Nepalese man named shortest ever in history

26 Feb

A 72-year-old man from Kathmandu, Nepal, has been given the title of “shortest man in history.”

The Guinness World Records awarded Chandra Bahadur Dangi for being the height of height of 54.6 centimeters (21.5 inches). Chandra claims to weigh 14.5 kilogram, or 32 pounds.

“I’m very happy that I’m being recognized by Guinness World Records and that my name will be written in book,” Chandra said after he was awarded the two Guinness certificates. “It’s a big thing for my family, my village and my country. I am very happy.”

Chandra is using his fame to make his country proud. According to Guinness, he and his family are planning to start a charity to help fund his village.

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