Indian YouTube singer has tearful reunion after 40 years

An Indian man missing for 40 years has had an emotional reunion with his family after a YouTube video of him singing a popular Bollywood song went viral.

Khomdram Gambhir Singh embraced and hugged his family in Imphal, in the remote northeastern state of Manipur, which he left in 1978 after separating from his wife.

Family members burst into tears and garlanded Singh, 66, as he arrived in his hometown Thursday.

'I tried a lot to come back home but I didn't have many options,' Singh told AFP.

For four decades after he left, his family heard nothing. Then a clip showing a grey-bearded man singing a Bollywood song on a Mumbai street 3,300 kilometres (2,050 miles) away appeared on .

Khomdram Gambhir Singh being welcomed back to Manipur 40 years after he left the remote territory

Khomdram Gambhir Singh being welcomed back to Manipur 40 years after he left the remote territory

In the clip, Singh in front of the camera singing along to a famous Bollywood ballad on a street in Mumbai

In the clip, Singh in front of the camera singing along to a famous Bollywood ballad on a street in Mumbai

In the clip, Singh in

read more from dailymail.....

Get the latest news delivered to your inbox

Follow us on social media networks

PREV Authorities say this is only the second cougar attack death in Washington state ...
NEXT R. Kelly hits back at the Time's Up campaign's call for a boycott of his music