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Boy reunites with family after 6 months

Kolkata: An 18-year-old boy with mental illness, who was estranged from his family, will unite with his parents after ham radio operators successfully managed to trace his family members in Bihar.

It was nearly six months back when the boy Sunil Singh, who boarded the wrong train from Banaras railway station and came to Kolkata instead of going home in Nalanda.

"We have managed to trace Sunil's home after a frantic search. We showed his mother Tara Devi and father Vir bahadur his picture and after contacting police officials in Nalanda we found that he was missing from home since six months. His brother is coming to Kolkata on Wednesday morning to receive him," Ambarish Nag Biswas, custodian and secretary of West Bengal Radio Club (WBRC), an organisation of ham radio enthusiasts in the state said.

After reaching Howrah station, the teenager boarded a bus and came to Sealdah station. He then boards a local train and got down at Hasnabad station and the reach a nearby market at night.

"Initially, vendors in the market suspected him of being thief, who had come to the market with the intention of stealing. After inquiring, they came to know that the boy had lost his way and gave shelter to him," Subir Datta, president of WBRC.

While radio amateurs use a variety of voice, text, image, and data communications modes and have access to frequency allocations throughout the radio frequency spectrum, it enables communication across a city, region, country, continent, the world, or even into space.

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