Mumbai/thane, Aug. 25 -- Govindas were disappointed by this year's Dahi Handi celebrations on Saturday, as several places in the city saw muted celebrations or cancelled the events altogether, owing to the floods in the state and the demise of former finance minister and BJP leader Arun Jaitley. While some headed to Thane expecting grand celebrations and attractive prizes, organisers here had too decided to tone down the celebrations.

Organisers in Mumbai and Thane had decided to donate the proceeds from the festival to flood-affected people in Sangli and Kolhapur districts. Around 12pm, as news broke of Arun Jaitley's death, several mandals cancelled the Dahi Handi festivities. Govindas who had reached the venues were allowed to form tier...