Guiness Winner 'Election King' Who Has Never Won An Election | The Wire and OZY
THE WORLD’S BIGGEST ELECTION LOSER KEEPS DEMOCRACY ON ITS TOES
K. Padmarajan is a little different from the rest of the candidates who run for elections in India. Mostly, and majorly, that’s on account of his losing 168 elections since 1988. It’s a feat that has gotten him entered in the Guinness Book of World Records for being “the most unsuccessful candidate in elections in the world.”
But sporting a big bushy mustache, a round red tilak and a colorful shawl on his shoulder, Padmarajan is, to put it mildly, unstoppable.
To date, the humble tire shop owner has spent Rs. 30 lakh running for a variety of positions in national, state, and local elections. The distinction has earned a passel of well-placed queries: “Why is he acting like a clown?” “Who does he think he is, trying to get into politics?” And these are, according to him, from his friends. Read and watch Election King Dr. Padmarajan's story here.