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World's Shortest Person Dies


The man famous for being the shortest person in the world died on September 3rd. Chandra Bahadur Dangi from Nepal passed away at 75 years of age, report world media. The shortest person on the planet was just 21.5″ (54.6 cm) tall, beating the record previously set by Gul Mohammed, who was 22.5″ (57 cm) tall.

Chandra Bahadur Dangi was born in 1939. On November 30th he would've made it to 76 years old but unfortunately the world's shortest man was unable to reach that milestone.

The Nepalese man gained worldwide recognition after grabbing the attention of a wood contractor in his home village. The man had been living with his relatives, who were of average height.

As with the majority of people who look different and bizarre, Chandra Bahadur Dangi has had many difficult moments but despite this he has proven to the world that even with his uniqueness he can fully enjoy life. He has managed to visit remarkable places all over the world and popularize his own country of birth.

In November 2014, Guinness World Records organized a meeting between the world's shortest person and his exact opposite - Sultan Kösen from Turkey.

The Turkish man broke records with his 98 3/4″ (251 cm) height. These 2 extraordinary men met for the first time in London in honor of Guinness World Records Day, taking part in a photo session in front of Big Ben.

Sultan, who is a Turkish farmer, still holds the title of world's tallest living man. His unusual height is the result of a tumor in his pituitary gland.

The remaining members of his family are of normal height. Like Chandra Bahadur Dangi, Sultan also experiences certain hardships due to his unorthodox size.

He cannot walk on his own and uses crutches to do so. Due to his immense stature, he was unable to finish his education. It's also beyond his abilities to do farm work.