ATAR SINGH, one of the twenty-two Kuka subas, i.e. governors or deputies, appointed in different parts to espouse Kuka or Namdhari patriotism and reform during the latter part of the nineteenth century, belonged to Ludhiana district. He was born in 1832 the son of Buddh Singh. He sold all his property and, accompanied by his two daughters, took to the preaching of Kuka tenets. In March 1875, he was arrested for having participated in a banned assembly of Kukas and for having used seditious language against the British government.
1. Fauja Singh, Kuka Movement. Delhi, 1965
2. Ganda Singh, Kukian di Vithia. Amritsar, 1944