Some 30 families of Kothareddypalem village in the vicinity of Guntur claim to be from lost Jewish tribe, the Ephraim clan. They are working as farm labourers. Since 30 years they have been celebrating Jewish festivals and wish to continue to do in future also. These people have been expecting that they will be recognized one day and will be given a chance settle in the Jewish holy home land.
Studies were made on this community by several scholars from across the world. One of the person from this community has been living in Israel for past 25 years and he was granted citizenship. This raised hope of this community and they informed about their issue to P M Modi through e-mail and hoped some positive results emerge.