Teja Singh Samundri was born at Rai Ka Burj in Tarn Taran tehsil of Amritsar district on 20 February 1882. After retirement from government service, his father Deva Singh and was awarded agricultural land in the Sandal Bar tract of tehsil Samundri of Lyallpur (now Faisalabad) district and the family relocated there.
Teja Singh joined the army and later left it to join Chief Khalsa Diwan. He was well-versed in the Sikh religious and historical text.
Samundri hall, a head quarter of religious organization of the Sikhs and part of Golden Temple complex in Amritsar was named after Teja Singh Samundri.
Teja Singh Samundri died while in custody on July 17, 1926.