A video clip uploaded on YouTube by a Mumbai-based street photographer has helped a family in Manipur’s capital Imphal locate a family member who had disappeared 40 years ago.
A Mumbai-based photographer named Feroze had uploaded a video of a person on October 17 last year. The video, circulated through social media, reached his family two days ago,”
“The family member could not believe on their eyes when they saw the video footage, he was Khomdram Gambhir ” disappeared 40 years ago and his family had lost all hope of seeing him alive again”.
Now , Gambhir’s brother Khomdram Kulachandra, is scheduled to fly to Mumbai on Tuesday to bring back his elder brother Khomdram Gambhir. A couple of Manipur police officers will accompany him.
According to the family members, Gambhir had retired voluntarily after serving in Manipur Rifles for seven years. He was believed to have gone into a depression after a disastrous marriage.
Mr. Kulachandra said his brother, the eldest of six siblings, left their home in Imphal’s Khumbom Mamang locality in 1978. He was believed to have surfaced in Mizoram a year later, but a search had proved futile.
“We have been coordinating with our counterparts in Bandra West area of Mumbai since Gambhir’s identity was established. Our team should be able to reunite him with his family here within two-three days,” police said.