India video reunites male with family after 40 years

Khomdram Gambhir Singh (R) with a Mumbai military officerImage copyright
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Khomdram Gambhir Singh (right) was found vital severe in Mumbai

An Indian male who left 40 years ago has been reunited with his family after his hermit recognized him in a YouTube video that went viral.

Khomdram Gambhir Singh went blank from Manipur state aged 26 in 1978. His family listened zero for decades.

Then they saw a video of him singing a Hindi strain for income on a Mumbai street, 3,300km (2,000 miles) away.

Police helped snippet Mr Singh, a former infantryman who is now 66. He was flown behind to live in Manipur on Thursday.

“I could not trust my eyes when one of my nephews showed me a video footage. We had mislaid all wish of saying him alive again,” Mr Singh’s brother, Khomdram Kulachandra, told The Hindu newspaper.

Police in Manipur traced Mr Singh to Mumbai where he has been vital rough.

Mr Singh’s family realised he competence be vital in Mumbai since Firoz Shakri, a travel photographer who shot and common a video final October, is formed there.

“He was creation income as a pauper singing aged Hindi songs,” Mr Shakir told AFP news agency.

Mumbai military were sent a print of Mr Singh by military in a Manipuri collateral Imphal and eventually tracked him down to a suburb of Bandra.

“We found him outward a railway station. He was in a bad state, he was not well,” examiner Pandit Thakaray told a BBC.

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He pronounced Mr Singh had told them that he was a former infantryman in a Indian army who had left home in 1978, months after he got married, since he was unhappy. Since then, he had been vital in Mumbai where he warranted income possibly by vagrant or operative as a daily salary labourer.

After military found Mr Singh they sent a print of him to Imphal.

“We spoke to his family on a phone and Mr Singh spoke to his younger brother,” Mr Thakaray said.

The Mumbai military distinguished a reunion with a tweet.

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Mr Shakir tweeted out photos of Mr Singh’s depart from Mumbai – and his attainment in Imphal.

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A refurbished residence has been prepared for him to live in by family and neighbours in Imphal, a Times of India reports.

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