Nepal’s Khagendra Thapa Magar was named the shortest man in the world by Guinness World Records in 2010 after turning 18 on October 14, measuring at 67 centimetres. But his title was short lived when Junrey Balawing of the Philippines took over the spot the following year, who stands 60 centimetres tall. Now come 2012, Nepal once again seems to be eyeing the title.
Chandra Bahadur Dangi from western Nepal is hoping to prove to Guinness World Records that he’s the world’s shortest man. The 72-year-old man claims to be only 56 centimetres tall.
Dangi’s nephew Dolak Dangi has said that his uncle would meet with Guinness officials in the capital, Katmandu, in the next few days to be measured.
Guinness World Records reportedly did not immediately respond to an emailed request for comment.
If he is named the new record-holder, Chandra Bahadur Dangi will realize his dream of becoming famous and traveling around the world.