An Instagram post of IAS officer Tina Dabi has now gone viral after a family court in Jaipur granted divorce to Dabi and Athar Khan. The post was made on Tuesday, when the duo, the two IAS toppers, were officially divorced. “People are going to talk about you. No matter what you do. So you might as well do whatever brings you joy and live your best life,” the post shared by Tina Dabi on Instagram said.
Both of them were toppers in the UPSC in 2015
The duo got married in 2018 and came into the limelight as their wedding was seen as a symbol of communal harmony. But before their wedding, they were in the limelight as both of them were toppers in the UPSC in 2015. Dabi became the first-ever Dalit woman to top the UPSC examinations. Kashmir’s Athar stood second. The duo filed for mutual divorce in 2020.
The court granted them divorce under Section 28 of the Special Marriage Act
Both Tina Dabi and Athar Ahmed were allotted Rajasthan cadre. Despite the interest their marriage, which had three receptions in Jaipur, Pahalgam and Delhi, garnered, Tina Dabi at the time of wedding said their marriage was above religious divides.In 2020, the rift in their marriage was out in the open as Tina, who is active on social media, dropped Khan from her surname and it was reported that at the same time, Athar too unfollowed Tina on some social media platforms.
Tina Dabi and Athar had announced their separation in November 2020
Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer-couple Tina Dabi and Athar Aamir-ul-Shafi Khan are now officially divorced after an order passed by a Jaipur court. They had announced their separation in November 2020. The celebrated couple had hit the headlines in 2016 when they announced their relationship and remained in the news ever since due to a variety of reasons.
Athar and Tina Dabi crack UPSC in first attempt
Tina Dabi and Athar Aamir Khan made the headlines in 2016 with the announcement of the results of civil services examination for 2015 batch. Tina Dabi had topped the civil services examination conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). Tina Dabi became the first person from Dalit community to top the prestigious civil services examination. Athar Aamir Khan had come second in the all-India examination after Tina Dabi. While it was the first attempt at the civil services examination by Tina Dabi, Athar Aamir Khan, hailing from Kashmir Valley, was already a qualified civil servant having been selected for the allied services the previous year.