ATAR SIṄGH, one of the twenty-two Kūkā sūbās, i. e. governors or deputies, appointed in different parts to espouse Kūkā or Nāmdhārī patriotism and reform during the latter part of the nineteenth century, belonged to Ludhiāṇā district. He was born in 1832 the son of Buddh Siṅgh. He sold all his property and, accompanied by his two daughters, took to the preaching of Kūkā tenets. In March 1875, he was arrested for having participated in a banned assembly of Kūkās and for having used seditious language against the British government.


  1. Fauja Singh, Kuka Movement. Delhi, 1965
  2. Gaṇḍā Siṅgh, Kukiāṅ dī Vithiā. Amritsar, 1944

M. L. Āhlūwālīā