They were married July 4, 1967, in Bijwasan, New Delhi, India, according to the Hindu marriage rituals.
The couple moved from India to Denton, Texas, in 1974. Dahiya received a doctorate in physics from the University of North Texas in 1980.
He is professor of physics and associate dean of the College of Science and Mathematics at Southeast Missouri State University. Mrs. Dahiya is a certified nurse's assistant at Saint Francis Medical Center.
The couple has four children, Rajiv, Meera and Vijay, all of Texas, and Anjuli of New York. They have five grandchildren.