163-year-old telegram service to close forever at 9pm today

Updated: July 14, 2013 17:07 IST

The central hall at New Delhi's historic telegraph office is witnessing a sudden buzz as enthusiasts are rushing in to be part of history by sending their last telegrams before the government shuts down the 163-year-old service following an onslaught of new and cheaper modes of communication at at 9:00 pm on Sunday.

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