World’s Shortest Man Dies at 75

Chandra Bahadur Dangi

Chandra Bahadur Dangi Dies

Chandra Bahadur Dangi, world’s shortest documented full-grown man has been confirmed dead at the age of 75 while receiving treatment in American Samoa.

The man who was suffering from pneumonia stood at 1 foot 9.5 inches tall and weighing 31 pounds died on Thursday.

According to the Kathmandu Post, the Nepalese born was admitted to the Lyndon B. Johnson Tropical Medical Center in Pago Pago, Samoa Islands last week.

On 26th February 2012, the Guinness World Records recognised Dangi as the shortest man alive replacing 1 foot, 10.5 inches Gul Mohammed who died at the age of 42 in 1992.

His demise means that 22-year-old Junrey Balawing of the Philippines returns to the top spot as the world’s shortest man alive.

A statement by Guinness World Records on Friday about his death read:

“Guinness World Records (GWR), the global authority in record breaking achievements, is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Mr Chandra Dangi, who held the title of shortest man in the world.
GWR would like to express its sincere and heartfelt condolences to Mr Dangi’s family in this difficult time.
He will be remembered forever as an iconic and extraordinary record holder.”

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