Dangi Named Shortest Man Ever

Nepal, once again, has officially become the country to have the world’s highest mountain as well as the shortest man!! 72-year old Chandra Bahadur Dangi, who measures 54.6cm tall, was recognised not only as the “shortest man ever” but also as “the shortest man living” by Guinness World Records in Kathmandu on Sunday (February 26). Dangi took the title of “the shortest man ever” from India’s Gul Mohammad who was 57cm tall before he died in 1997 at the age of 40. The native of the remote village of Purandhara-8, Rhimkholi in Dang also succeeded the current record Junrey Balawing of the Philippines (59.9cm, 23.5in) who had previously taken over the record of another Nepali Khagendra Thapa Magar (67cm, 26.4in).

Chandra Bahadur Dangi is officially the shortest living man ever according to the Guinness World Records (Picture: EPA)


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