Cassian Baliarsingh

Popular IAS officer Tina Dabi’s sister and the Rajasthan cadre IAS officer Ria Dabi recently married her long-time beau and IPS officer Manish Kumar.

Even as we all know about Tina Dabi and her sister Ria Dabi, very little is known about IPS Manish Kumar, the top bureaucrat who even changed his Maharashtra cadre to Rajasthan for his ladylove.

The Ministry of Home Affairs issued a notice changing the cadre of Manish Kumar citing his marriage to IAS Ria Dabi as the reason.

Well, for the unversed, both Ria and Manish are from the UPSC 2021 batch. The duo first met during their training period at the LBSNAA Academy in Mussoorie. They became friends and soon their friendship blossomed into love and finally they tied the knot.

The two top bureaucrats of the country opted for a court marriage and kept it low and simple with the approval of their families. 

According to Hindustan Times, Manish is a resident of Delhi. He was a B.Tech student before he pursued for the civil services. He secured AIR 581 in UPSC 2020 examination and was posted in Osamabad in Maharashtra before marrying Ria.

On the other hand, Ria is the younger sister of Tina Dabi who secured 15th rank in the UPSC Civil Services 2020 exam. Both the sisters are currently posted in Rajasthan. While Tina is the Collector of Jaisalmer district, Ria has been posted in Alwar.