May 13, 2009

No Bath for 35 Years

(New Delhi, India) A seer told an Indian father, who has seven daughters, that he would have a son if he quit bathing. Therefore, Kailash "Kalau" Singh quit bathing. That was in 1974. Yes, 63-year-old Kalau has not bathed for 35 years.

Instead of bathing and brushing his teeth, Kalau performs a "fire bath" every evening.

He stands on one leg beside a bonfire, smokes marijuana and says prayers to Lord Shiva ....

"It's just like using water to take a bath," Kalau was reported as saying. "A fire bath helps kill germs and infection in the body."

Kalau claims that his vow to not bathe is in the national interest and that, "I'll end this vow only when all problems confronting the nation end." (Good luck with that, Kalau.) However, his neighbors contend the real reason for not bathing is because he wants a son.

In any event, Kalau has had difficulty working with people who consider him to be "unhealthy." He lost his grocery store because customers quit coming. Lately, he works alone, tilling fields.

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