Shortest person in the world

Svetlana Pankratova_He Pingping I have been talking about records made or to be made on the highest mountain in my previous posts – Min Bahadur Sherchan, Appa Sherpa, Shailendra Kumar, cricket at highest altitude, and mobile coverage on Mt. Everest.  This post again is about the height but it  is not about the tallest mountain but a shortest guy.

Looks like Guinness World Records book didn’t have a category for the record for a shortest person until a 20 years old and just 74.61 centimeters tall He Pingping got entry in it in the 2009 edition of the book and posed for its launch with the longest-legged Svetlana Pankratova. But our own Khagendra Thapa Magar was actually shorter than the guy and couldn’t get entry because of being underage at that time.

When he was seeking entry in the record book, Khagendra was only 50 centimeters(20 inches) tall and weighed 4.5 kilograms (10 pounds) and only 14 years of age. Khagendra hasn’t gained any height till he was eleven years old.  Soon (in about 4 months) he is turning 18 and he and his family are waiting that day for him to be registered in the World Record book. Let’s see some of his photos.

Khagendra at 14 Khagendra at 17 khagendra dancing

Record keeping is one thing but health and prosperity is far more important in one’s life. I hope he does get proper medical care and nutrition. Let’s wish him all the best throughout his life.

9 thoughts on “Shortest person in the world

  1. Darn, I was kinda hoping that I was the shorter. I’m an Imp and my height is 2 (ft) 7 (in), He’s a few inches shorter then me.

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