GULAB SINGH ATARIVALA
GULAB SINGH ATARIVALA (d. 1887), the second son of Chatar Singh Atarivala, was appointed, along with his brother Raja Sher Singh, to look after, during his minority, Maharaja Duleep Singh who had been betrothed to their sister, Tej Kaur, and to manage the palace household. In 1848, when Raja Sher Singh had moved out of Multan to join his father against the British, Gulab Singh 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 AngloSikh 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 zammddn in Oudh. In 1872, he was permitted to return to the Punjab. In 1878, he took up his residence in Amritsar. In 1884, he was ga/.etted as a magistrate and was the same year attached to the staff of the Viceroy as aide decamp on the occasion of the visit of Lord Ripon to Lahore. Two years later, he was made a counsellor to the Maharaja of Jammu and Kashmir. He died in 1887, leaving an only son Nihal Singh, aged four years.
1. Suri, Sohan Lal, `Umdat-ul-TwariMi. Lahore, 1885-89
2. Griffin, Lepel and C.F. Mass)`, C/iicfo ami Families of Note in the Punjab. Lahore, 1909