It's official, Khagendra is the shortest person in the world

A team from the Guinness World Records (GWR) has completed the final measurements of height and weight of Khagendra Thapa Magar at Fewa City Hospital in Pokhara on Thursday, October 14, 2010.

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Three different measurements, done at 8:00 AM, 12:00 PM and 3:00 PM on Tuesday were used to get the final average values of height and weight of Khagendra. The final result of the measurement were 67.08 centimeters in height and 5.5 kilogram in weight. Khagendra replaces Edward Nino Hernandez of Colombia, a 70 centimeters tall previous record holder.

khagendra-measured-word-recordLast time, the Guinness Book team in Rome, Italy had measured Khagendra to be 56 cm in height and 5 kg in weight.

Khagendra was born on October 14, 1992 in Dhullubaskot-6, Baglung in Western Nepal as the eldest son of Roop Bahadur and Dhan Maya. Khagendra is also the goodwill ambassador for the Tourism Year 2011.

The GWR team is organizing a special program in Lakeside Hotel in Pokhara  to handover the certificate of the Shortest Person in the World. (Photo – Krishna Mani Baral and Kantipur)

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Congratulation Khagendra!

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