65-year-old Kailash Singh can claim the title as the world’s smelliest man – after refusing to wash for more than 37 years.
Mr. Singh has not had his bath or cut his 6ft-long dreadlocks since 1974, shortly after he got married.
He explained his bizarre decision, claiming that a priest assured him he was going to have a son if he followed the advice – a religious advice which clearly failed, he had seven daughters.
According to Daily Mail, Mr Singh spends his days tending cows in 47C heat, yet the only ‘cleansing’ he does allow himself is a ‘fire bath’ each evening, which involves smoking marijuana, praying to the Hindu Lord Shiva and dancing around a bonfire.
His long-suffering family admit they did once tried to force him into a stream.
‘He fought us off and ran away,’ said wife Kalavati Devi, 62. ‘We’ve tried several times since to force him to have a shower but he puts up such a fuss.
‘He says he’d rather die than take a bath and only a son could change his mind. It has been so many years now I’ve got used to it.’
His wife even threatened to stop sleeping with him if he didn’t bath, but she gave in first, insisting she should be loyal and put up with the stench.
The father-of-seven spends all day working up a sweat tending cows and working in his fields near the Indian holy city of Varanasi, on the banks of the River Ganges, where temperatures regularly top 47C.
He admits neighbours in the rural village of Chatav make fun of him but said he is following god’s will.