Captain Autar Singh Of Thethar was born in Sandhu Jat family, he was younger brother of Colonel Sardar Raghbir Singh Of Thethar, after being educated at the Aitchison College. He was joined the Patiala State service as Superintendent of Police in 1915. In 1927 he became an officiating Inspector-General of Police in the State and was later con-firmeil in that post He holds the King’s Police Medal for gallantry exhibited in rounding up a gang of notorious dacoits. In 1933 he was grunted the honorary rank of a Colonel by His Highness the Maharaja and was also appointed as Sardar Sahib Deorhi-i-Mualla. In 1935 he rose to be the Deputy Revenue Minister which post he at present holds together with that of Inspector-General of Police. Captain Autar Singh’s youngest brother, Captain Sardar Amrik Singh, was likewise educated at the Aitchison College and was appointed as an Aide-de-Cainy to His Highness the Maharaja of Patiala in 1930.
- Chiefs and families of note in the Punjab Vol 1 (1940)