Pradeep Gawande is a 2013 batch – Indian Administrative Service officer from the Rajasthan cadre. On 28 March 2022, he came into the limelight when he got engaged to Tina Dabi, who became the first Dalit woman to secure the first rank in the UPSC examination in 2015. Tina Dabi is three years junior to Pradeep Gawande. Pradeep Gawande attained an MBBS degree before cracking the civil services examinations in 2012.
Pradeep Gawande was born on Tuesday, 9 December 1980 (age 41 years; as of 2021) in Pune, Maharashtra. His zodiac sign is Sagittarius. After completing his school studies, Pradeep went to Government Medical College (GMC), Aurangabad, to pursue an MBBS degree.
Height (approx.): 5′ 6″
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Parents & Siblings
His father’s name is Keshavrao Gawande. His mother’s name is Satyabhama. He has two brothers named Hemant Gawande and Ashwini Gawande.
Wife & Children
On 20 April 2022, he got married to IAS officer Tina Dabi at Hotel Holiday Inn in Jaipur. Pradeep Gawande’s marriage with Tina Dabi was his second marriage.
The wedding reception of Tina Dabi and Pradeep Gawande was held in Jaipur on 22 April 2022.
Pradeep Gawande was in a four months relationship with Tina Dabi before getting engaged to her on 28 March 2022.
Pradeep Gawande was an MBBS doctor before clearing the civil service examination in 2012. Pradeep Gawande secured All India Rank 478 in the UPSC Civil Services Exams in 2012. He is a 2013 batch IAS officer of the Rajasthan cadre. After completing his training, he was appointed as the assistant collector of Bundi. He then worked as the Assistant Secretary in the Ministry of Chemical Fertilizers and SDM in Dholpur in 2015. Pradeep Gawande served as the CEO of Jodhpur Zilla Parishad from November 2016 to May 2018. He worked as the CEO of the Bikaner Municipal Council from April 2018 to February 2020. On 2 July 2020, he began working as District Collector in Churu, where he worked till 6 January 2021. Pradeep Gawande was appointed as MD of RSLDC on 4 January 2021 and worked there till October 2021. Pradeep Gawande was appointed as Director at Archeology & Museums in Rajasthan in March 2022.
Pradeep Gawande’s name was involved in a bribery case in 2021. The Anti-Corruption Bureau’s three teams arrested the Rajasthan Skill and Livelihood Development Corporation (RSLDC) manager Rahul Kumar Garg and coordinator Ashok Sangwan while accepting a bribe of Rs 5 lakh. During the bribery incident, Pradeep Gawande was serving as the Chief Manager of RSLDC. BL Soni, the Director-General of ACB, mentioned in a press conference that Pradeep was invited for questioning in the bribery case. He said,
We had invited Pradeep Gawande, the managing director of RSLDC for questioning. Some specific questions were asked from him including why permission of a particular training form was cancelled and if it was cancelled under what circumstances the process of granting permission was started again.”
- Tina Dabi belongs to the Dalit community, and in 2015, she topped the civil service examinations. She again made headlines in 2018 when she fell in love with her batchmate and IAS officer Athar Aamir Khan; both got married in the same year. However, they mutually got separated in 2021 and divorced officially in the same year.
- Reportedly, when Tina Dabi announced her engagement with Pradeep Gawande, she was thirteen years younger than Pradeep, and both of them were getting married for the second time.
- On 28 March 2022, Pradeep Gawande and Tina Dabi announced their engagement news on various social media platforms. In their engagement pictures, Pradeep Gawande was seen wearing a red kurta and pants, while Tina was seen in a red saree. Tina Dabi shared a picture of their engagement along with a caption. She wrote,
Wearing the smile you’re giving.”
- On 28 March 2022, the wedding card of Pradeep Gawande and Tina Dabi was shared on various social media platforms that announced their marriage ceremony to be solemnised in April 2022 in Jaipur.