New world’s shortest man Chandra Bahadur Dangi awarded by Guinness World Records (Photo)

By on Feb 27, 2012 in Amazing, Asia Comments

The new world’s shortest man is Nepal‘s Chandra Bahadur Dangi, who was awarded by an official of Guinness World Records on Sunday, February 26, 2012, standing at 21.5 inches (54.60cm), as shown in the photo below.

As noted at GuinnessWorldRecords.com that day, Chandra Bahadur Dangi beat the recently world’s shortest man title holder, Junrey Balawing from the Philippines, who stood at 59.9cm (23.5 in) tall at the age of 18.

According to the report, Guinness editor-in-chief Craig Glenday visited Katmandu, Nepal‘s capital on Sunday, where he confirmed the official measurements of Chandra and later gave him the world’s shortest man certificate.

Dangi, 72, who was measured three times in 24 hours at the CIWEC Clinic Travel Medicine Center in Lainchaur, also reportedly weighs 14.5kg and has spent his entire life in the remote Nepalese mountain village of Rhimkholi.

“I’m very happy that I’m being recognized by Guinness World Records and that my name will be written in book,” Chandra was quoted on reports after the awarding ceremony, who was also awarded as the world’s shortest adult human ever.

“It’s a big thing for my family, my village and my country. I am very happy.” Chandra added, who also beat Gul Mohammed, (New Delhi, India, 1957-1997) who measured 57 cm (22.5 in).



Chandra Bahadur Dangi, showing her two Guinness World Records awards
Image Credit: GuinnessWorldRecords.com



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