We all know about the powers of the Internet which not only aids people’s problems but also helps them in getting almost any and every kind of knowledge. More than all of that is the way Internet connects people to each other even when they’re thousands of miles apart.
More than just connecting them online, the Internet has offered a great deal of help to people in going back to the places they once belonged to. A heartwarming and amazing addition to that list has been made and this time, a man would be able to go back to his family after 40 whole years.
Khomdram Gambhir Singh vanished from Imphal in 1978 and since then, his family was trying their hardest to reach out to him and find him. However, they got no evidence of him, until now.
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. And, that’s how his family was able to trace him.
Thanks to #Bandrapolice Gambhir Singh is going back home to #Manipur after 40 years pic.twitter.com/whPNK7ednE
— Firoze Shakir (@firozeshakir) April 16, 2018
The Imphal police sent a photo of younger Singh to the Bandra police, who then tracked the man at the Bandra railway station and photographed him. The photos were then sent back to Imphal police to let them and Singh’s know that they’ve found the man.
Now, Imphal police have sent two of their personnel to Mumbai, to get and bring Singh back to his family, said Themthing Ngashangva, SSP, Imphal West to TOI.
Imphal West Students Club secretary Atom Samarendra and another member said one Aheibam Dinamani told them about the clip. “We approached Gambir’s brother Kullachandra,” said Samarendra. “On seeing the video, I could not stop crying. We truly thank Firoze Sakir for uploading my brother’s video,” he said. The video was uploaded on October 17, 2017. Sakir told TOI Gambhir ekes out a living by doing odd jobs and he also sings.
This indeed is a very rare, yet a heartwarming tale of bringing families together after years of separation, 40 to be precise.