Junrey Balawing, proclaimed as the shortest man in the world last year by the Guinness World Records has just been toppled down by Nepal man Chandra Bahadur Dangi! Dangi is the new title holder as the shortest man with his height of 54.6cm or 21.5 inches. He beat Balawing’s height of 59.5cm or 23.5 inches by just a few points.
Dangi lives a far-flung village called Rimkholi that’s why he was only discovered after a timber merchant took his measurement when he visited his village last month. Dangi is already 72 years old by the way so aside from being the shortest man he is also the oldest man to be awarded the shortest man record!
Last week he was picked up by a plane from his village and brought to the country’s capital where he was awarded two certificates.
Dangi is very happy for the recognition and said that it’s a very big thing for his family, village and country.