Aruvikkara MLA KS Sabarinadhan and Thiruvananthapuram sub-collector Divya Iyer have revealed how they met and fell in love, leading to a rare politics-bureaucracy union in Kerala.  

Sabarinadhan had announced that he and Divya are getting married, via a Facebook post on Tuesday. The two got engaged in the presence of immediate family and friends a few days ago. The marriage is likely to be held next month.

"It is a love-cum-arranged marriage. We have known each other for the past few months and have the blessings of both families," the young legislator pointed out. 

Divya said she and Sabarinadhan first met at an official function in Thiruvananthapuram last year. They gradually became friends and eventually fell in love, she added. 

Sabarinadhan, 34, an engineer-turned-politician, is the son of veteran Congress leader and former Speaker G Karthikeyan. He entered politics after his father died in 2015 by winning the by-election and was victorious a year later again.
 
Divya, 32, a 2014 batch IAS officer, is the sub-collector of Thiruvananthapuram. She is a medical professional who joined the administrative service and is also known for her singing prowess.

(with agency inputs)