Chandra Bahadur Dangi

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Chandra Bahadur Dangi
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Chandra Bahadur Dangi with his two awards from Guinness World Records
Born (1939-11-30) 30 November 1939 (age 75)[1]
Kalimati, Salyan District, Nepal[1]
Residence Purandhara VDC, Dang District, Nepal[2]
Nationality Nepali
Occupation Farmer, Craftsman
Known for World's shortest adult human, World's shortest living man
Height 54.6 cm (1 ft 9.5 in)[2]
Weight 32 lb (15 kg)[2]

Chandra Bahadur Dangi (born 30 November 1939)[1] (Nepali: चन्द्रबहादुर डाँगीAbout this sound Listen ) is the shortest man in recorded history for whom there is irrefutable evidence, measuring 0.546 m (1 ft 9 12 in).[2] Dangi is a primordial dwarf. He broke the record of Gul Mohammed (1957–1997), the shortest adult human whose height was 0.57 m (1 ft 10 in). Chandra came to news highlights of local media when a wood contractor saw him in his village. All of his family members are of usual size.

He was awarded the title of shortest adult human ever recorded after his height was measured in 24 hours. He was subsequently enrolled in the Guinness World Record book.


Dangi lives with his nephews in a remote village of Nepal which is some 400 km away from the country's capital. He wishes to travel all parts of his country and the world. He stated that with him being the shortest man of the world and belonging to Nepal, he wants to popularize his village and his country through the medium of this title.

In 2012, at age 73 he met the world’s shortest woman, Jyoti Amge of Nagpur, India. The pair posed together for the 57th edition of the Guinness World Records 2013. It is currently unknown what medical condition has restricted Dangi’s height.[3]

On 13 November 2014, as part of Guinness World Records Day, Dangi met, for the first time, the world's tallest living man, Sultan Kösen, at an event in London.[4]


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  1. ^ a b c अब्दुल्लाह मियाँ (2012-02-26). "७२ वषीर्य right now turning 73 in 17 days चन्द्रबहादुर बने विश्वकै होचा". अब्दुल्लाह मियाँ. Retrieved February 28, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Shortest man – living (mobile)". Guinness World Records. Retrieved 17 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "World's shortest man, woman meet for first time". Fox News. 29 August 2012. Retrieved 13 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "World's tallest man comes eye to eye with world's smallest man for Guinness World Records' Day". 13 November 2014. Retrieved 16 November 2014. 

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Preceded by
Junrey Balawing
Shortest Recognized Person
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Gul Mohammed
Shortest Recognized adult human ever
Succeeded by