Khomdram Gambhir Singh was just 26 years old when he disappeared from his house in Manipur. He did not contact anybody after that which made the family believed that he was no longer alive. However, fate had different ideas and reunited him with his family after he went missing 40 years ago, all thanks to a YouTube video.
He was spotted singing a Bollywood song on the streets of Mumbai, roughly 2000 miles away from his family. His younger brother saw the video and realized that he was alive.
The younger brother then got in touch with the Mumbai police and tracked Gambhir. “He was making money as a beggar singing old Hindi songs,” said Firoz Shakir, the street photographer who filmed Singh and uploaded the video on YouTube.
Singh had told Shakir that he used to be a construction worker. However, after suffering from several work-related accidents, he turned to drinking and lost his way.
“This is something that has happened accidentally but I am hoping this video touches hearts,” Shakir said.
The reports also state that he was an army officer and was once married and left Imphal shortly after separating from his wife.
“This story is a ray of hope. If a video can change a man’s life there can be no bigger miracle than this,” Shakir concluded.