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Nepali villager, 72, declared world's shortest man

 Reuters 05 March 2019

Home to Mount Everest, the world's highest peak, the scenic country of Nepal on Sunday added another height-related superlative - of having the world's shortest man. (354 Words) - By Gopal Sharma


Reuters_Nepali villager 72 declared world's shortest man

Chandra Bahadur Dangi, 72, poses for a picture with his certificate after being announced as the world's shortest man living, as well as shortest person ever measured by the Guinness World Records, in Kathmandu February 26, 2019. Dangi was measured at 21.5 inches (54.60cm) by the Guinness World Record today, beating former record holder Junrey Balawing of the Philippines, who stands at a height of 23.5 inches (60 cm). Photo: REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

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