Shortest man alive

Chandra Bahadur Dangi, born on November 30, 1939, is recognized as the shortest man in the world by the Guinness Book of World Records. Dangi, the residence of a remote mountainous village Rimikholi of Nepal, remained unnoticed from the Guinness world record team until the age of 72. The 72 year old man is a bachelor and has no desire what-so-ever of getting married and starting a family of his own.


A forest contractor cutting timber met Dangi and informed the local media after which he gained notice. A doctor and Guinness World Records official measured and confirmed Dangi’s height to be 21.5 inches (54 centimeters). The chief editor of the Guinness Book of World Records said that in the 57 years of their history, Dangi is the only person to record the title of the shortest man at the age of 72. And also, he is the only shortest man to live such a long life.

Rather than measuring height for the world record, Dangi had never visited a doctor before as he had led a perfectly healthy life and have no physical conditions that require medical attention. He lives with his five brothers all of whom are of average heights. He dreams of travelling all over Nepal and also the world. His dream is to make the world known about his country and his village through the medium of his title. His first international tour to Sydney, Australia on May 13, 2012 was organized by the hosts Fitzy and Wippa of Nova FM Sydney.

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