, both got married in a traditional Kashmiri style and their wedding party lasted for several days. The couple held at least two reception parties in Jammu and Kashmir before they travelled to the national capital to throw an equally lavish party. Among the guests who attended their Delhi reception were Vice President Venkaiah Naidu, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan and Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.

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The couple then travelled to Mussoorie, to complete the remaining part of their IAS training programme at Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration. While at the LBSNAA in Uttarakhand, they also left for London as part of their training programme. Tina kept her fans updated by posting her photos from the British capital. The photos included from Buckingham Palace and Sherlock Holmes museum in Baker Street among others.

Upon return to India, they also performed a fun-filled lungi dance at a function to commemorate the culmination of their training programme at LBSNAA. Tina then informed that she had been conferred with the President’s Gold Medal for ‘First in Order of Merit’ in her batch. She was presented with the medal at the annual Valediction Ceremony at the LBSNAA.

Last we heard from Tina was when she visited Ellora earlier this month, when she was famously asked about the secret to looking pretty despite working long hours. 

While Tina has a sizeable fan base on Instagram, her husband Athar is more active on Twitter, where he has a verified account. There have been plenty of interests by their fans about their first postings given that both were No. 1 and 2 ranked in their batch in 2016.

Well, Athar has joined the Union Ministry of Tourism as an assistant secretary level officer, while Tina, a Rajasthan cadre IAS officer, has taken her first posting as an assistant secretary in Ministry of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises of Government of India.

In fact, Tina had given a clue earlier this month in her Instagram post about her future posting, when she visited Maharashtra. Her caption had read, “At Indo-German Technology Centre, Aurangabad. Had a great time learning about the manufacturing and training imparted by this Tool Room. The Aurangabad Centre is one of the best among the 18 Tool Centres across India under the umbrella of Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME), Govt of India.”

We wish both Tina, who proudly refers to her as a Kashmiri bahu, and Athar all the best in their new roles.