ATMA SINGHATMA SINGH, also remembered as Atma Ram, was a faqir of Shuja`bad, near Multan, who received the Sikh rites under the influence of Baba Khuda Singh. Before his initiation into the Sikh faith, he lived in a dharamsala at Shuja`bad which received a grant of Rs 100 from the government. This grant reached him every six months, but he used to disburse it, both cash and kind, to the needy within a day or two, and himself subsisted on alms for the remaining period until the next grant was received. He was well familiar with musical measures or ragas, and Baba Khuda Singh called him Ath (eight) Raga Singh.
He knew the entire 1430page scripture by heart, and could recite the whole of it within 16 pahars or 48 hours. Once he performed the feat in the presence of Baba Sahib Singh Bedi of Una. Around 1900 Bk/AD 1843. he came to Baba Bir Singh at Naurangabad. In 1902 Bk/AD 1845 he shifted to Amritsar which became his last resting place.
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