A Nepalese man has been named the shortest man in the the Guinness World records. Chandra Bahadur Dangi, 72, was
measured at 21.5 inches (54.6 centimeters). He is basically the size of a toddler.
Craig Glenday, a Guiness official, presented Dangi two certificates. One for being the world’s shortest living man
and the other as the world’s shortest person recorded in Guinness’ 57-year history.
“I am very happy. Now I want to travel across Nepal and to foreign countries,” Dangi told reporters afterward.
Dangi and his family live in Rhimkoli, a remote mountain village about 250 miles west of Katmandu. His five brothers
are all of average height.
He has never worked outside of the house due to his height. However, he helps with chores around the house.
A forest contractor met him and told local media. Soon, Guinness got a hold of the story and awarded Dangi the title.
The Guinness certificate does not come with any cash award.