Shortest Man in the World
In the world of technology where internet and electronic media is the major source of information, people now have more awareness about the dwarfism and other medical conditions. Dwarfism is not a new condition it follows the human beings from the ancient times. With the development of medical science now we know about the medical conditions or disorders which produce a strange abnormality in the body of human being such as a bone disorders i-e osteogenesis imperfect, which suppresses the human body to reach its adult size but there are some other conditions which cause dwarfism like deficiency of hormones and many reasons are still unknown in the medical field. In the people with dwarfism, many diseases are present due to which they are unable to live a normal happy life.
The shortest man in the world was Chandra Bahadur Dangi. He was born on November 30, 1939, in Nepal. Chandra was the recorded shortest man in the history of the world with undeniable evidence. The last measured height of the Chandra was 1 feet 9.5 inches (54.6 cm) and he broke the previous record of the Gul Muhammad with the height of 1 ft. 10 inches (57 cm).
He was noticed by the media when a wood contractor in his village saw him in the district of Dang, Nepal. In 2012 his height was recorded and named him as the world shortest man and he was included in the Guinness World Records at that time. Three brothers of Chandra had the height less than 4 feet while other two brother and sisters had the normal height as compared to the average human height.
At the age of 72 in 2012 he met with world shortest woman from India named Jyoti Amge and this pair records the photo-shoot at the 57th edition of the Guinness World Record during the year 2013. In the year 2014 at London, he met with the world tallest living person Sultan Kosen as a part of Guinness World Record. He said that he has the wish to travel around the beautiful world.
Chandra died at the Lyndon B. Johnson Tropical Medical Center in Pago Pago which is the territorial capital of American Samoa. He died at the age of 75 and the reason for his death was not specific but according to Kathmandu Post, he had the Pneumonia previously.
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Living shortest men
There are many people who have dwarfism but some have the intense kind and much shorter than the normal dwarf. Some are given below.
• Edward Nino Hernandez is the living person with the shortest height with 25 inches. He is the smallest man in the Columbia. He was born in 1986 and was the previous record holder in Guinness World Record.
• Lin Yu-Chih is another shortest man on the face of the earth and he has the height of 26.6 inches and he was born in 1972. He is now bounded to the wheelchair due to poor condition. He is living in the capital of Taiwan and he is also the author and social activist.