Shailbala Martin is an Indian Administrative Service officer from the 2009 batch of the Madhya Pradesh cadre. In April 2022, she came into the limelight when she got engaged at the age of fifty-six to an Indian journalist named Rakesh Pathak, who was one year older than her and the father of two daughters.
Shailbala Martin was born on Friday, 9 April 1965 (age 57 years; as of 2022) in Jahabua, Madhya Pradesh. Her zodiac sign is Aries. In 1983, Shailbala completed a master’s degree in Arts from Holkar Science College, Indore. MP Government Official Website
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Parents & Siblings
Her mother’s name is Leena Martin.
Shailbala Martin has two brothers named Vinod Martin and Vinay Martin.
In April 2022, Shailbala got engaged to a well known Indian journalist Rakesh Pathak.
Shailbala Martin was in a two years relationship before announcing her engagement with Rakesh Pathak in April 2022.
Shailbala cleared the IAS examination in 2009. In 2014, Shailbala was posted as the additional director (administration) health department, Madhya Pradesh. She was appointed as the CEO of MP Interstate Transport Authority and Deputy Secretary, Planning and Economic Statistics in 2017.
Shailbala Martin was appointed as the Collector of Niwari and the Municipal Corporation Commissioner of Burhanpur, Madhya Pradesh in 2019. On 25 January 2022, Shailbala Martin was posted as an additional secretary in the general administration department of the Madhya Pradesh government.
Shailbala Martin and Rakesh Pathak’s Love Story
In April 2022, Shailbala martin got engaged to Rakesh Pathak, a senior journalist. She is one year younger than Rakesh Pathak, who is a father of two daughters. His first wife died in 2015 due to blood cancer. In 2020, Shailbala and Rakesh fell in love during a news debate. She was impressed by Rakesh’s intelligence. Soon after the news debate show, they often started meeting each other. In April 2022, they got engaged and decided to get married. In one of his Facebook posts, Rakesh Pathak announced his engagement with Shailbala Martin. He wrote,
We are friends for the past two years and during this period it was realised we both share the same thoughts. We often used to meet during news debates. Now, we have decided to live together and therefore, we are going to marry soon. Apart from serving as senior IAS officer, Shailbala also writes occasionally.”
In the same post, he continued writing that during a family get-together, his two daughters, Saumya and Sachi, introduced Shailbala to his family members and their relationship was happily accepted by his family members. He wrote,
Miss Shailbala Martin, the companion of happiness and sorrow. Shail is a resident of Indore. She is an IAS officer of MP cadre. Collector and Corporation Commissioner. She has held many important positions in the state government.”
During the same time, Shailbala Martin shared her love story on one of her social media platforms. She stated that soon after a news debate show in 2020, Shailbala and Rakesh started dating each other that eventually fasten their friendship. Later, they decided to marry each other.