Vijay Mallya’s 50-Feet Effigy Burnt in Mumbai on Holi

Holi bonfire is an essential part of this festival.

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The Mallya effigy. (Photo: <b>The Quint</b>)

This year, liquor baron Vijay Mallya was burnt down to ashes – may not be by law, but definitely by the people of a Mumbai chawl (slum) - on Holi. The residents of Worli’s BBD chawl have built a 50-feet effigy of Mallya, only to burn him down to mark the victory of good over evil – the basic theory behind the Holi bonfire or Holika, reports IndiaTimes.

Mallya, who is right now outside India to evade the law has angered not just the public sector banks to whom he owes money, but also the common people who thought it is best to channelize their anger through this effigy.

Mallya’s effigy. (Photo: <a href="https://twitter.com/sheetal_here/status/712652909352189952">Twitter</a>)
Mallya’s effigy. (Photo: Twitter)

The writing on the effigy, Bhaag Mallya Bhaag could not have been more ironic. For the full story, visit here.

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