Chandra Bahadur Dangi: smallest man who ever lived in photos
THE smallest man in the world is Nepal’s Chandra Bahadur Dangi. He’s got a certificate to prove it, given to him by the Editor-in-Chief of Guinness World Records, Craig Glanday, right, after being declared the world’s shortest living man and shortest man ever by the Guinness Book of Records, at a ceremony in Katmandu, Nepal.
The 72-year-old man was measured at just 21.5 inches (54.6 centimetres) high takes the title from Junrey Balawing of the Philippines, who is 23.5 inches (60 centimetres) tall. Here’s Mr Dangi posing in a series of photos that show juxtaposed against bigger things, like a newspaper, a nan bread and Mr Glanday’s shoe…
Editor in Chief of Guinness World Records Craig Glanday, right, and Dr. Kashila Pradhan, left, officially measure Nepal's Chandra Bahadur Dangi, 72, who says he's only 22 inches (56 centimeters) tall, at the CIWEC clinic in Katmandu, Nepal, Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012. Guinness World Records officials measured Dangi who hopes to be named the world's shortest man later Sunday. Dangi is hoping to snatch the title of the world's shortest man from Junrey Balawing of the Philippines, who is 23.5 inches (60 centimeters) tall. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)