K Shyambabu Subudhi, the man whom BBC once dubbed as the ‘world’s biggest election loser’ is all set to contest the Lok Sabha elections again.
Subudhi, the 84-year-old resident who hails from Berhampur in Odisha, has been fighting the election since 1957 and has lost 28 elections, including 10 assembly polls as of now.
He is planning to fight the Lok Sabha polls as an Independent candidate from the two seats in Ganjam district – Aska and Berhampur.
The homoeopathy doctor by profession, Subudhi has contested nine times from these two Lok Sabha constituencies.
He entered the poll fray in 1957 when he contested against the former state minister Brundaban Nayak as a young man in his early twenties.
When asked what keeps him going after so many defeats, The compulsive election-fighter replied,
“Taking part in elections is my one and only passion. Forget victory or defeat, I contest to win. One day, I hope the people will elect me as their representative.”