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Press Trust Of India
New Delhi, July 15, 2013
Just 15 minutes to midnight on Sunday, the iconic telegram breathed its last in the capital with the last message sent to Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi. The telegram counter closed at 11:45 PM and the revenue collected was Rs. 68,837 as the country bade adieu to the harbinger of good and bad news for generations of Indians.

The total booking on Sunday was 2,197 of which billing through computer accounted for 1,329 and phone booking 91, a senior telegraph officer said.