New Delhi, April 17: Popular video sharing website YouTube has helped reunite a man with his family after a gap of 40 years. Khomdram Gambhir, a daily wager went missing in 1978 in Imphal and has now been found living in Mumbai. Gambhir who earns his living by doing small odd jobs was captured by a Mumbai street based photographer Firoze Shakir and it was then that he came to light.
Shakir found Gambhir singing the Bollywood song, “Rote Hue Aate Hain Sab,” and interacted with Firoze and spoke of his circumstances in the video shot by him. Gambhir narrated his life story about how he once served in Manipur Rifles for 17 long years and received setback after his wife’s demise. It was this incident which brought him to Mumbai from Imphal. The video which was uploaded by Shakir on October 2017 found its way to Gambhir’s family eventually. Gambhir’s brother Khomdram Kulachandra is now flying to Mumbai to bring back his brother. On being asked how he felt, an emotional Kulachandra said that he couldn’t believe his eyes when saw the video.
According to The Hindu reports, the YouTube video was accidentally found by an assistant professor at the North East Regional Institute of Science and Technology (NERIST) in Arunachal Pradesh who then forwarded it among his friends and it became viral hence. Meanwhile, Imphal West Senior Superintendent of Police Themthing Ngashangva said that police officials from the both the cities have been coordinating and Gambhir would soon reunite with his family.