Contesting polls is his hobby and in spite of having lost 28 elections, K Shyambabu Subudhi, the 84-year-old resident of Odisha’s Berhampur has set his sights on contesting this year’s Lok Sabha polls as well.
Victory or defeat doesn’t matter to him, once dubbed by the BBC as the ‘world’s biggest election loser’. Undeterred by his past experiences, Subudhi has once again put up a benign challenge to the candidates for the upcoming Lok Sabha Elections.
Subudhi plans to fight the Lok Sabha polls from the two seats in Ganjam district – Aska and Berhampur – as an Independent. He has contested nine times from these two Lok Sabha seats.
The homoeopathy doctor by profession, Subudhi has been contesting elections since 1957 and has been consistently losing his deposit in every election he has contested so far.
Subudhi has crossed swords with several political heavyweights including former Prime Minister P V Narsimha Rao, former Odisha Chief Minister Biju Patnaik and Janaki Ballabh Patnaik in different polls.
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