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After 162 years, India is now set to disband the world’s last major telegram service. Photo: AFP

Indians remember telegram heyday as service stops

Sixty-six years ago, Santosh Sharma saw her mother sell gold bangles to feed and clothe her family of six and then dispatch telegrams to her brothers urging them to leave newly-created Pakistan and gather in New Delhi.

“Come, we will all live in India,” wrote Sharma’s mother, Devika.