Aged only 5, he lost all contact with his family in India, when he was at a train station waiting for his brother who never returned.
A Home at the End of Google Earth
Separated from his older brother at a train station, five-year-old Saroo Munshi Khan found himself lost in the slums of Calcutta. Nearly 20 years later, living in Australia, he began a painstaking search for his birth home, using ingenuity, hazy memories, and Google Earth. It was just a small river flowing over a dam, but […]
Little boy lost finds his mother using Google Earth
An Indian boy who lost his mother in 1986 has found her 25 years later from his new home in Tasmania – using satellite images. Saroo was only five years old when he got lost. He was travelling with his older brother, working as a sweeper on India’s trains. “It was late at night. We […]