The never-say-die ‘election king’ Dr K Padmarajan (b May 15, 1959) of Mettur, Salem, Tamil Nadu has contested and lost 176 elections since 1988! Presidents, vice presidents, prime ministers, chief ministers, central ministers, state ministers, film stars… thus goes the list of VVIPs he has contested in the past. He says he has lost about Rs 20 lakh in deposit money but that however does not stop him from entering the fray.