Another Nepali broke the Guinness World Records as the world’s shortest man yesterday when Chandra Bahadur Dangi was confirmed to be the shortest person ever by the organization.
Dangi, 72, is only 21.5 inches or 54.6 cm tall. He broke the previous record held by Khagendra Thapa Magar, also a Nepali, who is 26 inches or 67 cm tall. Magar was officially acknowledged as the world’s shortest man on October 14, 2010. But before Dangi got the record, Magar was lost the record to the Philippines man, Junrey Balawing last year last year.
Dangi lives in misery in a remote area of western part of Nepal. He is the fifth son in the family, all members of his family are all “normal.” He also never experienced any problem with his health.
According to Dadhi Ram who is Dangi’s relative, the family often hid the now shortest man in the world to prevent the burglars from stealing him.
Now, after he got the new title, he expected his fortune would change. He regretted that he couldn’t marry because he is too old for a marriage right now. But he said he wants to travel around the world to meet people from different countries.
Dangi is elected to be the campaigner for Nepal’s tourism industry. It means he could fulfill his dream to travel from one country to another to promote Nepal that has the highest peak of the world, Mount Everest.
And as his health is always great, Dangi is likely to get the second title of the Guinness World Record as the longest living shortest man in the world.
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