Imphal, Sept 11: The 13th death anniversary of Jupiter Yambem, who perished in the Al Qaeda attack on the World Trade Centre in New York on September 11, 2001 was observed today at his home in Uripok, Imphal.
Jupiter was working as a banquet manager in the Windows on the World restaurant located on the 107th floor of the WTC when the planes struck.
Three days later his body was recovered by the rescuers and cremated while his ashes were brought home and scattered over the Loktak Lake here in Manipur. It might be recalled that over 3000 people drawn from all parts of the world were killed in that fateful incident.
Over a 100 of friends, wellwishers and relatives gathered today and offered floral tributes to his portrait. Renderings of the Shrimad Bhagwat Gita was also done on the chapter of Karma Yogi.
Amongst those who attended included Works minister Dr Kh Ratan Kumar, PHED minister Irengbam Hemochandra MLA RK Anand, Education (S) director Hawaibam Dileep, secretary Transport Moirangthem Lakhsmi, project director Loktak Development Authority Bhagaton Singh and his American wife Nancy’s foster Manipuri father noted social activist RK Ranendrajit.
Two of Jupiter’s friends from Manipur who are now residing in the USA also participated they are Laifungbam Somi Roy from New York and Laishram Devdas from San Fransisco.