Kailash Singh, 65 has not bathed neither has he cut his 6ft-long dreadlock for 37 years, thats since 1974, shortly after he got married.
He claimed a priest guaranteed him a much-prized son and heir if he did not have his bath and thats the reason for his unconventional decision.
His religious guidance clearly failed him as he has seven daughters and would be lucky to persuade his wife to have any more children.
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.
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,” he said.