InformAfrica – Who is the world’s shortest man? Chandra Bahadur Dangi from Nepal has been announced as the shortest man in the world according to latest Guinness World Records.
Chandra Bahadur Dangi, a Nepalese, is 72 years old , and only 21.5 inches tall ‘54.6 centimeters’. The Guinness World Record guidelines required three measurements of Chandra’s height taken over 24 hours, which included his length standing and lying flat.
After the announcement Chandra said “I am very happy. Now I want to travel across Nepal and to foreign countries”
He added that he has no desire to get married or have a family of his own, but would like to meet the prime minister of Nepal soon.
72 years old Chandra Dangi who stands at 21.5 inches tall, was crowned the shortest man in Guinness’ 57-year history in February 2012. Prior to the announcement, the record-holder had never ventured far from his remote village of Rhimkholi, Nepal.
“It’s a big thing for my family, my village and my country,” Dangi said in a press release. “I am very happy.”
“Guinness World Records 2013” will be released on Sept. 13.
Photos of World’s Shortest Man Ever
72 year old Chandra Bahadur Dangi from Nepal is the latest world’s shortest man discovered and measured by Guinness World Records. Below are more photos of the world’s shortest man.
(Chandra Bahadur Dangi photos)
Chandra Dangi beats Junrey Balawing of Philippines, the before Guinness World Records holder who stands at a height of 23.5 inches (60 cm).
InformAfrica congratulates Chandra Bahadur Dangi on his successful Guinness certification as the World’s Shortest Man. Amazing isn’t it? Especially for a 72 year old man.
Photo credit: Reuters