March 31, 2023

Amou Haji ,an Iranian man who was nicknamed as the “dirtiest man in the world” has died at the age of 94.He was tagged as the ‘dirtiest’ for not taking a shower for decades.

He died on Sunday in the village of Dejgah in the southern province of Fars, according to reports,he was also known to be single.

Haji had avoided showering over fears of “getting sick”as saying,but “for the first time a few months ago, villagers had taken him to a bathroom to wash”.Haji was covered in soot also living in a cinder-block shack .Villagers said he had experienced “emotional setbacks in his youth” that led him to refuse to wash.

In 2014, It was reported that Haji would eat roadkill, smoke a pipe filled with animal excrement, and believed that cleanliness would make him ill. Photos showed him smoking multiple cigarettes at once.

A short documentary film titled “The Strange Life of Amou Haji” was made about his life in 2013, according to Iranian media outlets.

Marvelous Ogidi

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