An Indian man with seven daughters has not bathed or brushed his teeth in 35 years, Agence France-Presse reported.

Kailash “Kalau” Singh, 63, told the Hindustan Times he will bathe when his nation’s troubles are over, but not everyone is buying that story.

According to one person, Singh’s ritual is an attempt to guarantee his next offspring will be a male heir.

“A seer once told Kalau that if he does not take a bath, he would be blessed with a male child,” a man named Madhusudan told the newspaper.

Each evening, Singh takes a “fire bath” to rid himself of germs. A fire bath consists of praying to the Lord Shiva next to a bonfire and smoking marijuana.

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