All the current uses on the web I could find seemed to be from Indian speakers, but there are a couple of old examples, including one from John Webster in 1623, so it looks very much like a phrase that has been preserved there and fallen into disuse in the UK- I had never come across this phrase until I read your post.
John Webster link- Full text of "Dramatic works. Edited by William Hazlitt"
It's the full text, though a .txt file and not too big. Search for 'papers' and it's the second result.
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