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Amou Haji: ‘World’s dirtiest man’ from Iran dies at 94, hasn’t taken bath for decades

According to media reports, Amou Haji was not his real name. Rather it is a lovely nickname (nickname) given by elderly people. Haji died on Sunday in Dejgah village.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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World’s Dirtiest Man: Amou Haji, the ‘world’s dirtiest man’ who did not take a bath for decades, has passed away. Haji, a resident of Iran, was 94 years old.

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According to media reports, Amou Haji was not his real name. Rather it is a lovely nickname (nickname) given by elderly people. Haji died on Sunday in Dejgah village.

According to the report, Haji used to avoid taking bath for fear of being insured. However, a few months back, the people of the first village took him to the bathroom to wash.

Haji spent most of his life isolated in an open brick hut. The people of the village had made it by digging a pit in the ground.

Amou Haji, covered in soot and living in a cinder-block shack, was reported by local media not to have bathed with water or soap in more than 60 years. The reason given for his repulsion to the cleaning act by his villagers is that he had experienced “emotional setbacks in his youth” that led him to refuse to wash.

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The Tehran Times reported in 2014 that Haji would eat roadkill (animals that are killed on roads by cars or other vehicles), smoke a pipe filled with animal excrement, and believed that cleanliness would make him ill. It is also said that there are photos that show him smoking multiple cigarettes at once.

For reasons best known to them, the villagers had, a few months ago, persuaded him to wash, reports IRNA. If true, it means that he could not take cleaning.

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