‘World dirtiest man’ dies in Iran at the age of 94

Amou Haji refused to bathe for over 50 years, fearing it would end up making him sick.

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Iranian man Amou Haji nicknamed “World’s Dirtiest Man” for not taking shower for over half a century, died at the age of 94.

As per Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) report, Haji died on Sunday in the village of Dejgah in the Southern province of Fars.

He died only a few months after getting his first bath in over 50 years

“For the first time a few months ago, villagers had taken him to a bathroom to wash,” said the local media Report.

Haji had prevented showering out of fear of “getting sick,” and had experienced “emotional setbacks in his youth,” which contributed to his aversion to baths, locals stated.

According to The New York Post, Haji was disconnected for most of his existence and lived in an open brick hut built by villagers after he began sleeping in a hole in the ground.

According to the Tehran Times 2014 report, Amou Haji stayed alive by eating animals killed in automobile accidents on the road and smoking pipes filled with animal dung.

Locals also reported him to be mentally stable and well aware-of current issues in the country.


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