Tina Dabi, 2015 IAS topper gets engaged with fellow officer, shares pics

Jaipur: Tina Dabi, the first ever Dalit girl who was topper of  UPSC examination, announced her engagement to fellow officer Dr Pradeep K Gawande, a 2013-batch IAS officer on Monday.

In her Instagram post, Dabi shared a photograph of them holding hands with the caption “I’m wearing the smile you gave me #fiance.” Sources said that the wedding is scheduled at a hotel in Jaipur on April 22.


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While Dabi, a 2016 batch IAS officer is currently posted as Joint Secretary, Finance (Taxation) Department in Jaipur, while Dr Gawande, a 2013 batch officer, is Director of Archaeology and Museum Department, Jaipur.

Dr Pradeep Gawande is three years senior to Tina. He cracked civil services examination in 2013. He is a resident of Maharashtra. Prior to that, he is also a qualified doctor.

Dabi late last year divorced Athar Aamir Khan to whom she had married in 2018. The wedding made headlines.

Ms Dabi, a graduate of Delhi’s Lady Shri Ram College, came to spotlight after she became the first Dalit to top the civil services exam in the first attempt.

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