‘World’s dirtiest man’ dies in Iran at 94
Hajji avoided showering over fears of getting sick
An Iranian man nicknamed the “dirtiest man in the world” for not taking a shower for decades has died at the age of 94, state media reported on Tuesday.
Amou Hajji, who did not wash for more than half a century, died on Sunday in the village of Dejgah in the southern province of Fars, IRNA news agency reported.
Hajji lived in isolation in an open brick hut and had faced some “emotional setbacks in his youth,” according to the media outlet.
He had avoided showering for fears of “getting sick,” but “for the first time a few months ago, villagers had taken him to a bathroom to wash,” before falling ill and dying shortly afterward, IRNA reported.
In a 2014 interview with the Tehran Times, he revealed that he mostly ate dead animals and drank 1.5 litres of water every day. He said he trimmed his hair with a fire, and smoked innumerable cigarettes given to him by locals as well as a pipe filled with dried animal excrement as tobacco.
A short documentary film titled “The Strange Life of Amou Hajji” was made about his life in 2013, according to Iranian media outlets. – arabnews.com