Google Earth helps reunite Indian man with his family after 25 years

Last Updated: Saturday, October 19, 2013 - 12:00

London: An Indian man who was separated from his family 25 years back has reportedly located them using his memory and Google Earth.

Saroo Brierley, now 31, as a child hopped on to a wrong train from his hometown in Khandwa, Madhya Pradesh, in a bid to meet his elder brother who was expected to take some other train for his journey.

However, when he was taken 100 miles away by the wrong train, he was eventually handed over to authorities, and with lack of information, he was put up for adoption and given to a family in Tasmania, Australia.

According to, Brierley, who is now an Australian businessman, used Google Earth to try and jog the photographic memory and locate the time he had in India back then.

He started tracing the satellite images from the station he had eventually ended up in as a child, which was Kolkata.

Brierley has written a book about his unbelievable but amazing journey to trace his real long-lost family in India, the report added.


First Published: Saturday, October 19, 2013 - 11:36

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