Friday, June 24, 2011

World's Smelliest Man


Guru Kailash Singh has refused to wash for the past 37 years, despite the best efforts of his family

Guru Kailash Singh has refused to wash for the past 37 years, despite the best efforts of his family


It is not an achievement that can readily be savoured by his nearest and dearest.


But Kailash Singh has as good a claim as any to the accolade of world's smelliest man - after refusing to wash for more than 37 years.


Mr Singh, 65, has not bathed or cut his 6ft-long dreadlocks since 1974, shortly after he married.

Explaining his unconventional decision, Mr Singh claimed a priest guaranteed him a much-prized son and heir if he followed the advice.


Despite neighbours joking the sweaty farmer would be lucky persuade his wife to have any children at all, his religious guidance clearly failed - he has seven daughters.


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, 60. '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.


'Children tease and shout that I don't wash when I ride my bicycle through the village,' he said. 'There are many people who have a poor character that mock me for not washing. They do not understand my decision but I will not change my mind as it is god's choice, not mine.


Guru Kailash Singh outside his house with his family

Guru Kailash Singh outside his house with wife Kalavati Devi, 60; his daughters Pooja Singh, 16, Neetu Singh, 25, and Baby Singh, 35; and grandchildren, Shradha Singh 8 months, and grandson Mohit Singh, 12

Mr Singh has a 'fire bath' every evening, which he insists cleanses him

Mr Singh has a 'fire bath' every evening, which he insists cleanses him


'My wife doesn't like it either but she must bear all the hardships I have to bear. Besides, I take a fire bath in the evenings and that gets rid of all the sweat.'


Mr Singh's wife claims she has tried everything to make her smelly husband clean up his act without success.


'I abused him and started crying when he told me about his senseless decision,' she said. 'I even threatened to stop sleeping with him but he is my husband so there was little I could do about it.'


Youngest daughter Pooja, 16, even says her father's strange decision has made her more popular.


'My schoolmates are curious to see and meet my papa,' she said. 'They keep asking me how he can live for so many years without washing and want to see for themselves.


'Earlier I would be angry but there's nothing we can do as he doesn't listen to anyone.


'In this hot summer I want to shower at least twice a day but he doesn't want to take even one. I don't know how he manages to live.'


The only contact with water Kailash has is to wash his mouth and hands.


'I have no son, so I will never wash again,' he said. 'Maybe when I am born again I will wash.'


Mr Singh's wife, Kalavati Devi, threatened to stop sleeping with him if he didn't wash, but she gave in first

Mr Singh's wife, Kalavati Devi, threatened to stop sleeping with him if he didn't wash, but she gave in first



No comments:

Post a Comment

Popular Posts

Labels

3D (1) accidents (8) Agent Carter (1) Agents of SHIELD (1) Amazing Interview (1) Amazing Moments (2) Amazing Pictures (1) Amazing POV (36) Amazing teacher (1) Amazing Teamups (6) Amy Winehouse (1) Animation (3) anti-bullying (2) Argentina (1) Arsenio Hall (1) autism (1) Avian Abductions (1) awesome pictures (1) Bad Ass (14) bakery (1) Banksy (1) Bear Grylls (1) Behind The Scenes (1) Berserk (5) Big Mac (1) Billy Joel (1) Blackadder (1) Boxing (8) bread (1) Brent Spiner (1) Burgers (1) Calvin n Hobbes (1) Celebs Being Cool (6) Charts (39) Cheating in Sports (1) China (2) Christina Aguilera (1) Colour (1) compilations (1) Computer Programs (1) Conspiracy Theory (2) cool (4) Cool ads (26) Cool Instruments (3) cool pictures (1) Cool Short Films (5) cool tips (1) Cool Tour (1) cool video (8) Cool Vs (1) cracked.com (11) decision making (1) Disaster (1) Documentary (11) Economic Collapse (1) Enson (1) Epic (2) Epic Beard Man (4) Epic Meal Time (1) Extreme (70) exuberance (1) Fantastic Lectures (39) Fantastic Sites (1) fighting (1) First time (1) Flash Card Video (4) Flash Mob (2) flying (6) Food (2) Food For Thought (1) food porn (1) freeze frame (1) Fun Interactions (2) funny future predictions (1) Gambling (1) George Foreman (3) gifs (3) Glenn Campbell (1) Gordon Ramsay (1) graffiti (1) Graham Hancock (1) Gurkha (5) heights (41) Heroes (4) Hidden History (2) high IQ (5) homeless man (4) homeless musician (3) how our mind works (20) Hugh Jackman (1) Hugh Laurie (3) Hugo Barra (1) Human Interest (167) Illustrations (2) Impressions (2) Insanity (1) Inspirational (15) interesting (3) interesting places (5) Internet Meme (26) Jack Black (1) Jamie DeWolf (1) Japan (1) Jimmy Fallon (1) Joe Frazier (4) Joe Louis (1) Joe Rogan (1) John Ritter (1) Justin Timberlake (1) Ken Norton (3) Kevin Smith (5) King Robbo (1) knives (1) Lady Gaga (1) Lance Armstrong (1) Larry Holmes (3) Learning (2) Links (2) listverse.com (1) Livestrong (1) Living Environments (2) Looking Good (1) Magic (3) Map (5) Marriage Proposal (7) Math (1) mental health (1) Michael Jackson (1) Mike Tyson (2) Muhammad Ali (7) Musicals (2) my ruined childhood memories (2) Neil deGrasse Tyson (1) Neil Patrick Harris (1) News followup (5) North Korea (4) nostalgia (2) Nuclear (1) Olympics (1) One Shot (2) Parenting Done Right (5) Parkour (2) Patrick Stewart (1) Paul McCartney (1) Penn n Teller (4) Phoenix Jones (1) photography (1) physics (1) piano (1) pioneers (3) Poetry (1) Powerful (1) Prager University (1) prodigy (1) Randall Carlson (1) Rare (1) RC Cola (1) Real Life (1) Recapturing Moments (1) Rescue (1) Reunion (11) Riots (1) Rocky Marciano (1) Rowan Atkinson (4) RSA (7) Rube Goldberg (1) Russell Brand (1) Salesman (1) scams (1) Scandal (1) scenery (1) Scientology (1) Sheer Joy (2) Sinkhole (1) Sir Ken Robinson (3) Sound of Music (1) special abilities (2) Stephen Colbert (1) Stephen Fry (1) Steroids (2) Story Book (1) Sugar Ray Leonard (1) superhero (1) Surprise Entertainment (2) Survival (1) Table Tennis (1) Ted Talks (11) Timelapse Video (8) Tom Hanks (1) tornado (1) Transformers (1) Tree (3) tribute (2) Trolling Pros (1) turducken (1) TV Series (1) valor (2) vice travel guide (10) vintage (1) volcano (1) VS (2) war heroes (2) water flying (3) water fun (4) water surfing (1) Websites (2) Wedding Video (7) Weird News (1) Whirlpool (1) Whopper (1) Will Ferrell (1) Yakuza (1)

Search This Blog

Total Pageviews