Photo Essay | The final goodbye

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An employee sorts telegrams at the Central Telegraph Office (CTO), Fort, Mumbai, on 14 July. Photo: Abhijit Bhatlekar/Mint
1/7An employee sorts telegrams at the Central Telegraph Office (CTO), Fort, Mumbai, on 14 July. Photo: Abhijit Bhatlekar/Mint
One of the old-style teleprinter machines that was used to send telegrams at the CTO, BBD Bagh, Kolkata. Photo: Indranil Bhoumik/Mint
2/7One of the old-style teleprinter machines that was used to send telegrams at the CTO, BBD Bagh, Kolkata. Photo: Indranil Bhoumik/Mint
A postal employee segregating the telegrams received at the CTO, Janpath, New Delhi, on 14 July. Photo: Ramesh Pathania/Mint
3/7A postal employee segregating the telegrams received at the CTO, Janpath, New Delhi, on 14 July. Photo: Ramesh Pathania/Mint
According to Kiran Pal, sub-divisional engineer, operations, at the CTO, Janpath, 2,191 telegrams (91 of them phonograms) were booked on 14 July. Photo: Ramesh Pathania/Mint
4/7According to Kiran Pal, sub-divisional engineer, operations, at the CTO, Janpath, 2,191 telegrams (91 of them phonograms) were booked on 14 July. Photo: Ramesh Pathania/Mint
The last telegram out of the CTO, BBD Bagh, Kolkata, was sent by Aahana Banerjee and the message read ‘Bharat Bhagya Vidata. This is the last telegram’. Photo: Indranil Bhoumik/Mint
5/7The last telegram out of the CTO, BBD Bagh, Kolkata, was sent by Aahana Banerjee and the message read ‘Bharat Bhagya Vidata. This is the last telegram’. Photo: Indranil Bhoumik/Mint
Anil Kumar R.J., senior section supervisor, CTO, Raj Bhavan Road, Bangalore, says their branch used to handle about 100 telegrams a day. Photo: Aniruddha Chowdhury/Mint
6/7Anil Kumar R.J., senior section supervisor, CTO, Raj Bhavan Road, Bangalore, says their branch used to handle about 100 telegrams a day. Photo: Aniruddha Chowdhury/Mint
According to Sanjay Patil, senior section supervising officer, CTO, Fort, Mumbai, their branch collected Rs3,39,413.50 (excluding phonogram revenue) for telegram bookings on 14 July. Photo: Abhijit Bhatlekar/Mint
7/7According to Sanjay Patil, senior section supervising officer, CTO, Fort, Mumbai, their branch collected Rs3,39,413.50 (excluding phonogram revenue) for telegram bookings on 14 July. Photo: Abhijit Bhatlekar/Mint
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