Telegram memories: What are yours?

A derelict name board for the Bangalore Telegraph office lies on the ground outside the telecommunications office premises in Bangalore There are around 75 state-run telegram centres in India employing some 1,000 people.

India's 160-year old telegram service will be discontinued on 15 July because of falling business.

Telegrams were a popular and quick way of communication before phone services improved and became cheaper, and mobile phones revolutionised communication in the country.

To mark the service's termination, BBC News would like to hear from you about your old telegrams, and what news they brought to you.

Have you kept an old telegram? Do you have a photograph of it? Do you know any friends or family members who might have saved one? You can get in touch with the BBC and send us your pictures using the form below:

Send your pictures and videos to yourpics@bbc.co.uk or text them to 61124 (UK) or +44 7624 800 100 (International). If you have a large file you can upload here.

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