Tina Dabi, 2015 IAS Topper, Gets Engaged, Shares Pics With Fiance

Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer Tina Dabi, whose first short-lived marriage to a fellow officer had grabbed national headlines, is getting married again

Ms Dabi shared the news of her engagement through a picture on the photo-sharing app Instagram.

"I'm wearing the smile you gave me #fiance," wrote Ms Dabi, who enjoys massive popularity on the social media platform with over 1.4 million followers.

Mr Gawande also shared two pictures on Instagram, they can be seen holding hands in one of them. He shared two more pictures with Ms Dabi on his Instagram stories.

Dabi first hit the headlines when she topped the civil services exam in 2015. Later, her marriage with Athar Aamir Ul Shafi Khan, who came second in the 2015 IAS examinations, 

Ms Dabi late last year divorced Athar Aamir Khan who she had married in 2018. The wedding made headlines and was attended by top politicians.

Pradeep also posted a photo with Tina where she can be seen wearing a red saree, while he is wearing a matching red kurta and pants. “Together, is my favourite place to be!,” 

In 2015, Tina Dabi became the first person from the Dalit community to top the prestigious civil services examination.

Dabi and Khan first announced their relationship on Facebook in 2016 and later their marriage in 2018. The couple officially announced their separation in 2020.