Dejgah, Jan 21: For how many days can you go without a shower? This man hasn’t bathed in 67 years. Amou Haji, 87, from Dejgah, a village in the southern Iranian province of Iran, has looks like the Biblical Moses who fell down a chimney. Covered in ash and dirt, you would mistake him for a sculpture if he is still.
His favourite meal is rotten meat of dead animals, especially porcupines. He loves smoking but it is not tobacco that he enjoys. He prefers to smoke animal faeces out of a rusty pipe.
After going through some emotional setbacks in his youth, Haji decided to live an isolated life, Tehran Times reported.
To stay healthy he drinks five litres of water from a rusty oil can every day. He also loves to smoke but his style of smoking involves inhaling dried cow dung instead of tobacco.
Locals believe that a broken heart was the reason that Amou Haji chose this lifestyle. However, he still hasn’t given up on finding love.
Haji has no home, he wanders near the isolated village of Dejgah in the Southern Iranian province of Fars and lives in holes made in the desert outside the village. Although the villagers built a hut for him but he chose not to live there.
He has become almost the same colour as the earth around him and he totally blends in with his environment. Locals say they often mistake him for a rock when he stays still.
Haji has no care for the comforts of the world and is content living a nomadic life.