Laziest worker ever: Indian engineer didn't turn up for work for 24 years
Never mind 24 days holiday a year; one Indian employee stayed away for 24 years Reuters

An engineer in India ruled himself out of winning any 'top employee' awards at work by not turning up for 24 years.

The extraordinary absence from work may qualify the man named A K Verma for world's most unwilling worker, though.

Bosses at his firm last saw him in December 1990, reported the Mirror.

Disciplinary action was taken against him two years later, but it took another two decades and two years for Verma to finally get his marching orders.

Explaining the circumstances, an official said: "He went on seeking extension of leave, which was not sanctioned, and defied directions to report to work."