Junrey Balawing has been recognized as the world’s shortest person – replacing the previous shortest person, Khagendra Thapa Magar. Khagendra remained world’s shortest person for about 8 months until Junrey turned 18 to claim the title. 59.93 cm tall Junrey is 7 cm shorter than Khagendra.
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 Thapa Magar is going to turn 18 on Thursday, October 14, 2010. A team of representative of The Guinness World Record has already arrived in Pokhara to hand over the certificate of the shortest person in the world.
The shortest man in the world, Khagendra Thapa Magar and top three Miss Nepal contest winners including Miss Nepal 2010, Sadichha Shrestha, first runner-up Sahana Bajracharya, and second runner-up Sanyukta Timsina were chosen the Goodwill Ambassadors of Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) for the promotion of tourism in Nepal.
Khagendra’s theme message reads: "Shortest man in the world from the highest mountain in the world invites you to visit Nepal."
Miss Nepal Sadichha was appointed the Brand Ambassador of Nepal Tourism Year 2011 (NTY-2011) in the first week of September. She is also the conservation ambassador of World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Nepal.
More photos of Khagendra with the beauty queens follows (photo credits – onlinekhabar, nepalnews, and nagariknews):
Our heartfelt condolence to the soul of Pingping and his family!
The Guinness verification team gave a temporary registration to Khagendra and he will be officially registered as the shortest man of the world in Guinness World Records after six months when he turns 18. It is not clear whether somebody else will be the shortest person in the mean time, until Khagendra will officially take over. Continue reading
Guinness World Records has finally verified Khagendra Thapa Magar, Nepal’s shortest man, as the shortest man in the world after verifying his height and weight last night. Thapa Magar was awarded a certificate and a medal in Rome on Feb 26, 2010.
The Guinness verification team found that Khagendra is 56 cm tall and weighs just five kg. Khagendra is given a temporary registration now and he will be officially registered as the shortest man of the world in Guinness World Records after six months when he turns 18.
Khagendra Thapa Magar, world’s shortest person (62 cm) is only 4.6 kg in weight. When somebody meets the 18-year-old guy, the person can not resist carrying him.Â This time it was actress Rekha Thapa who carried and kissed Khagendra. Khagendra returned the favor with numerous kisses and a marriage proposal.
The light-weight little guy Khagendra Thapa Magar is being an object of admiration among political leaders and film actors these days. Khagendra is collecting funds but, it looks like the political leaders were more concerned with carrying him rather than supporting financially. In my last post PM Nepal was carrying him on his lap.
After that, every major political leaders were seen photographed carrying Khagendra. Here is a collection of photographs of different leaders meeting Khagendra.
The kid Prime Minister, Madhav Kumar Nepal, is carrying is not a kid at all.
The little man, Khagendra Thapa Magar, has just turned 18 and is going to London to register himself as the shortest person in the World. He is collecting funds for the travel cost.
It is good thing that Khagendra is going to be the record holder. But, I didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t know that you have to go to London to register yourself in the Guinness World Records.
The official FAQ doesnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t mention of visiting London.
Ã¢â‚¬Â¦Once you have received the guidelines you can attempt the record and collect all the evidence as indicated in the guidelines and in the Records Breakers Pack. You can send the evidence to our office in London, where we will be able to verify it within 6 weeks and send you a certificate to commemorate the achievement, if the verification is satisfactory.
Khagendra Thapa Magar, who is to be entered in Guinness World Record in a couple of months when he turns 18, is compared with a 1.5 liter coca-cola bottle in an article featured in American magazine National Enquirer.