Sant Attar Singh Ji was born at village Cheema, District Sangrur(Punjab) on 1st ‘Chet Sudi Ekam’ in 1923 of ‘Bikrami’ calendar ( 17th March, Year 1866 ) to Mother Bholi Kaur & Father Karam Singh. He learned Punjabi-Gurmukhi language writing & reading at a Dera in village from Bhai Boota Singh. He worked alongside his father to look after house work & agriculture at the fields. In the year 1883, after taking permission from the parents, he joined the army as per the will of the Almighty God; in the army itself, he took up baptism in the form of Amrit from 5 Piyaras, as per the customs of Guru’s House.
In the year 1888 he resigned from the Army Service and travelled to Hazoor Sahib Nanded from Dera Ganzi Khan by foot. At Hazoor Sahib, for around 2 years, he underwent non-stop meditation alongside Mool-Mantra, Guru Shabads & countless Japji Sahib Paath recitations. Then from Hazoor Sahib he travelled to Haridwar & Rishikesh by foot; for 1 year he practiced meditation upon Naam.
At village ‘Shaha Di Deari’, on request of Bhai Gurmukh Singh, he stayed at his place for 9 months & performed non-stop Paaths of Guru Granth Sahib. After visiting Panja Sahib, he meditated at a peaceful hill near Kumhari. In the year 1893, near village Kanoha, in a dense forest, Sant Ji , without intake of any food or liquid, at first, for 40 days, then for 6 months and then for a year; stayed in profound meditative state non-stop. Because of this great meditation, Sant Ji’s pious influence widespread across the region and ‘Sangat’ started getting attracted for his glance; Shabad Kirtan started alongside distribution of ‘Guru’s Langar’.
During his lifespan, he, through the 5 Piyaras of his group, got an estimated 14lac+ people Baptized through Guru Gobind Singh Sahib Ji Maharaj’s graced ‘Amrit’ of ‘Khanda-Bata’ & got them connected to the Guru. Several prominent personalities of the ‘Panth’ like Master Tara Singh, Bhai Harkishan Singh, Malak Mohan Singh, and Ex-Ambassador Malak Hardit Singh, Sant Teja Singh (M.A.L.L.B, A.M. Harvard University U.S.A) and many Sikh Raja Maharaja’s of Sikh Regimes also took up ‘Amrit’ through 5 Piyaras of Sant Attar Singh Ji.
He also did great work in the field of education. Opened a Girls’ School at Mustuana Sahib in the year 1906 and then opened Schools for Boys and established Akal Degree College. Established a Big Centre at Mastuana Sahib and started imparting worldly scientific education alongside Guru Nanak’s Divine Knowledge. He departed this world to unite with the Divine Light on 1 February 1927.