Every year, Mumbai comes to a halt for a day or two due to heavy rains, which pound the country between June and September and often leave hundreds dead across India. But this week's downpours left the city paralysed.
Most places in India don't receive this kind of rainfall in a year. This is the highest ever recorded in India's history. India's previous heaviest rainfall, recorded in the northeastern town of Cherrapunji -- one of the rainiest places on earth -- was 83.82 cm on July 12, 1910, Sharma said.
Our condolences with the Mumbaikars.