Manish Kumar is an Indian Police Services (IPS) Officer of the 2021 batch of Maharashtra cadre. He became popular after his marriage to the IAS Ria Dabi, the younger sister of IAS Tina Dabi, who is of the same batch.
Manish Kumar was born on Sunday, 2 October 1994 (age 28 years; as of 2022) in Pitampura, Delhi, India. His zodiac sign is Libra. He pursued a Bachelor of Technology at Delhi College of Engineering, Delhi from 2012 to 2016. After completing his graduation, he started preparing for the civil services exam and cleared the UPSC 2020 examination.
Height (approx.): 5′ 10″
Weight (approx.): 75 kg
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
He belongs to a middle-class family.
Parents & Siblings
His father’s name is Trilok Chand, and his mother’s name is Sudesh. He has a sister named Chetna Rana who works in the department of post, Indian government.
Wife & Children
He has a niece called Shivanya Sharma.
He met Ria Dabi for the first time during his training in civil services at Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy Of Administration in Mussoorie, Uttarakhand. They first developed a friendship which later turned into love. After a few months of dating, both got married in 2023.
He belongs to Scheduled Caste (SC) category.
He cleared the UPS Civil Services examination 2020 by securing the 581st rank. He got a total of 910 marks which included 739 marks in the written examination and 171 marks in the interview. On 5 December 2021, he was allotted to the Maharashtra cadre in the 2021 batch of the Indian Police Services (IPS).
He later trained at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel (SVP) National Police Academy in Shivrampalli, Hyderabad, Telangana. He was in the 74th RR (Regular Recruits) batch and passed from there on 11 February 2023. In 2023, after his marriage to Ria Dabi, he was transferred to the Rajasthan Cadre.
He owns a Royal Enfield bullet.
- He is fond of travelling and often used to trek during his leisure time.
- After successfully passing the written examination of UPSC 2020, there was a mix-up in the news reports. Initially, the newspapers stated that a candidate named Manish from Bihar had cleared the exam; however, it was later clarified that it was actually Manish from Delhi (he) who achieved this accomplishment, not Manish from Bihar.