Information from Manipuris in US

Information from Manipuris in US
Mail compile from various Manipuris living in US. You can post a mail to asking about whereabouts of people known to you living in US.

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You may also check out World Trade Center Victims Who Were Taken to Area Hospitals [Click here]

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R.M. from Sydney
Cell phone numbers
Laishram Prabin
Laishram Prabin
Laishram Prabin
Doujakam Haokip and family safe...
Omprakash looking for Tamo Ruhikant from Baltimore
Rajeshwar from Manhattan, NYC
Gautam from San Jose, CA
Rita from US
Pukhrambam from Michigan
Somi Roy from New York
Information on Manipuris in US

R.M. from Sydney

The Manipuri community in Australia would like to extend our deepest concern & best wishes to Tamo Laba and his extended family regarding the fate of his missing brother in NY.

We pray for his safety. We also pray for the fate of the other missing manipuri, Laishram Prabin.


Cell phone numbers

The Federal Emergency Management Administration is seeking cell phone numbers of the missing at the World Trade Center. Special technology may track the phones, which may aid in finding remains. []


Hello Pritambar,

I am Rita thokchom NAMA president . We would like to help you find your cousin , could you please tell us when did he come to US , his phone in US and in INDIA and any of his friend office or home number in US. And please give me your phone number also. I will contact you as soon as I get some information.

Wish you all the best
Rita for NAMA
( Fri, 14 Sep 2001 10:38:22 -0700)


We have passed along the information to the NAMA search teams in NYC. We will also post it on all bulletin boards and will also contact the restaurant and provide you status. Please hang in there.

Manipuris in the US.






Doujakam Haokip and family safe...

Please send to our beloved families, that Kampu Haokip Paopao Touthang and Kakai Haokip in Tulsa (USA) are safe from the recent horrible tragedy in USA.

Doujakam Haokip

Omprakash looking for Tamo Ruhikant from Baltimore

How are you Tamo Ruhikant. I could not contact you after I changed my job. Please try to contact me at without fail.

If any one happens to know him please convey him my mail-id. He is in Baltimore as research associate.


Rajeshwar from Manhattan, NYC


I am fine here, I spoke with Tamo somi, Rajoo, Fran , Rita , Sunil , Armand and rest of the people who called up yesterday. I sopke with Nancy as well yesterday and we all are still anxiously waiting for Tamo Jupiter. Tamo Dilip is with Nancy at Beacon. I went to few Hospital yesterday and i did not find his name in the injured list. However, I had left his name and my contact number if any thing pops up. Rajoo and Fran checked the hospital on the west side. We are praying and hoping for the Best.


Gautam from San Jose, CA

From Gautam Thockchom, San Jose CA:

I spoke with Rajoo Sharma and exchanged voice mails with Rajeshwar Laishram of NYC. Both of them are fine. While I was talking with Rajoo, he was talking with his cousin Anil Sharma as well.

We are all however very concerned about Jupiter Yambem who works at the WTC on the top floor. His status is not known at this time. Everyone is frantically trying to locate him. Let us all pray for his safety.

Although the flights were destined for CA, no manipuris were in the flights. All of us in California are doing fine, Sudeep and Olivia Khuraijam, Dave Laishram, Gautam and Garima Thockchom, Niang Hangzo and family, Thien, Lili Haokip and family, Jonathan Zinkhai are all fine. We however expect to hear the worst of other friends as they release the passenger lists.

Although all airports are closed and flights have been cancelled, the Govt and people are determined to continue to function. Govt offices, Schools and business are open today in California.

As you must have seen in the TV, the WTC housed many stores restaurants and many offices, including offices from 26 countries. Many of those businesses employ a huge number of Indians. Morgan Stanley had 50 floors in the bldg. with 3500 employees, many of whom have not been accounted for, many of them Indians. Sun Microsystems who also employs hundreds of Indians had two floors on the 23 and 23rd floors. Internal Sun memos state that ALL of those employees have been accounted for and are safe.

Once again we all pray for Jupiters' safety and hope for the best.

If anyone is having difficulties getting information about a friend or family, please post it on e-pao net. I will be monitoring the site all day long today and will be calling on friends. You can also send me emails with your friend/families contact info by email at and I will try and contact them for you.


Rita From US

Hello E-Pao Team:

Our friends in NY area, Tamo Somi, Rajeshwor, Rajoo, Fran, Amy and everyone we know in New York are contacting hospitals. Nancy is with her brother and waiting to hear from Jupiter. Dr. Dilip met with Nancy yesterday.

Let us pray for the Jupiter's safety.


Pukhrambam from Michigan

Praying for the Victims and families

We have been following the news of the terrorist attack in the US anxiously. Still now the number of people killed or hurt in the building at WTO is not clear. Many people are yet unaccounted for.

We are not affected directly at our place at Michigan State. Our family is safe and our are trying to gather information about other Manipuri friends in the affected areas. Communication is difficult both in New York and in Manipur.

Thanks to E-pao for posting this message board. We are praying for the victims in the hijacked airplanes, on the ground and their families.

Pukhrambam Family

Somi Roy from New York


Nancy is fine but very upset.. we haven't heard from Jupiter who may have been in WTC - so its very traumatic right now...

Tamo Somi
Dear friends -
Regarding this morning's WTC tragedy - Just wanted to let you know we are ok - for those of you who know us all - Brian is ok, he's here with me - Amy is fine but she is still in the area but will head over to my place when she can.


Information on Manipuris in US

Dear fellow Manipuris:

As you all know the United State was hit by a terrible act of terrorism yesterday, September 11th, 2001. This act of terrorism has impacted us all. There are several people from Manipur/Nagaland and North East India in the New York, Washington area. Phone lines are jammed in the NYC area. Phones to India are jammed as well. People are finding it difficult to contact their friends, families and loved ones.

The site will be used during this time of crisis as an information clearing house for those who are trying to locate and contact their loved ones. If you are trying to locate or get in touch with a loved one or a friend, please send and email to with name, address, phone number and/or any information available about your friend. We will use our network of friends to locate your friend(s) and loved one(s) and publish updates regularly.

All those folks in the US who would like their friends and families know that they are safe, please send email to with your name and any information your would like to publish.

We at will try and keep the information as current as possible. We are currently establishing contacts with known people in the NYC/Washington area. We will be publishing updates, as they become available.

This email is being sent to all who has contacted in the past. In the interest of your privacy your names and email addresses are used in the bcc list. If you wish to contact us, write to

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