Meet ‘World’s Dirtiest Man’: Amou Haji, 87-Year-Old Man Who Hasn’t Bathed In 67 Years

World's Dirtiest Man' Amou Haji, 87-Year-Old Man Who Hasn't Bathed In 67 Years
World's Dirtiest Man' Amou Haji, 87-Year-Old Man Who Hasn't Bathed In 67 Years

Amou Haji is an 83-year-old Iranian, and he probably deserves the title of the world’s dirtiest man. He has never bathed in the last 67 years of his life. Haji is said to be terrified of water, resulting in extreme avoidance of bathing. Moreover, he believes that he’ll fall sick if he bathes and this has stopped him from taking a shower in over six decades.

If at all you are interested in such feats, the last record of the longest time going without showers belonged to a 66-year-old Indian man, Kailash Singh, who had not taken a bath over 38 years.

“Amou” is an endearing word in Farsi used especially by kids for kind men to show their affection. He however, with his bathing practices will challenge anyone to hug him for affection.

Amou Haji has some peculiar dislikes and likes

It’s not just bathing that Haji dislikes. His disgust for fresh food and clean drinking water takes the title of the dirtiest man in the world to a whole new level. Not only that, he prefers his favorite meal of rotten porcupine meat. He drinks 5 liters of water a day for health purposes, but only from a large rusty oil can.

He likes to fill his smoking pipe with animal feces instead of tobacco! To trim his hair he doesn’t use clippers; he just burns it off over an open flame. An old war helmet keeps his head warm during the winter.

He lives in a hole in the ground, much like a grave, to keep him grounded and in touch with the reality of life or perhaps to save him from cold weather and rains.


Seldom he sleeps in an open brick shack that the villagers constructed for him out of pity. Locally, he is known as Amou Haji.

He is always covered in ash and dirt. According to Tehran Times, Haji decided to live an isolated life after he went through some emotional setbacks in his youth.


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