GULĀB SIṄGH AṬĀRĪVĀLĀ (d. 1887), the second son of Chatar Siṅgh Aṭārīvālā, was appointed, along with his brother Rājā Sher Siṅgh, to look after, during his minority, Mahārājā Duleep Siṅgh who had been betrothed to their sister, Tej Kaur, and to manage the palace household. In 1848, when Rājā Sher Siṅgh had moved out of Multān to join his father against the British, Gulāb Siṅgh was at Lahore. As he was suspected of preparing to leave Lahore with a view to joining his father and brother, he was arrested on 17 September 1848 and detained in custody up to the end of the second Anglo-Sikh war. During the uprising of 1857, he volunteered his services to the government. He was given the honorary rank of captain, and a grant of zamīndārī in Oudh. In 1872, he was permitted to return to the Punjab. In 1818, he took up his residence in Amritsar. In 1884, he was gazetted as a magistrate and was the same year attached to the staff of the Viceroy as aide-de-camp on the occasion of the visit of Lord Ripon to Lahore. Two years later, he was made a counsellor to the Mahārājā of Jammū and Kashmīr. He died in 1887, leaving an only son Nihāl Siṅgh, aged four years.


  1. Sūrī, Sohan Lāl, 'Umdāt-ut-Twārikh, Lahore, 1885-89
  2. Griffin, Lepel and C.F. Massy, Chiefs and Families of Note in the Punjab. Lahore, 1909

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