Everyone’s favourite video platform, Youtube, has saved the day! The video sharing service has helped reunite a family, almost 40 years after they were seperated.
Khomdram Gambhir Singh, who vanished from Imphal in 1978, was traced all the way to Mumbai in 2018, thanks to a YouTube video, The Times of India reports.
The 65-year-old caught the attention of fashion designer Firoze Shakir, who uploaded a video of him singing an old Hindi song after having spotted him on the streets of Mumbai.
Shakir told the daily that Singh earned a living by working odd jobs and performing on the street. As per the report, the Imphal police sent a photo of a younger Singh to the Bandra police, who then tracked him down to the Bandra railway station and photographed him. The photos were then back to the Imphal police, who approached Singh’s family with the news that he had been found.
We sent teams to Bandra police station to identify this man from his photo. Our constables found him at Bandra railway station and brought him here. We sent his photos to Imphal police and they, in turn, showed them to his family.Pandit Thakaray, senior inspector, Bandra police told TOI
As per the report, Imphal West Students Club secretary Atom Samarendra said they approached Singh’s family after they were alerted to the clip by Aheibam Dinamani.
The video was uploaded in October 2017, and the family is now waiting to be reunited with Singh.
(With inputs from The Times of India)